Welcome to West Shore Endodontics
Endodontist’s in Tampa, Spring Hill, and Brooksville, FL
Thank you for your interest in West Shore Endodontics. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by Dr. Hamoui, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.
By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at either our Tampa office (813-683-5050) or our Brooksville Office (352-606-2550).
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Dr.Hamoui finished up a root canal that had been started during my trip to Germany recently, by a dentist in Dresden, Bavaria. I was left at that time with an open hole in my crown which needed immediate attention when I got back to Florida. Dr.Hamoui is gentle and caring and his staff has an easy rapport with him. I had the utmost trust in him and his skill. He turned what could have been a very unpleasant experience into one that took away my pain and helped me to relax." - Martha S.
“This was honestly the best root canal experience I've ever had! LOL- I bet you don't beat that every day! The staff makes you feel very welcomed and it really does calm you down from the nervousness of getting a root canal! Thanks for making me feel better!!!!” - Corey D.
“I had a very positive experience at West Shore Endodontics. I had to get a root canal....yuk.....was pretty nervous. However, from the time I stepped into the office, all of the staff made me feel welcome and relaxed. Everyone was very encouraging and helped me feel like life existed after a root canal! I can't say enough about Dr.Hamoui and staff. The procedure want GREAT! No pain, incredible! Thank you, West Shore Endodontics!” - David S.
"I am overjoyed with the customer service and the root canal procedure I had done with Dr. Hamoui. He makes one of the most stressful experiences ENJOYABLE!! If you ever need endodontic procedures done.. this is the place to go! I was so comfortable and it the whole procedure happened in a flash! Although I’m hoping to not have another procedure done... if it ever comes down to it again I’d chose Westshore over and over again!!" - Brittany A.
"West Shore Endodontics took great care of me! By far the best dental experience I have had. Would recommend 11/10 times to anyone!" - Geneveive K.
"Amazing Place! I was terrified, having heard all the horror stories about root canals. The procedure was painless and the staff was very kind. I could not have asked for a better experience. I would recommend West Shore to anyone needing work done!" - Lacy L.
"Just went to Dr. Hamoui this morning for a root canal! Not fun right?!? He is a super hero!!! He and is staff are the best! Dr. Hamoui is gentle, patient and explains everything! I will always use him when needed along with my regular dentist. You will not be disappointed!!!" - Karen A.
Stages of Root Canal Treatment
1.Opening made in tooth
A small access hole is drilled through the biting surface of an affected back tooth or from behind a front tooth, allowing access to the pulp chamber and root canals for treatment.
2.Infected tissue removed & canals cleaned
Next, the dentist will use small files to clear away the damaged and diseased pulp from the inside of the tooth. He or she will also use the files to shape the inner chamber of the tooth and root and might irrigate the chamber with water to wash away any remaining pulp. Your endodontist might also put an antimicrobial solution in the chamber to kill any remaining bacteria and reduce the risk for further infection.
3.Canals filled with permanent material (gutta-percha)
Root canal fillings are selected that will exactly fit into the freshly prepared canals. Usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha is used to fill the canal space. It is a thermoplastic material (“thermo” – heat; “plastic” – to shape), which literally is heated and then compressed into and against the walls of the root canals to seal them. Together with adhesive cement called a sealer, the gutta-percha fills the prepared canal space. Sealing the canals is critically important to prevent them from becoming reinfected with bacteria.
4.Opening sealed with filling
A temporary or permanent filling material will then be placed to seal the access hole that was made to treat the canals, and the dental dam is removed. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold a restoration (filling) in place, the dentist or endodontist may place a post (either metal or a very strong plastic) in one of the canals inside the tooth to help retain it.
5.New crown cemented onto rebuilt tooth
Your tooth will need a permanent restoration — a filling or a crown — to replace lost tooth structure, and provide a complete seal to the top of the tooth. This step is of particular importance since many studies show that if the filled root canals are recontaminated with bacteria from the mouth, there could be a recurrence of infection around the tooth.