Suffering from horrible tooth or mouth pain?
Pain can be a sign of a deeper infection
As dental experts, it’s our goal to help you protect and enhance your oral health. However, even the best brushing and flossing doesn’t always stop tooth damage in its tracks. If you’ve experienced severe decay or injury to a tooth, our team at Your Bronx Dentist will evaluate its condition to determine what type of treatment can be used to heal and save your original tooth.
If a simpler or less invasive method isn’t enough to treat your damaged tooth, we may recommend root canal therapy instead. A root canal is one of the final procedures available to eliminate your pain and discomfort while still preserving your natural tooth. The professionals at Your Bronx Dentist are experienced in performing root canals for patients with a wide range of needs.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a very common and straightforward procedure that dentists perform to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by a severely damaged, decaying, or infected tooth. Instead of being forced to extract the damaged tooth, your dentist can perform a root canal to save your natural tooth and keep your original smile intact.
* Generally a root canal is needed when an infection occurs well below the gumline
The root canal procedure
You don’t need to dread your root canal procedure! Thanks to advanced dental technology and sedation dentistry using laughing gas, you won’t feel a thing during your root canal. Instead, after your procedure ends, you’ll be able to enjoy your life without the chronic pain and discomfort caused by your damaged tooth.
Prior to beginning your procedure our team will make sure you understand everything we will be doing and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. A root canal involves four distinct steps. Your Bronx root canal dentist will remove the damaged pulp inside of your tooth, clean and sterilize the entire chamber, reshape the root canal, and fill it with a safe material called gutta percha. By the time your root canal is over, you’ll finally feel relief from pain and your mouth will look completely normal.
Other than slight sensitivity for a few days after your procedure, recovery from a root canal is quick and simple. With proper care, the results of your root canal can last your entire life! Instead of coping with infected tooth roots, abscesses, and tooth loss, you’ll enjoy total comfort with all of your natural teeth still in place.
Why do I need a root canal?
Some dental problems are only cosmetic, like stains. Others are minor imperfections that can be fixed with Invisalign or porcelain veneers. Other issues, like infection or inflammation of the nerves and pulp within your tooth, require a root canal.
The center of your tooth is filled with living connective tissue called pulp. Dental pulp contains blood vessels and large nerves that wind down through the root of each tooth to serve a few important purposes:
You may need a root canal if a deep injury or uncontrollable decay causes damage to the pulp within your tooth. If you experience severe tooth pain, unusual sensitivity to hot foods, and swelling along your gums, call Your Bronx Dentist to find out if a root canal is your best course of action.
Schedule your appointment today
We’re here to help you preserve your natural smile and maximize your comfort after an injury or infection. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain in Bronx, NY give us a call today at (718) 654-3456 to schedule your first appointment.