Do you have a major toothache? Are you unable to chew around a certain tooth in your mouth? If you think you could benefit from a root canal treatment, contact George A. Hoop, DDS, PA today!

George A. Hoop, DDS, PA on Root Canals Read Transcript

Whether you visit our Naples, FL office or our Fort Myers, FL office, Dr. George Hoop and our professional team can get your teeth back to excellent health!

Root Canals Explained

Don’t believe the urban myths popularized by television and movies. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, root canals are no more uncomfortable than a tooth filling.

A root canal becomes necessary when tooth decay eats through the surface (enamel) of your tooth and begins to infect the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside the tooth. Usually, this results from a cavity that has not been addressed quickly enough.

In order to preserve the tooth and help you avoid a tooth extraction, we will act quickly and perform a gentle root canal.

Our Root Canal Process

So you’ll know exactly what to expect, we will clearly explain each step of your procedure before we get to work repairing your smile.

First, we will thoroughly assess your situation and plan your treatment using advanced dental technology, like digital X-rays and intraoral cameras. Then, we will:

  • Numb the area with anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing
  • Make a small hole in the top of your tooth
  • Remove the infected pulp with special tools
  • Fill your tooth with an inert material called gutta percha

Depending on the state of your tooth, we may also cap it with a dental crown for added strength and protection.

If you’re nervous, our Fort Myers and Naples, FL offices can also relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options!

Dr. Hoop has been in private practice in the Fort Myers, FL area since 1991 and Naples, FL since 2000. He was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society after his graduation in 1986.

Let us repair your damaged tooth with a root canal at George A. Hoop, DDS, PA. Call our Fort Myers, FL and Naples, FL at 239-734-7737. You can also use our online form.

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