When a person gets tooth sensitivity while having hot or cold foods or drinks, the pain they experience is severe. To treat tooth sensitivity, patients should get a root canal in Manhattan, NY.
Tooth sensitivity comes from the pulp of the tooth becoming inflamed or infected. While some people who experience the pain of severely infected teeth choose tooth extractions, root canal treatments solve the tooth pain while preserving the patient’s tooth.
What Happens When You Extract A Tooth?
Patients may choose to have their infected teeth extracted because they want to remove the tooth that is causing them so much pain. But when the tooth is extracted, the space where the tooth once was needs to be replaced to avoid other dental problems.
Some pressing problems people with missing teeth may experience, include the inability for them to eat the foods they normally enjoy, have a hard time speaking, and they may be embarrassed to show their smile.
Also, after extracting an infected tooth, a person’s jawbone needs to be stimulated where their tooth once was in order for their jawbone to remain strong and healthy. Those who fail to immediately replace their missing teeth, run the risk of experiencing a weak jawbone and having their facial structure collapse.
While extracting an infected tooth may seem like the easier option for many patients, taking care of an empty tooth socket requires a time and maintenance. That is why a trusted Endodontist in Manhattan, NY highly recommends getting a root canal treatment.
What Is A Root Canal?
Root canals can be performed by an endodontist and are a great way for patients to save their teeth and their overall health. When performing a root canal treatment, the endodontist will first numb the area where the root canal treatment will take place with a sedation dentistry option.
Next, the endodontist and the team of dental professionals will drill a small hole into the crown of the patient’s tooth, gaining access to the tooth’s pulp chamber. Once in the tooth’s pulp chamber, the endodontist can precisely and skillfully clean out all the bacteria and infected pulp and tissues inside the tooth.
Once the procedure is done, the dental team can fill and seal the root canal site with gutta-percha, a permanent filling. Then a crown or a filling is placed to restore the patient’s tooth, protecting it and restoring its function.
Benefits Of A Root Canal Treatment
The benefits of root canal treatments are many and second to none at a dental office in Manhattan, NY. Root canal treatments allow patients to resolve toothaches, restore their tooth’s functionality, preserve their natural teeth, and improve the esthetics of their smile.
At an experienced dental facility, valued patients get the benefit of being treated with advanced dental technology. Using state-of-the-art technology, patients can get more precise and effective root canal treatments. The GentleWave®, for instance, can thoroughly clean and fill the site of the infected teeth in just one dental visit!
Basically, root canal treatments allow patients to live comfortably and pain-free with their healthy and functional teeth.
Come Get Your Root Canal Treatment!
With root canal treatments, our patients can keep their natural teeth and enhance their smile. Our highly skilled doctor, Dr. Mahua Bose Pillai, graduated with her Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bose is a highly skilled and practiced endodontic specialist who can perform all phases of surgical and non-surgical endodontic therapy treatments.