Relieving Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy
Gentle Dental performs root canal therapy in Bayside Queens, NY serving the dental needs of residents of Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and other areas in Queens, NY. Root canal, also referred to as endodontics, is perhaps the most misunderstood and unfairly maligned of all dental procedures. In fact, root canal therapy is actually an extremely safe, relatively pain-free treatment that has helped millions of people preserve the health of their teeth. Rather than causing discomfort, root canal therapy is often the most immediate and effective way of relieving excruciating tooth pain.
Root Canal Procedure
Each tooth in the human mouth contains a long, thin strand of pulp that extends down into the root of the tooth. This dental pulp contains nerves, arteries, blood vessels and connective tissue that can be damaged by decay or injury. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, the result is often unbearable tooth pain and, over time, the death of the tooth. Root canal therapy involves the removal of this affected pulp through a gap that is created in the natural crown of the tooth. Once the pulp has been removed and the root canal has been cleaned and filled with a material to prevent further infection, the tooth is sealed with a porcelain crown.
Stages of Tooth Decay:
One of the primary advantages of root canal therapy is that it allows for the preservation of most of the natural tooth. In addition, we utilize the Waterlase® laser dentistry system which allows us to perform root canal therapy with absolute precision and without the use of a traditional drill, further taking the anxiety out of an already primarily pain-free procedure.
For more information about root canal therapy, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to evaluate if root canal therapy is advised if you are experiencing tooth pain, call us at 718-461-0100 or fill out the contact form on our site and we will get back to you. We can accommodate patients experiencing severe pain and those with dental emergencies.
You may also schedule an appointment online using our form.
Our office is easily accessible to residents in need of root canal therapy in Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, College Point and other areas in Queens, NY.