An infection that gets into the pulp inside your tooth can be excruciating. If you suffer from this severe tooth pain, visit Luis Blanco, DDS, at LB Dental P.C. in Port Chester, New York. Dr. Blanco and his team excel at performing root canal procedures that save your tooth, relieve pain, and restore function. To benefit from expert root canals delivered with unmatched quality of service at affordable rates, call LB Dental P.C. today or book an appointment online.
You might need a root canal procedure at LB Dental P.C. if your tooth becomes infected and the infection spreads into the tooth’s center. This area is the dental pulp, which is full of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues — all the sensitive parts of your tooth. Infections in the pulp can be excruciating and require immediate treatment.
A root canal is a much better option than extraction because it keeps your natural tooth in place. Your face shape may change if you’re missing a tooth because the facial muscles could start to sag in that area. Treating and saving the infected tooth helps to preserve your facial structure.
Root canal or endodontics treatment is highly effective at saving infected teeth. This single treatment preserves millions of teeth every year. Afterward, you’ll find eating and drinking easy and painless again.
A root canal involves creating a tiny hole in the infected tooth. Your LB Dental P.C. dentist removes the infected tissue through this hole, including the dental pulp. Sometimes they remove the tooth’s roots as well.
You only need roots for the tooth to grow in and feel hot and cold sensations. Removing the roots from an adult tooth won’t cause any harm to the tooth and might be necessary to prevent the infection from spreading.
After removing the pulp (and roots when required), your dentist cleans the tooth thoroughly. They might also give you antibiotics to eliminate stray bacteria and prevent reinfection.
To complete your root canal, your dentist seals the hole and the area that used to contain the dental pulp. They use gutta-percha to seal the tooth — a rubber-like substance that helps stabilize the tooth.
Root canals have a reputation as painful procedures, but the LB Dental P.C. team uses several techniques to ensure minimal discomfort and anxiety.
They offer sedation dentistry, drugs to help you relax before the procedure, and medication that numbs your mouth. Furthermore, following your recovery, you’ll be free of the agony an infected tooth causes.
The LB Dental P.C. team uses a filling or crown to strengthen and protect the treated tooth. Fillings and crowns are available in colors that match your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly.
Patients appreciate the natural appearance of their teeth after a root canal procedure.
To get prompt treatment for painful tooth infections, call LB Dental P.C. and ask about root canals or book an appointment online today.