Root Canals Specialist

Wall St Dental Spa

Oral Surgeons & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Financial District, New York, NY

Root canals aren't fun, but there's no need to worry. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit the skilled dental team at Wall St Dental Spa. The professional dental team at Wall St Dental Spa, conveniently located in the Financial District of New York City, is well-trained to perform root canals and does so on a routine basis. Call or book an appointment online if you’re worried about a root canal treatment.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental treatment that saves and repairs an infected tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, one of the experienced dentists at Wall St Dental Spa removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. This allows them to protect your tooth and take away your pain.

What can cause a tooth infection?

From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. The infected tissue may enter the root or pulp of the tooth if you put off going to the dentist. If the infection develops any further this can lead to many other issues, so make sure you seek help.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. Some typical symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness while chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Halitosis
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • A bump on your gum like a small pimple

How does a root canal work?

Typically, one of the highly skilled dentists at Wall St Dental Spa can take care of your tooth in one or two visits. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.

At your appointment, one of the dentists at Wall St Dental Spa utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. Sometimes they put a small sheet of rubber, or dental dam, around the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist makes a tiny cut in your tooth to reach the infection inside the root.

Then, your dentist will clear away the unhealthy and infected pulp, then irrigate the area with water to clean it. Once all the infected material is removed, your dentist either seals the tooth or puts in a temporary filling to protect your tooth until you come back for a permanent crown.

Call Wall St Dental Spa or book a consultation online if you have any symptoms or signs of a tooth infection.

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