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Why People Love McCauley Dental

Anita D.
I went to 5 specialized dentists. Dr. McCauley & his staff are without a doubt the BEST in Florida. EXPERTS who are warm & caring. Smiles are frequent which is necessary when one has,a fear of the dentist ! Michelle & Beverly are AWESOME. I had serious dental issues requiring massive surgery & Dr. McCauley definitely has a surgeons hands. Gentle & precise. My healing was great. I will never go to another dentist. Dr. McCauley & his staff are way above the rest.
David K.
A very friendly, carrying and professional staff. Beverly provided a fair price based upon my limited budget to install four front Zirconia crowns. Diana, Surgical Assistant, did an excellent job doing all the initial preparation work and assisting Dr. McCauley in the modification of my original teeth to accept the new crowns. Diana always checked to make sure that I was comfortable and not in any pain. All six employees went out of their way to make me feel special and welcome. All work was done very well. I highly recommend their services!
I just had a consultation with Dr McCauley and I have never experienced such an amazing office staff or customer service. Bev and Kim were BEYOND nice and helpful. I received a great welcome gift bag full of goodies and I am pretty sure the dentist chairs were the most comfortable chairs I have ever laid on. I didn't want to get back up! ha! It's nice to finally find a dentist office that cares about you and your needs and wants to make you feel comfortable.
Oleg L.
Great pleasure and experience. I was never fond of dentistry, but Dr. McCauley performed a surgery on me really well with care and I did not feel a thing. I look forward to continuing coming here from now on with my fiancee. All of the employees are helpful and welcoming and Beverly treats us really well right from when we walk in. Definitely the place to go if in need of a dentist!
Jerry S.
This is the only Dentist that I actually enjoy going to. Dr McCauley and his staff are amazing Vickey and Kim and the rest of the staff are the best I never felt any pain and I had a lot of work done! So if you need any type of dental work done call and make an appointment so you can experience the same professional dental work you have ever had! BIG THANK YOU TO THE WHOLE STAFF!
Jay L.
Dr. McCauley, Kim, Beverly and the rest of his staff are AWESOME!! Best dentist i have ever been to!
Dora M.
I'm very impressed with the McCauley Dental group and wanted to write a positive review. I came as a new patient with many concerns about extensive dental work that I was needing. The staff at the McCauley Dental was amazing, especially Beverly and Kim, who were caring, friendly and very professional and eased my concerns about my upcoming dental work. The whole office makes you fill welcome and safe. The professional care is outstanding and I can't recommend them highly enough!
Dana V.
Dr. McCauley and his staff are so welcoming and kind. I can say this is the most comforting dental practice I’ve been to. My experience in an emergency situation was handled in a very timely manner with the upmost care. I highly recommend Dr. McCauley and staff.
Mimi M.
This is an outstanding dental practice that goes above and beyond. Dr McCauley is an absolutely amazing and skilled dentist and everyone who works here is professional and pleasant. My family and I have had all kinds of dental work done at this office - from cleanings, fillings, crowns and implants- and every situation is handled with expertise, care and personalized attention. I highly recommend Dr McCauley for all of your dental needs!
Richard L.
Highly recommend the office of Dentist Dr. Mark McCauley. The office staff is extremely friendly and very professional. The dentist hygienist Lynn is amazing. Best hygienist I have ever had. Five ++ Stars!
Melissa B.
This is the greatest Dentist of all time! I wish I worked here with all of these lovely ladies. They are so caring and compassionate. My favorite is Kimber who just took the best care of me ever cementing back my veneer on. Also they squeezed me in for an appointment because it was an emergency, my front tooth! Thank you again ladies!!
Tonya P.
After searching for a new dentist I’m very pleased with Dr McCauley and his entire staff. They are very professional, caring and clean, and I really can’t praise them enough. I dreaded going to the dentist. For my procedure I needed shots and I didn’t even feel them. It was painless. I was treated very well and I’m very happy with the results! I highly recommend Dr McCauley and his staff (Diana and Kim and Lynn).
August D.
Excellent staff and Dr McCauley is a great dentist. They treat you like you are family. My family has been one of his patients for many years.

