Root Canal Procedure

Painless root canal procedure in the Bronx. A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become infected or diseased. If you suffer from an abscessed tooth, visit a root canal specialist, also called an endodontist, to save your tooth and eliminate the pain. A root canal treatment removes the pulp and nerve from your infected tooth to save it and prevent other potentially serious consequences. Our root canal dentist can perform the procedure in about an hour, making it a quick, highly effective, and safe way to preserve your smile and maintain your oral health.

What Is a Root Canal?

The root canal in your tooth is the natural chamber in the center of your tooth for the pulp, nerve and blood supply. After your tooth has erupted from the gum as a child, the nerve itself is not essential for the health of your tooth. But it remains to warn you of cavities and infections.

If the nerve or pulp becomes damaged or diseased, a root canal infection or an abscess can develop in or around the tooth. If bacteria multiply inside the pulp chamber, an abscess or pus-filled pocket forms in or around the pulp chamber or at the end of the root. Your dentist often recommends removing the pulp and nerves for root canal treatment because the infection can spread to the rest of your body. The root canal procedure in the Bronx is a great and affordable way to save your infected tooth without extraction.

Symptoms and Causes of Root Canal Infection

Tooth infections produce throbbing pain. Other symptoms include:

  • Swelling of your face, neck or head
  • Bone loss around the root of the tooth
  • Drainage problems extending outward from the root of the tooth, allowing the infection to drain into your gums or skin

Damage to the tooth's nerve or pulp occurs for several different reasons. Deep decay or large fillings to correct previous decay weakens the surrounding tooth. Repeated dental procedures on a single tooth also compromise the tooth's structure. Any trauma, chip or crack in a tooth provides the circumstances for tooth damage and infection.

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505 Dental Associates
505 Claremont Parkway,
Bronx, NY 10457
+1 (718) 299-3600

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Thursday, 28 September 2023