If the inner tissue or pulp of a tooth gets decayed, it can result in pain, infection and eventually tooth loss. A root canal treatment must be done to preserve the exterior tooth structure, treat the infection, and eliminate the pain right away. If delayed, decay can go deeper and worsen, leading to more severe problems. Pain and swelling can spread to the rest of the face, head and neck. The risk of bone loss at the tip of the root also increases. Tooth sensitivity and tooth pain when biting or chewing become a lot more intense, too.
The procedure is made up of multiple steps, including administering numbing medication and anesthetic, extraction of the pulp, cleaning of the affected area, and sealing. Usually, what remains of the affected tooth is restored with a crown. After the root canal therapy, soreness and swelling in the teeth and gums will subside. We at Park Dental NYC will be here for you for all throughout the process so you can go back to your normal daily routine as soon as possible.
Dental root canals are a procedure that many people dread, but here at Park Dental NYC, our root canal endodontics specialist will make sure your procedure is as smooth and painless as possible. A root canal treatment is done to protect the exterior of the tooth as well as the jaw, gums and surrounding tissue. This procedure involves removing the infected or decaying tissue from the tooth and then cleaning and sealing the cavity before restoring the tooth with a crown. While root canal therapy might seem like a last resort, it’s best to consult a dentist as soon as you have tooth pain or sensitivity, especially when biting or chewing. Identifying the need for a root canal early on can prevent additional bone loss and infection, as well as swelling and discomfort. If you have tooth pain, Park Dental NYC’s board-certified root canal specialist will assess your situation and discuss your options with you.