Root canals are necessary when a tooth is badly decayed or becomes infected. Sometimes repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips in the tooth, and trauma to the face can make a root canal necessary. During the root canal procedure, the damaged tooth pulp/nerve is removed to prevent further problems within the tooth.
The root canal treatment is used during one of the final forms of tooth decay and, usually, used only as the last measure available. It is the most undesirable outcome since the tooth, after the pulp is removed, is considered to be dead, which makes it much more fragile.
The root canal cost in Manhattan can vary based on the difficulty of the procedure. The earlier the infection is found, the less destructive its influence on the tooth structure is. In the best scenario, the client who is in need of the root canal should expect the simple procedure of the removal of the diseased pulp and seal the chamber. In more difficult cases, the patient will need extra measures in order to preserve the tooth structure.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canals usually require two appointments to complete. In the first session, a small hole is drilled in the tooth to reach the infected tooth pulp, which is removed. The pulp is the soft area within the center of the tooth that is attached to the tooth’s nerves. When damaged, bacteria begin to multiply and lead to infection.
Medication is placed to kill the bacteria from the infection, and a temporary filling is placed in the tooth until the final session. During the second visit, the temporary filling is removed and the tooth is re-cleaned to remove any remaining infection. The tooth is then permanently filled.
Many times, a tooth that requires a root canal will also need to be restored. There are several options available, the most common being the placement of a crown. A root canal crown will help prevent further fractures in a tooth. The use of crowns is necessary in order to guarantee the natural shape and feeling of the tooth that had lost too much of its own structure. It is also necessary for restoring its functions. Moreover, the crown provides the protection of the weakened tooth from external factors, since the majorly damaged tooth is easier to break. The tooth itself is considered dead after a root canal, but the gum tissue surrounding the tooth is still alive.
The root canal price for treatment varies with the time and costs of the procedure. It can also depend on the placement of the tooth and the required materials to treat it.
What are the Signs that a Root Canal is Needed?
The signs that a root canal is needed are usually hard to ignore. Typically, they are accompanied by pain and other feelings of high discomfort. Here is a list of symptoms that may indicate a root canal is needed:
- a severe toothache;
- pain upon chewing or application of pressure;
- prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures;
- darkening of the tooth; and
- swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums.
Sometimes the signs can remain painless and the symptoms will not be present, at first. The initial stages of infection progression can go unnoticed to the person but not to the dentist. The best way to prevent an infection is to have regular check-ups at our dental office.
Advantages of Tooth Decay Treatment on the Upper East Side
Expert Manhattan dentist, Dr. Lana Rozenberg, provides top quality root canal treatments. Our clinic is keen on providing the best services our clients deserve by giving them both the high quality of the treatment and luxury of the service. The advantages of tooth decay treatments on the Upper East Side are proven by these simple facts:
- We have 20 years of experience;
- We have talented specialists on our team;
- Our elite dentistry office is one of the top rated clinics in Manhattan; and
- We have one of the best root canal specialists in NYC.
Before & After Results
We have already helped over 1000 patients with root canals on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. All of them left satisfied with the results – because your appearance is our top concern. Our clinic is happy to bring more beautiful smiles into the world, and you can tell it’s our priority from the Before and After results we are proud to display to all our customers:
FAQs About Root Canals:
What Are The Signs That A Root Canal Is Needed?
There are several signs that may indicate that you need a root canal. You may need a root canal if you are experiencing severe toothache pain upon chewing or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Darkening of the tooth and swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums may also be signs that a root canal is needed. On occasion, no symptoms are present.
Is My Tooth Alive After A Root Canal?
The tooth itself is considered dead after a root canal, but the gum tissue surrounding the tooth is still alive.
Will My Mouth Feel Sore After A Root Canal?
It is normal to feel some discomfort after a root canal, particularly when chewing. Patients can avoid eating hard or sticky foods, chew on the opposite side of the mouth and take pain medication as needed to help prevent pain and swelling.
For more information on root canals, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City Dental Office.
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