Root Canal Therapy
Save an Infected Tooth with Root Canal Therapy at Glen Cove
Tooth decay, cracks, and facial injury or trauma can cause the teeth nerves to die leading to chronic dental pain. Your tooth can still be saved with root canal therapy in cases like these. Swelling, chronic pains, darkening of the tooth, and sensitivity to cold & hot are some of the indications that a problem exists. X-rays and digital images can confirm the requirement of proper treatment.
Root canals are a relatively simple procedure that can be done under sedation if you are apprehensive about the treatment. Having a root canal treatment can save your tooth and smile. At One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove, we want our patients to enjoy the benefits of having a healthy smile.
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What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Most commonly performed endodontic procedures in Glen Cove, Root Canal Therapy involves healing the soft tissue of the tooth known as dental pulp or nerve chamber. It contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective that provide nourishment to the tooth as it grows.
A tooth’s pulp and the nerve can become infected, inflamed, and irritated due to repeated dental procedures on the tooth, crack, large fillings, and a chip in the tooth, deep decay, or injury to the face. Patients with infected dental pulp may experience some symptoms indicating that root canal is needed, which are:
- Chronic or throbbing pain
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold food
- Tenderness in gums
- Severe tooth decay
When the nerve chamber of the tooth becomes infected, root canal treatment is the best way to save your tooth. If left untreated the tissue around the tooth gets infected leading to the formation of abscesses causing severe pain. The tooth may need to be extracted in the worst situations. Moreover, an additional surgical procedure known as apicoectomy may be needed.
How Is A Root Canal Performed?
Dr. Chitvan Gupta and her team of dentists at Glen Cove confirm the need for root canal therapy after examining the X-Rays and digital images. During the procedure, an opening in the tooth into the dental pulp is made. Through this hole, the damaged pulp or debris is removed. It is replaced with a special filler with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth canals are cleaned thoroughly and sealed.
The RCT procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia and is completed in one or two visits to One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove, NY.
What Happens After The Root Canal Treatment?
The root canal procedure weakens the tooth structure. We will determine the best restoration to protect your treated tooth after the root canal therapy at Glen Cove. So, after the procedure is performed a dental crown is placed on the treated tooth for further protection and strength.
As long as you continue to take care of your gums and teeth with regular flossing, brushing, and dental checkups, your tooth can last a lifetime.
However, in some cases, new infections may emerge post root canal treatment such as:
- Microscopic crack in the tooth root
- More number of root canals than a normal tooth resulting in leaving one of them not clean
- Cracking of the sealing material leading to bacterial invasion to the inner tooth.
In such cases, root canal retreatment may be required.
Are you suspecting an abscessed tooth? Schedule a root canal evaluation appointment right away!
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#240 Glen Cove NY
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