Root Canal Dentist in NYC
Root canal therapy is a treatment needed to repair and save a tooth that is decayed or infected. Removing the infection from the tooth, filling and sealing the canal where the nerve was removed is called a root canal (endodontic treatment). Central Park Dentistry specializes in root canals in NYC. The nerve in a tooth can become infected for several reasons such as decay or accidental fracture that can cause the nerve to die and become infected. When this occurs, the nerve must be removed by either extracting the tooth or performing a root canal. This procedure should be performed before the infection has any chance to get into the bone to develop any swelling and pain. Our expert dental teams recommends periodic check-ups and exams in our office in New York City to help avoid severe complications.
Signs and symptoms for possible root canal treatment:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain when chewing or application of pressure
- Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Redness and swelling of the gums around tooth
Root Canal Procedure
Performing a root canal involves a the removal of the pulp tissue to extract the infection and save the tooth. One of our dentists will have to drill down into the tooth’s pulp chamber and remove the infected pulp. Once the infected tissue is removed, the root canal and chamber is filled and sealed to prevent further infections. Root canals take approximately 1 to 2 hours depending on each patient’s dental complications. Crowns are usually recommended after a root canal procedure to help reinforce the tooth and prevent breaking or any cracking of the tooth. Our staff at Central Park Dentistry will make sure your experience is pain-free and relaxing. We may use local anesthesia so you don’t have to feel any pain during your root canal procedure and can also provide nitrous oxide “laughing gas” to make you feel more comfortable. After your procedure, you may be able to drive home or go back to work. Ibuprofen or other over the counter analgesics may be taken after to reduce any pain. Root canals have an overall high success rate with rare complications. Our superior staff will schedule any necessary follow up visits to make sure that you have fully recovered.
Root canal can often be performed in one or two visits at Central Park Dentistry’s NYC dental clinic and may involve the following steps:
Recovery from a root canal can vary from a few days to a few weeks. The recovery period depends on the number of visits needed to complete the root canal procedure. Most root canals require at least two separate visits to Central Park Dentistry in New York City. During the first visit, he will apply a temporary crown in order to protect the tooth from additional injury until a permanent crown is custom made. Those who have this procedure performed in two or more visits often have a shorter root canal recovery time.
The cost associated with root canal procedure can vary depending on the severity of the damage to the affected tooth. Dental insurance may cover some of the costs of the root canal depending on the terms of your policy.
To schedule a root canal (endodontics treatment) in NYC, please call the office of Central Park Dentistry, at 212-486-6211 to make an appointment. You may also contact us by filling out the contact form to receive additional information.