Why do I need a root canal?

There are generally two reasons why someone would require a root canal.
1. Tooth Pain
2. Tooth Infection
Pain that requires a root canal is defined as prolonged, spontaneous pain, or a dull pain that makes you eat on the other side (Quality of life).

Why are we different?

Dr Abraham Jaskiel of Brickell avenue dentistry has 2 years additional training in advanced general dentistry. He has done extra studies in root canal morphology and uses the latest technology and equipment, Including special nickel titanium rotary files, electronic apex locators and ultrasonics.
Dr Abraham jaskiel at Brickell avenue dentistry does not rush to do a root canal unless absolutely needed and is very successful in treating many teeth and patients that have extensive decay without the immediate need for a root canal. We have learned that even the best root canals with the best operator still only has an 85% success rate. So unless there is pain or infection or an unavoidable circumstance we will not do the root canal.


Root canal is a valuable procedure to not only restore a cosmetically appealing smile. By saving a natural tooth, the surrounding structures of the jaw are protected from bone loss and other conditions that arise through tooth loss. Nothing feels like a natural tooth or functions exactly as a natural tooth.


NO! most of our patients fall asleep during root canal treatment because it is so boring to the patient. The reason why root canals have gotten such a bad reputation is because some people wait too long to treat their teeth then have an infection or a major pressure build up with in the tooth which is what causes the pain. For those patients it is extremely difficult to get them numb properly. We take the necessary precautions to make you comfortable and not feel pain.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure which removes infected tissue called pulp. This tissue is located in a channel in the root of the tooth. Some teeth have one root; molars have two or three depending on which molar is infected. As the roots are developing, the nerves and blood vessels within the pulp provide nourishment.
After the teeth are fully formed it is safe to remove the pulp as nourishment to the root comes from the surrounding tissues in the tooth socket. Infected pulp can cause pain in the tooth. An infected root can also create an abscess at the tip which then infects the surrounding structure.