At Bay Parkway Dental Center, we do everything we can to save teeth from being extracted. Sometimes tooth extractions are necessary if teeth are too crowded, wisdom teeth are impacted or a tooth is severely decayed or damaged. Other times, a tooth can be saved from extraction and preserved for many more years with the right kind of treatment, like a root canal.
Removing Infection in Teeth
When decay begins in a tooth, your dentist will recommend that the decay be removed. When decay is removed, a cavity is the result and it must be filled and sealed for protection. If decay is left untreated, it can spread deeper into the tooth and eventually reach the pulp of the tooth. When this happens, the only way to save the tooth is through root canal therapy. Root canal therapy removes all of the infection from the tooth and the pulp of the tooth.
The Root Canal Process
When your dentist performs root canal therapy, they will make sure you are completely comfortable before beginning treatment. Sedation dentistry can also be used to help you feel more at ease and relaxed during your visit. Sedation allows you to respond to your dentist when needed, but helps you feel comfortable throughout your entire appointment. Your dentist can recommend the best type of sedation for your visit. Once the area around the tooth is completely numbed, your dentist will work to carefully remove all decay and infection from inside the tooth. They will then thoroughly clean the tooth and seal it. A dental crown will be needed to restore the tooth and allow you to use it naturally. Root canal therapy has been used many times to save teeth and preserve them. An effective and timely root canal treatment can actually save your teeth from needing extraction!
If you are in need of root canal therapy in Brooklyn, NY, or need a second opinion, we welcome you to call our office today! A consultation can be scheduled and our team can examine your smile and give you the best recommendation for treatment. Don’t put off taking care of your smile. Call us today!