Relieving Tooth Pain with Root Canal Procedure
There is perhaps no dental procedure more widely known than the root canal. Yet, it may well be the most misunderstood and unfairly maligned of all dental procedures. Root canal (endodontic) therapy is actually an extremely safe, relatively pain-free treatment that has helped millions of people preserve the health of their teeth across the country. Rather than causing discomfort, root canal therapy is often the most immediate and effective way of relieving excruciating tooth pain.
Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is an excellent procedure that can save a severely infected tooth, preventing its removal. It gets rid of severe toothache and is no more uncomfortable than a filling. Once the procedure is complete, it helps to prevent the tooth from becoming reinfected.
We prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible, as it is almost always the best solution. Otherwise, we would need to replace the tooth with a dental bridge or a dental implant, both of which would cost more and require more time to complete compared with a root canal procedure.
It’s necessary to know how your tooth is formed to understand a root canal procedure.
The most immediate and effective way of relieving excruciating tooth pain.
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.
One of the primary advantages of root canal therapy is that it allows for the preservation of most of the natural tooth. In addition, our Waterlase® laser dentistry system allows us to perform root canal therapy with absolute precision and without the use of a traditional drill, further taking the anxiety out of a largely pain-free procedure.
Understanding Your Tooth Structure
Why Would I Need Root Canal Treatment?
How to Get Rid of Tooth Infection?
If you have a toothache, please contact us for help. The sooner we treat tooth infections, the greater the chance that we can save the tooth. We will also make sure you feel much more comfortable and are pain-free quickly.
What is a Root Canal Procedure?
What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy?
How to Restore a Tooth After Root Canal Therapy?
What to Expect after Root Canal Therapy?
How to Care for Your Tooth After Root Canal Treatment?
How Much Does a Root Canal Procedure Cost?
What Is Root Canal Retreatment?
Our dentists here at Gentle Dental can discuss all options suitable for your situation and will explain the possible pros and cons of root canal procedure. As with any treatment we provide, we make sure you have all the information necessary for an informed treatment choice. For more information about the root canal therapy in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.