Root Canal Therapy – East Islip, NY
Pain Relief You Can Count On
For most people, they believe that the absolute worst thing their dentist can tell them is “you need a root canal.” In reality, this procedure is safe, effective, and one of the best tools we have for repairing extremely damaged teeth and saving them from extraction. If you have a particularly bad toothache, a root canal may be exactly what you need to finally be free from dental pain. We promise that the procedure is nothing like what you’ve seen in movies or on TV!
Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Root Canal Therapy?
- Patient comfort comes first
- Experienced & dedicated dental team
- Kind & friendly team that treats patients like family
Why Do I Need A Root Canal?
Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the blood stream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it should be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?
Will root canal therapy hurt? Not with today's advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.