Root canal therapy for a painless, fast, and safe way to preserve natural teeth and avoid extractions
At Let’s Smile Dental, we go to great lengths to ensure the best possible experience at our office in New York, New York. So, root canal therapy planned and administered by our skilled team of dentists is not unlike the many other modern treatments available at our practice. It’s well-tolerated, efficient, gets predictable results, and is a time-tested way to resolve deep inflammation at the center of a tooth safely. In fact, this treatment may be the only way to preserve a badly decayed, fractured, or significantly damaged tooth.
The toothy truth about root canal treatment
Root canal therapy is a type of nonsurgical endodontic treatment. “Endo” refers to the Greek word for “inside,” while “odont” refers to a “tooth.” This straightforward, nonsurgical treatment has a high success rate of resolving damage in the pulp tissue inside the tooth. As needed, patients may be appropriate candidates for surgical endodontic therapies, and we surround ourselves with some of the leading endodontic specialists. So, you can trust that your health and smile are in exceptional hands.
Generally, though, we have the technologies and capabilities onsite to offer many advanced treatments. We use diagnostics such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to plan many procedures, including root canal therapy. CBCT and other diagnostic technologies generate clear and precise images, which inform accurate diagnoses and support optimal outcomes from treatments at our practice.
We compare root canal treatment to a “deep cleaning” for the inside tissue of a tooth. The process starts by assuring your mouth is thoroughly numb before accessing the inside of the troublesome tooth. You won’t feel anything during treatment. Root canal therapy is painless. It is only associated with pain because root canal treatment resolves painful conditions, such as severe and persistent toothaches.
After the inside of the tooth is accessed, damaged tissue is removed. Affected canals are sterilized and shaped, and the treatment site is then filled to prevent reinfection. The finishing touch is typically the placement of a full dental crown. The crown restores the visible white part of the tooth above the gum line.
Let’s get you smiling again!
Care for the treated tooth like you would a natural tooth. Maintain oral hygiene at home as demonstrated and recommended by your friendly dental team. Be sure to visit us as advised, too, for professional services such as cleanings that remove stubborn plaque. Dental problems do not get better without treatment. Call us (212) 831-8940 to stop destructive decay or disease in its tracks and to maintain your complete, comfortable, and cosmetically-pleasing smile!
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.