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Root Canal Nesconset NY

Root Canal An Overview

Root canal treatment is a standard solution used to help alleviate dental pain and restore health and function to the affected tooth. The goal of endodontic treatment is to save as much as the natural tooth structure as possible while avoiding the need for tooth extraction. A root canal is a simple procedure that can typically be completed in one to three office visits.

Our team at Nesconset Dental Associates offers experienced, patient-focused dental care in the comfort of our Nesconset, NY dentist office. We work with each of our patients on an individual basis to deliver the treatment they need. We take a modern approach to endodontic therapy to help patients achieve a healthier smile. If you suspect you may need a root canal or want a second opinion, contact our dental practice.

Why Is A Root Canal Performed?

In many cases, a root canal is performed to avoid a tooth extraction. Patients may need a root canal when their inflammation or an infection in the roots of the tooth. When a tooth is cracked or damaged, bacteria can find its way to the pulp of the tooth. When bacteria enter the pulp, patients are at a higher risk of developing a dental infection. If a dental infection is left untreated, it can result in an abscess.

An abscess can lead to intense tooth pain, swelling, and sensitivity. Over time, these symptoms can not only be bothersome, but they can affect your overall health. Our team at Nesconset Dental Associates can work with you to determine if root canal treatment is right for your needs.

Signs A Root Canal Is Needed

Undergoing a full dental examination is the best way to determine if you are in need of a root canal. However, if you notice any changes to your dental health, it is important to schedule an appointment. These symptoms may be an indication of needing a root canal.

  • Tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Tenderness to touch or pressure
  • Painful or uncomfortable chewing
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness in the lymph nodes and gum tissue
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth

Root Canal What to Expect

As noted, root canal treatment is performed in one to three visits to our Smithtown dentist office. The number of visits you will need will depend on the specifics of your dental treatment.

Your satisfaction, safety, and comfort are important to our team of dentists, so we take the necessary steps to ensure all your needs are met. Modern techniques and anesthesia help make the root canal procedure more comfortable and painless than ever before. If needed, we offer a complete range of sedation dentistry options for you to choose from.

To begin your root canal treatment, we will need to take x-rays to evaluate the condition of the affected tooth. You are given a local anesthetic to help numb the tooth and surrounding area. The pulp chamber of the tooth is cleaned and shaped using unique dental instruments. After the pulp is thoroughly cleaned and shaped, your dentist will fill the tooth with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha.

In many cases, the gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to help appropriately seal the opening. Your dentist will remove the temporary filling when is time to restore the tooth.

Typically after a root canal, the affected tooth is restored using a dental crown or another restoration to return full function and beauty to your smile.

Schedule An Appointment

Nesconset Dental Associates is a full-service dental practice in Nesconset, NY. We offer a complete range of services that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients. We offer endodontic treatment for patients of all ages. To explore your options, call (631) 228-8780 or request an appointment online.