Root Canal In NYC
What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the inside of the tooth: the pulp, which is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues. One of the most common procedures these dental professionals perform is a root canal, which involves removing the infected pulp from a tooth and sealing it up. Also known as endodontic treatment, this procedure can be performed by a general dentist or may require the expertise of an endodontics specialist.
What is a Root Canal?
A “Root Canal” is a dental procedure performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the dental pulp becomes damaged. Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Root canal procedures include removing the nerve as well as the dental pulp and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth (or teeth) that is (are) infected or badly decayed.
The dentists at 212-SMILING (212-764-5464) are the most caring and gentle in NYC. With relaxation sedation dentistry, our patients experience little to no pain.
Before the root canal, pain associated with infected and decayed teeth can be excruciating. Some people will experience a toothache that may develop over days and weeks. A dental evaluation by the dentist in our New York City dental office will help diagnose whether you need immediate treatment or a more involved procedure that has to be scheduled.
What are causes of infection and tooth decay?
Common causes of tooth decay and infections are eating foods that might not be good for your teeth, gums or mouth as well as not brushing or flossing daily.
Other causes of toothaches can include dental cavities, dental abscess, gum disease, irritation of the tooth root, cracked tooth syndrome, temporomandibular disease (tmd), impaction, and eruption. These are all dental emergencies and you should call the dentist immediately so he can treat you right away.
At 212-SMILING, we treat all dental emergencies, including:
- gum disease
- dental abscess
- mouth infection or tooth infection
- cavity (cavities)
- swollen mouth or swollen gums
- periodontitis or gum infection
- broken tooth or broken teeth
- cracked tooth or cracked teeth
- chipped tooth or chipped teeth
- broken denture repair
- missing tooth or missing teeth
- lost filling or loose filling