Say Goodbye to Tooth Pain Now

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Understanding Root Canals

A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at treating infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It's not just about relieving pain; it's about saving your tooth from extraction. The process involves removing the infected tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the inner aspects of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection.

What Causes the Need for a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp inside your tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or inflamed. This can happen for several reasons:

  • Deep Decay: When tooth decay penetrates through the enamel and dentin and reaches the pulp.
  • Repeated Dental Procedures: Frequent drilling or large fillings can cause distress to the pulp.
  • Cracks or Chips in the Tooth: Trauma or injury can crack teeth, exposing the pulp to bacteria.
  • Advanced Gum Disease: Infection from gum disease can spread down to the pulp.
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How Do You Know I Need aRoot Canal?

Root canal symptoms can vary, but here are some common signs:

  • Persistent Pain: Pain in your tooth that doesn’t go away, often sharp, throbbing, or severe.
  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold: A lingering toothache when eating hot or cold foods or beverages.
  • Tooth Discoloration: A darkening or greyish coloration of the tooth.
  • Swollen Gums: Tender or swollen gums near the affected tooth.
  • Pain When Chewing or Biting: Discomfort or pain when applying pressure to the tooth.
  • A Pimple on the Gums: A small, pimple-like bump on your gums, often a sign of a dental abscess.

The Root Canal Process: What to Expect

When you come in for a root canal at McCauley Dental, here’s what you can expect:

  • Thorough Examination: Dr. McCauley will conduct a detailed assessment of your tooth to confirm that a root canal is the right treatment for you.
  • Sedation Options: We offer hospital-grade sedation methods to ensure you are relaxed and pain-free throughout the procedure.
  • The Procedure: Dr. McCauley will carefully remove the infected tissue, clean and disinfect the area, and then fill and seal the tooth.
  • Post-Treatment Care: We'll provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible outcome.
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Dr. Mark C. McCauley, DMD

New to the area or just looking for a new dental office? Join our dental family and meet Dr. McCauley and our fantastic team. We NEVER charge for a consultation or second opinion. Whether you need extensive dental work or just a dental checkup and cleaning, we are here to provide the care you need!
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Dentistry While You Sleep With IV Sedation

Apprehensive? Afraid of needles? Unpleasant dental experience? Dr. McCauley offers IV Sedation for most procedures. Come meet the Delray Dental "Dream Team" and wake up to a new smile.

Exceptional Patient Service

Your trust is our greatest honor. Our team is service-oriented and genuinely cares about the well-being of each patient. Our practice continues to grow with referrals from our patients. We are so grateful for your trust and confidence!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection.

Why would I need a root canal?

You might need a root canal if the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips in the tooth, or advanced gum disease. This can lead to symptoms like persistent pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, swollen gums, and tooth discoloration.

Is a root canal painful?

With modern techniques and anesthesia, a root canal is generally no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. At McCauley Dental, Dr. McCauley also offers sedation options to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience for our patients

How long does a root canal take?

A root canal can typically be completed in one or two visits, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Each visit may last between 60 to 90 minutes.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

Signs that you might need a root canal include severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling in the gums, a darkened tooth, or a pimple on your gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

What can I expect after a root canal?

After a root canal, it’s normal to experience some discomfort or mild soreness for a few days, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Your tooth may feel different for a while after treatment, but severe pain or pressure lasting more than a few days is a sign to call your dentist.

How successful are root canals?

Root canal treatments are highly successful, with more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

Will I need any additional treatment after a root canal?

After the root canal procedure, a crown or other restoration is usually needed to protect and restore the tooth to full function. Dr. McCauley will discuss the best restorative option for your situation.

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal?

After a root canal, you should continue to practice good dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings. Avoid chewing on hard foods with the treated tooth until it's fully restored to avoid damage.

Can a root canal fail?

While rare, a root canal can fail over time, possibly due to new decay, a loose or broken filling, or a cracked tooth. If this happens, retreatment or other alternatives may be necessary.

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