There are a lot more to root canals than many patients may think. Though commonly thought of as something to be avoided, a root canal treatment in Midtown Manhattan, NY, can be one of the best procedures patients ever undergo. Most patients are pleasantly surprised when they realize that the process is comfortable and pain-free, not to mention leaves them with a healthier mouth and a lowered risk of systemic health problems related to untreated tooth infections.
So what exactly is a root canal treatment and what makes it something patient’s should welcome if they need it? Continue reading to learn more about root canal treatments.
What Is the Root Canal Treatment Process?
People’s teeth include an incredibly complex system of nerves that flow throughout the inside of the soft pulp. When people’s teeth and tooth pulp are healthy, they never even notice! But when a person’s tooth pulp becomes infected, the nerves usually let them know—fast.
The warning signs of an infection inside a person’s tooth can include anything from a severe toothache and swollen gums to loose teeth or sudden tooth discoloration. The sooner patients work with a trusted doctor to get to the “root” of those problems, the sooner they can get the root canal treatment in New York, NY, that they need and deserve.
The purpose of a root canal treatment is to get rid of the infection that is causing patients and their body distress. Patients should remember that even if their dental pain goes away, it just means the nerves have been damaged. The infection will remain and could spread anywhere, including into the patient’s bloodstream or brain.
Using special equipment and protocols like the leading dental technology, the GentleWave® Procedure, a doctor can clean out and sanitize the inside of a patient’s tooth. Afterward, the patient’s tooth can be filled with a material that looks like a natural tooth.
Can A Root Canal Treatment Be Pain-Free?
Patients may still wonder how they can go through the root canal treatment process and not feel anything. The answer is with the right type of numbing agents and sedation dentistry techniques. A patient’s comfort should be a doctor’s most important concern before starting their root canal treatment.
When handled by a well-trained, compassionate doctor, a patient’s root canal treatment appointment can feel a little like a routine dental service. Patients often say it reminds them of the times they have had pain-free tooth crowns placed or a damaged tooth restored. In other words, patients have no reason to worry and every reason to contact a skilled doctor as soon as they suspect that they have any infected teeth.
We Can Perform Your Root Canal Treatment In Midtown Manhattan, NY
At our advanced endodontics office, we have made it our mission to educate patients on all procedures so they understand exactly what to expect. When you trust us to perform your root canal treatment, we will walk you through every step. Feel free to ask questions, we are thrilled when we can overcome common misconceptions about root canal therapy.
Dr. Pillai holds a prestigious Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) degree in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pillai keeps up with the latest techniques and technologies in the field of endodontics, ensuring she is giving her valued patients the best treatments at our high-tech facility.