Root Canal Treatment in Roslyn, NY

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a procedure that can save your tooth from extraction and relieve your pain. At ToothDocs, our dentist may recommend a root canal if you have a diseased or injured tooth pulp, which is located in the inner chamber of the tooth and contains nerves and blood vessels.

The tooth pulp can become infected due to severe tooth decay, trauma to the face, or a crack in the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth, causing further pain and complications.

Reasons to Consider a Root Canal

  • Severe pain when chewing or applying pressure to the tooth
  • Pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods/beverages
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swelling around the gums and face
  • Tenderness or swelling in the lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth

The Root Canal Procedure

A root canal in Roslyn, NY, is a procedure performed by a dentist to remove infected tissue from the interior of a tooth and replace it with filling material. This treatment is necessary when the tooth's pulp becomes inflamed or infected.

If left untreated, the inflammation or infection can spread to the surrounding bone and cause an abscess. An abscess is an infection that causes swelling in the gums around the affected tooth, severe pain, and redness.

When a patient needs a root canal, our dentist in Roslyn, NY, will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will open the tooth's crown to access the pulp chamber. The dentist will remove any infected or damaged tissue from the chamber and then clean the chamber thoroughly.

Once the chamber is cleaned, the dentist will fill it and seal it with a rubber-like gutta-percha material. Finally, the dentist will place a crown over the tooth to protect it from further damage.

The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

  • By removing the infected pulp, root canal treatment alleviates the intense pain associated with dental infections.
  • A successful root canal can save a tooth from extraction, maintaining the natural bite and appearance.
  • Treating infected teeth contributes to overall oral health, preventing further complications.
  • When properly cared for, a tooth treated with a root canal can last a lifetime.
  • It eliminates the source of infection, preventing its spread to other teeth and surrounding tissues.

So go ahead – take that first step towards achieving the smile you've always wanted! To learn more about our dental services, visit us at 1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 106, Roslyn, New York 11576 or call our office at (516) 625-0088.

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630 5th Avenue Suite 1815, New York, New York 10111

Phone: (212) 969-9490

Email: info.nyc@toothdocsdental.com

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1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 106, Roslyn, New York 11576

Phone: (516) 625-0088

Email: info.roslyn@toothdocsdental.com

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