Dental Office in Jackson Heights Queens
Cavities happen to everyone. Proper brushing and flossing alone cannot combat deep tooth decay. When decay has reached a critical level to where the pulp of the tooth has been damaged, the best option for saving the tooth is to have root canal therapy at our dental office in Jackson Heights Queens
Usually what happens before a root canal is the patient will come to our offices complaining of inflamed gums and or/extreme tooth pain. At some point, the pulp inside – the living tissue that keeps the tooth alive - has become inflamed or infected. There are many different causes of infection, but most likely the reason is tooth decay. Certain repetitive dental procedures on the tooth or damage to the tooth can also be a reason – cracks, chips and fractures can all contribute to pulp damage. Gum disease can also be a culprit. Once the pulp has become inflamed, it is swollen and becomes pressurized. The tooth begins hurting and the pulp starts to become decayed and damaged. If the tooth isn’t looked at, bad infection can set in, causing an abscess or other problems. Should you come in for root canal therapy at our dental office in Jackson Heights Queens
, our dentist will begin treatment immediately. The root canal can be done in one visit, and will relieve any pain you are in.
The root canal therapy at our dental office in Jackson Heights Queens
will involve removing the part of damaged pulp, cleaning the tooth, shaping any areas that need to be smoothed out, and finally, filling and sealing the tooth. After a root canal, a crown or cap is usually placed on the tooth to protect the hole. This procedure is crucial to saving the tooth so that it can function along with the other teeth in the mouth, and saves the need for extraction. Many people think that a root canal is going to be painful and lengthy; however, the entire process can be done in just one or two appointments depending on the severity. Once the root canal has been completed, patients can go back to their normal activities, such as eating, chewing and drinking, within days.
By The Gentle Dentist
January 20, 2016