Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

Blog - Root Canal Therapy


Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Root canal therapy is recommended when a tooth becomes infected and is a remarkable treatment with a very high success rate. It involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.

In fact, a root canal is designed to save a problem tooth. Before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was an extraction.

If you were told you needed ...

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We all do it. The minute something starts to hurt or bother us, instead of calling the doctor or dentist, we hop online, and "Google" our symptom and wait with bated breath.

Luckily for us, the American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a new "Dental Symptom Checker" on their MouthHealthy.org website. It is designed help people make better-informed decisions about their oral health, help build consumer awareness of the importance of oral health, and recognize the benefits of regular dental visits, according to the ADA.

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While most people make New Year's resolutions to better themselves personally, we are going to make our resolutions with YOU in mind, to better the lives of our patients and friends.

In the year 2013, we promise we will try to:

1) Make your experience with us more enjoyable. We hear all the time, "I am SO afraid of the dentist!" While we hope we don't actually "scare" you, we understand that some of you may be apprehensive about some of the treatments you need. Please know it is our goal and mission to make you as comfortable as possible while providing excellent care. Dr. Perella and our staff work hard to ...

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A Patient Writes Us A Letter!

It's not often a dentist recieves a letter of thanks so we were thilled and touched to receive a letter of thanks from P.D. in Loxahatchee. 

Dr. Perella,

I just wanted to send you a letter to tell you that I was really happy that I came to you to have a procedure done. You came highly recommended by a co-worker and I was looking to have my teeth cleaned and whitened. I was having some pain as well, and when he told me about your Free Teeth Whitening for Life, that was enough to make me say I'll give him a try. So, I made an appointment to see you and ...

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