If you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in its center, you will need to have a root canal treatment to save the tooth. At our dental practice, Stacey P. Blau, DDS, patients can get a pain-free root canal in Eastchester from one of our top-notch dentists, either Dr. Stacey P. Blau or Dr. Devin J. Platt.
During a root canal in Eastchester, all infected and damaged pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The entire tooth and root canal system are then thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent reinfection. After the root canal treatment is performed, it is important that you practice excellent oral hygiene to keep your tooth healthy. After the root canal treatment is provided, our dentist will most likely recommend that you get a dental crown. The dental crown will not only strengthen the tooth, but it will also protect it from having new bacteria entering the tooth. If plaque and tartar are allowed to gather around the base of the crown, it is possible that some of it may enter the tooth from underneath the crown, where it meets the gum line. Should this occur, you will have another serious problem with your tooth. The more attention you pay to keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, the less likely it is that this will occur. It is important that you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, and after meals, to keep the chances of reinfection to a minimum. If decay does enter your tooth, you will not feel it since all of the pulp has been removed. This means that you will not have any idea that you have a dental cavity until it is found at our dental practice. Additionally, it is important to keep the gums surrounding the tooth healthy so that the tooth has the best chances of remaining completely intact.
If you have a tooth that needs to have a root canal in Eastchester, simply contact our office today.