Root Canal Treatment in

Root canal treatment is provided when a tooth’s interior becomes damaged by infection. This treatment can save a tooth from extraction.

Root Canal Treatment in Gulfport

Inside your teeth is soft living tissue known as the pulp. This extends down to the jawbone and is full of blood vessels and nerves. The pulp is protected by the hard outer enamel of the tooth, but serious issues can occur if it somehow becomes exposed. This may occur due to a deep cavity or an injury. During a root canal treatment, the pulp will be removed and replaced with a medicated filling.

Signs you may need a root canal treatment include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
  • Swollen gums
  • Abscesses on the gums

Before we start a root canal treatment, we will provide you with local anesthesia to help with your comfort. We then will use dental tools to access the inside of the tooth from the top and clean out infected material and decay. Once the inside of the tooth is clean, an antimicrobial liquid is used to flush the root canals. We will then use a medicated filling to seal the structure and provide strength for the tooth. Once the procedure is complete, we will cover the tooth with a dental crown to protect the tooth. Once healed, the tooth will be able to be used normally.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Dental procedures and treating pain have come a long way. We use the latest techniques to make sure that you will experience little-to-no pain.

What do I do after a root canal?

You may have some tenderness for a couple of days, but you can resume your normal diet right away. You may feel an odd bite as you get used to the new crown. Continue with your regular dental routine by brushing and flossing.

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Review from Charlene V.
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Charlene V.

Dr. Guillot has been our dentist for years. He is always very professional and treats you with such dignity. His staff is very efficient and very accommodating. I appreciate them being so polite. I always get very nervous when I have a dental appointment and they always make you feel at ease. I haven't had any pain when Dr. Guillot is working on my teeth.Darrel and I love them like family.
Review from Leslie G.
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Leslie G.

Dr. Guillot is wonderful. He makes you relaxed while he's doing a great job on your beautiful smile. Let's face it. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and Dr. Guillot helps you achieve that pretty smile in total comfort!!
Review from Mary D.
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Mary D.

Awesome experience! Kind of sad that I have to wait 6 months to go back. The staff is incredibly friendly, the office is beautiful and it was an overall great experience. Quick, easy and painless! Emily is a wonderful hygienist! I've already recommended this practice to a friend who just moved to the area. Thank you!
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Dr. Walter Guillot is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to his neighbors in Gulfport and the surrounding community.

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