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Root Canals

Manhattan Root Canals & Endodontic Therapy – NYC Dentistry

Root Canal Therapy | Crowns | Prevention

Endodontic, or root canal, therapy has evolved over the years. The goal of a root canal is to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted because bacteria has found its way into the root structure, causing pain and inflammation. Once a tooth has bacteria and decay in the roots, the only steps to preserve the natural tooth is to remove the affected tissue, treat the canal with medicated material, and seal it to prevent any other bacteria from becoming trapped inside.

Signs You May Need to See a Specialist for a Root Canal

Symptoms can vary from person to person; sometimes the bacterial progression is so slow that no symptoms are noticed until the infection abscesses and becomes unbearable very quickly. However, most people are likely to experience some combination of the following symptoms in the earlier stages of endodontic distress:

  • Lingering tooth pain/tooth ache
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • A small pimple-like bump on the gums, or swelling or tenderness in the gums
  • A recent tooth injury or trauma

Reasons a Root Canal May Not be an Option

While most teeth can be treated endodontically, occasionally we come across a tooth with inaccessible root canals, or with a fractured root. By examining your x-rays, we will be able to determine whether a root canal is the best treatment for your situation.
Perhaps most importantly, pediatric dentists have the training and experience required to safely sedate your child to guarantee dental procedures and treatments that might induce pain
are as painless as possible. This attention to patient care is particularly important as kids are highly sensitive to pain, especially when on edge in the dental chair.

Consequences to Not Acting Quickly on Endodontics Problems

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call the office to schedule an appointment with a specialist. We want to make every effort to save your natural teeth, and early detection of a need for a root canal can help us achieve this goal. Otherwise, we will need to extract the tooth at great cost. In very severe cases, dental abscesses can lead to life-threatening sepsis, heart problems and strokes. Early detection means an easier road to recovery.

Dr. Margaret Ferrara

General Dentist

Dr. Nadia Rodriguez, DMD

General Dentist

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We know that all of our patients are uniquely different and deserve to receive root canal therapy that reflects their individual needs based on factors like symptoms, causes, recovery time, side effects and even insurance. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to you and your family to create the best comfortable, stress-free, happy, affordable and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. Also ask us about oral surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists.

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