Root Canal in Tuckahoe
If you have pain when biting, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold, discoloration of the tooth, gum swelling around the tooth, you might need a root canal. If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should be evaluated by a professional Tuckahoe dentist right away. The dentist can do some tests in order to determine if you need root canal treatment.
Root canal therapy, commonly known as a root canal, is a treatment that is done by a professional endodontist when the nerve of the tooth is badly infected or decayed in attempt to save the tooth. The pulp is the core of the tooth which contains the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It extends from the crown to the roots in the root canals. When the pulp becomes infected or dead due to trauma to the tooth, severe tooth decay; such as an untreated cavity or due to gum disease, it can cause a very painful abscess to form in the jaw area. In order to stop the infection from spreading to other areas and to prevent it from destroying the bone around the tooth, a root canal is performed to save the tooth. If a root canal is not done an extraction will be necessary. During the procedure, the professional endodontist will remove the dead or diseased pulp and the canals will be cleaned and sealed. Then a crown will be placed over the tooth to strengthen it. After the procedure, you will need to follow up with your professional Tuckahoe dentist. Follow up care is just as important as the procedure itself.
If you’re having symptoms, don’t wait. Contact our office right now to make an appointment to be evaluated by our expert Tuckahoe dentist, Stacey P. Blau DDS. One of our friendly would be glad to assist you.