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Root Canals

Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove the damaged parts of the tooth and infected root. In some cases, an antibiotic is prescribed to help prevent further infection within the tooth. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.

Many patients associate root canals with pain and discomfort.

But local anesthetics and advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals highly tolerable procedures that are often no less comfortable than getting a standard filling. Upon completion, a restored tooth that has undergone a root canal will blend in with surrounding teeth – virtually undetectable to the average eye. More than 9 out of 10 root canal procedures are successful, and most treatments last many years or even a lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.

If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown.

It is normal for teeth to become inflamed after a root canal, potentially causing sensitivity for the first several days following treatment. However, normal brushing and flossing habits can be resumed immediately after treatment and restoration is complete.
"The team at Viera Dental Design Studio takes the time to listen and provide you with the education to make an informed decision about your oral health."

Meet Dr. Brenna Kever, DDS

Raised in St. Augustine, FL, Dr. Kever attended the University of Central Florida where she majored in Microbiology and Molecular Biology with a minor in American Sign Language. She then attended dental school at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. While in dental school, she spearheaded campus-wide involvement in the American Student Dental Association and was also active in volunteering and intramural sports.

Following graduation from dental school, she was accepted to a position at the Birmingham VA Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. There she served veterans while furthering her clinical expertise in complex treatment planning, dental surgery, implant placement, and endodontics.

Aside from dentistry she and her husband enjoy cooking, kayaking, hiking, playing sports, and attending church regularly.

Our Treatment Options

At Viera Dental Design Studio, we offer a variety of treatment opinions. Our goal is to help you fit oral health into your life seamlessly. We work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.

We offer family dentistry services to patients of all ages. We strive to provide a compassionate, friendly, and comprehensive dental experience while at Viera Dental Design Studio. We are fully transparent with our patients to properly educate and offer several treatment options for their needs.

We offer several treatment options to fit your needs. From extractions and root canals to a wide variety of cosmetic dental options, we never forget that there is a unique person attached to every tooth. We tailor our treatment to your desires while providing you with a complete range of options for your optimal health and well being.

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. Dr. Kever is capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth. Modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.

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