Root Canals in New York City, NY

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Chipped or decayed teeth are generally corrected utilizing a filling or a different kind of restoration when they are identified and dealt with in a timely manner. However, as the damage extends to the center of the tooth, known as the pulp, root canal treatment (sometimes called root canal therapy) may be needed to improve your dental health. A root canal is an endodontic procedure offered at East Village Dental Center to eradicate infected pulp tissue and close off the affected tooth to return proper oral health to the mouth — if this is not completed, it could lead to a lost tooth. Our dental team addresses infected or structurally decayed teeth by performing gentle root canal therapy and offers sedation techniques to further elevate patient ease. When you notice a significantly decayed or abscessed tooth, contact our New York, NY office as soon as possible to discover the benefits of root canal therapy.

Damaged inner pulp can be a result of significant cavities, a break, or a wound. An x-ray and dental exam may be needed in order to decide if a root canal is required to ease tooth discomfort and save your oral health.

Typical symptoms that can suggest the need for a root canal consist of:

  • Sharp or throbbing tooth discomfort
  • Continual oral pain
  • Aching when biting
  • Sensitivity to hot or lower temperatures
  • Swelling focused around the mouth or gums
  • Pimple-like pustule around the gums
  • Discoloration in the color of a tooth after an injury

Best experience I had with a dentist. I had multiple issues because my previous dentist didn’t do the work in a timely manner. Dr. Shah seen me right away and assessed that my tooth has to come out because it was an old root canal that got infected. Dr. Kaufman squeezed me in that same day to evaluate and offered to extract same day. He explained everything in detail. He made sure I was as comfortable as possible and made me aware of the procedure step by step as he was doing it. So I knew what I was feeling and why. I didn’t feel a thing actually. The front desk staff was also very friendly and detailed when explaining the benefits and what would be covered by my insurance. She gave me options and ways to do the work affordably. All around great experience. They disinfected all surfaces and took proper steps to ensure a clean environment. Everyone answered all questions asked. They were all knowledgeable.

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At our Manhattan East Village practice, we utilize the latest dental solutions to help boost an individual's comfort during a root canal treatment. Root canals are carried out using local anesthesia so you can remain comfortable and at ease during your procedure. Once the tooth is dulled, a rubber dam will be set to protect your mouth, and the damaged region will be reached via a little opening created in the top of the tooth. The pulp (which consists of the nerves and blood storage inside each tooth) will be extracted, and the area will be addressed using handheld tools prior to being entirely sterilized. We will then close off the restored tooth with a medical-grade substance and follow that with a sedative filling to begin the healing process.

The amount of oral pain you were experiencing before your endodontic procedure should begin to abate the same day as your root canal. If you experience pain or swelling due to the procedure, over-the-counter pain relievers can help. We will likely schedule a checkup 2 – 4 weeks after so we can assess your healing. Your tooth will be at a higher risk of injury in the future and may require the protection of a customized crown once completely healed. A dental restoration might then be designed to return the function and visual appeal of the tooth. If this is the case, we will discuss your options with you.

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Typically, root canals are covered at least partially by insurance providers. A member of our team will contact your insurance company and figure out your exact coverage and let you know of any expected out-of-pocket costs. At East Village Dental Center, we are happy to accept many convenient payment methods and may be able to help you sign up for affordable dental financing alternatives.

Chipped or infected teeth could lead to any number of oral issues and overall health concerns if disregarded or not taken care of. In cases of a deeply infected tooth, a root canal performed at East Village Dental Center might be a good solution to rescue your tooth and eliminate side effects like tooth pain and swelling. Get in touch with our facility in New York, NY to request a consultation to find out about our approach to endodontic treatment.

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