If your tooth is in pain, you may need root canal therapy. Not all toothaches require this form of treatment, but if it hurts when you chew or put pressure on the tooth, there is sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, swelling, or any combination of the above, you should consult with us at A Plus Dental, PC at the earliest possible opportunity.
There are two instances when our Coney Island root canal is the obvious treatment of choice. The most common one is a tooth infection, which is usually the result of a breach in your tooth’s protective layers. This occurs when you have a cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth. The delicate pulp inside and adjacent to the nerve is infected by bacteria. The other time is when you suffer a traumatic dental injury, such as when the tooth becomes ripped completely from its socket. The process of our Coney Island root canal begins with sufficient numbing of the treatment area with local anesthesia. There is no cutting or stitches involved. Instead, our dentist is able to get to the infected tissue by gently drilling the top of the tooth. When the pulp and nerve have been removed, the canals are cleaned and disinfected. After that, they are sealed, which makes further infections less likely. The entire treatment might take more than one visit to complete. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown between sessions if that is the case. Only when the tooth has healed will work begin on a permanent crown to restore it to full size and normal appearance.
After our Coney Island root canal, your tooth should remain strong and viable, as much so as any other tooth, for a long time to come. Be sure to call us right away when you have any of the symptoms we listed earlier. The quicker you receive care, the better the chances are of a successful outcome.