Root Canal Treatment Specialist in Midtown Manhattan NYC
Our friendly and caring doctors, Dr. Jacobson, DDS, and Dr. Chubak, DDS, are experienced in root canal treatment. Contact our practice in Midtown West Manhattan, NYC, for treatment you can trust. We are conveniently located at 200 W 57th St #808, New York, NY 10019. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.
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A root canal is a medical treatment in which a part of a nerve or a nerve root is removed from the inside of the tooth. A tooth may be damaged due to trauma, disease, or a medical condition, which are all common reasons to have a root canal performed. The damaged nerve may cause pain, numbness or tingling in the area where it is located and typically abates after the procedure. The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth and prevent pain, so compared to the alternatives, such as tooth extraction, root canals are the preferred choice.
There are a number of signs and symptoms that indicate it may be time to go in for a root canal. Symptoms to look for include:
– Severe Pain — Any type of oral pain is unpleasant and should be brought to a dentist’s attention, but certain types of pain may signify root canal pain. This includes sudden tooth pain that comes in quickly and abruptly; certain positions cause the gums or tooth to hurt worse, and pressure on the tooth and face when lying or bending down.
– Bumps on the Gums — If there are any bumps on the gums, it could be a sign of an infected tooth needing a root canal. These pimple-like bumps are known as fistulae (singular, fistula).
– Sensitivity to Hot and Cold — While temperature sensitivity is not always indicative of a root canal, the type of sensitivity associated with root canal pain typically lingers longer after the food and drink was consumed.
– Swollen Gums — Another sign of an infected tooth is swollen and sensitive gums. This is different from the inflammation that can occur after flossing or brushing too vigorously; the gums are swollen, tender and painful to the touch.
– Darkening of the Gums — If the gums become darkened, it is a sign that they are decayed. If there is an infection and the tooth is dying, the gums will begin to decay, a telltale sign that a root canal is needed.
– Chipped or Cracked Tooth — A chipped or cracked tooth is a two-fold sign that a tooth may need a root canal. First, a chipped or cracked tooth can lead to inflammation and infection; second, the tooth may have cracked or chipped because it is weakened by decay. Either way, it is likely that a root canal will be necessary to save the remainder of the tooth.
– Tender Gums — If the gums are tender to the touch, or even without touch, it may be caused by root canal pain.
– An Abscess — An abscess is something that will be seen on an x-ray as a dark spot; it can occur on the gums adjacent to the teeth, or at the tooth root tip.
Three stages of root canal treatment include:
– Stage 1: Removal of Dead Nerve and Infected Tissues — After cleaning out the infected root nerve, the bacteria in the canal are reduced with an antibiotic. Symptoms usually subside afterward.
– Stage 2: Further Shaping and Cleansing of the Canals — The remaining debris is cleaned out of the root canal; in some cases, the root canal must be reshaped before being filled in with an inert, biocompatible material.
– Stage 3: Filling the Canals — The final step in completing the treatment includes filling the canals with an inert material. After a permanent filling restores the tooth and its structural integrity, a crown can be placed on it.
Root canal treatment offers significant benefits, including:
– Prevents infection
– Saves the teeth from extraction
– Provides aesthetically pleasing results
– Preserves the jawbone
If a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it is necessary to have endodontic or root canal treatment in order to preserve the tooth. This is because the inflammation or infection indicates underlying oral health problems and can develop into further complications if not addressed, such as loss of a tooth or spreading the infection to other areas of the body. Endodontic treatment restores the tooth to good health, so it can function properly and maintain a healthy and natural appearance.
If you need a root canal, trust the professionals at JC Endodontics to provide you with a higher level of care. Call us today or book an appointment with our root canal treatment specialist, or visit our practice conveniently located at 200 W 57th Street, #808, New York, NY 10019. We serve patients from all parts of NYC – Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn; including Midtown Manhattan, Hells Kitchen, Theatre District, Upper East Side Manhattan, Upper West Side Manhattan, Financial District Manhattan, Wall Street area, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Green Point Brooklyn, and Astoria Queens, Long Island City NY.
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