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A Comprehensive Guide to Root Canals in Fort Lauderdale FL: Understanding and Preparing for the Procedure

Hearing that you require a root canal might initially be a cause for concern, especially if you’ve never undergone this routine dental treatment. To help dispel any misconceptions and fears, our root canal experts in Fort Lauderdale, FL are here to explain the essential facts and what you can expect from this procedure.

1. A Painless Process That Takes Time

Indeed, the prospect of a root canal can be intimidating, but rest assured, anesthesia is administered to ensure a painless experience. Any apprehensions about needles should soon fade, as our painless root canal treatments in Fort Lauderdale, FL are designed to prioritize your comfort.

The procedure can be lengthy, so we suggest patients bring their favorite music, podcast, or audiobook to help them relax and make the time pass more quickly.

2. Root Canals May Lead to the Placement of Crowns

Following a root canal, it’s common for the treated tooth to require further treatment. This often involves the placement of a crown to fully restore the tooth’s structure, strength, and function. Our root canal specialists in Fort Lauderdale, FL collaborate with skilled technicians to create an impression of your tooth and craft a permanent crown. In the interim, you may be fitted with a temporary crown.

3. A Reality Check on Side Effects

Root Canals Fort Lauderdale FLIt’s normal to experience some discomfort after a root canal, particularly once the anesthetic has worn off. Typical side effects may include:

  • Numbness in the gums, lips, and cheeks for a few hours until the anesthesia wears off;
  • Localized soreness, sensitivity, or pain after the anesthesia wears off. These side effects can persist for a couple of days, with pain peaking approximately 17-24 hours after the procedure;
  • Our root canal specialists in Fort Lauderdale, FL will likely prescribe anti-inflammatory medication or other types of painkillers to manage discomfort;
  • These effects are common and could also be experienced after other dental interventions, such as teeth cleaning or whitening, veneer applications, and cavity treatments.

However, if you experience excessive swelling, infection, allergic reactions or rashes, severe pain, bleeding, localized itching, or a spike in fever, you should contact your dentist or primary care physician immediately. These are not typical side effects of a root canal procedure in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

4. Postponing Treatment Can Make Matters Worse

Like any health issue, it’s best not to delay treatment if your dentist has recommended a root canal. The longer you wait, the worse the pain can become, and the risk of complications and potential impact on your overall health can increase.

5. Aftercare is Simple and Straightforward

Once your root canal specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL has completed the procedure and your new crown is in place, you can resume your daily routine. However, it’s essential to maintain basic dental hygiene practices: brush your teeth daily, floss regularly, schedule an annual teeth cleaning treatment, and visit your dentist at least every six months for check-ups.

In conclusion, root canals are less daunting than they might initially appear. At our dental practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we also offer a variety of other services, including Teeth Cleaning, Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Crowns & Bridges, Partials & Dentures, Invisible Fillings, SureSmile, Teeth Whitening, Nightguards, and more. If you have any further questions about root canals or any of our other services, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.


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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for my smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.


We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM


Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM