Root canals are sometimes inevitable, but they are never a desirable option. Fortunately, we at PresiDental Care can not only help you to prevent the need for root canals, but also perform them with very little or even no pain at all. And since it is typically the only way to save your tooth, it plays an essential role in your overall oral wellness.
Your tooth’s protective layers breaking down is the cause of a Rego Park root canal. How did this happen? It can be due to tooth decay forming cavities, a chip or crack, or the result of dental trauma from an injury or accident. Bacteria is usually kept out of the inner part of your tooth by those layers. When they are breached, your pulp can become damaged or infected. The symptoms generally announce themselves quite clearly. Pain, which can be excruciating in the worst cases, is number one. You may notice it periodically, continually, or just when you apply pressure to or chew with the tooth. It is also typical to experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks. Other potential signs include tooth discoloration and gum tenderness. There are two possible treatment options: one is to remove the tooth, and this is something that should only be considered if there is no other choice. The other is our Rego Park root canal, during which our oral surgeon will drill the tooth to gain access to the base of the tooth. The damaged pulp and nerve are removed, the canals are cleaned and disinfected, and the canals are sealed off. This can require one or more sessions, depending on various circumstances. You’ll have a crown added to the tooth after it heals, in order to restore it to full size and functionality.
Among the benefits of our Rego Park root canal are that you will not end up with a missing tooth, and the pain your were suffering with will be alleviated. Call us right away to arrange an appointment.