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Root Canal For An Infected Tooth

Root Canal for an Infected Tooth

Root canals are meant to treat a tooth, or teeth, that are experiencing decay or infection. An infected or dying tooth is a serious matter that needs to be addressed immediately before the situation escalates. Occasionally, facial trauma can also make a root canal necessary. After a root canal, it is possible that a tooth may also need to be restored with the placement of a crown. This will prevent other possible fractures occurring in and around said tooth.

What is a root canal?

When a tooth is decayed, it means that a bacterium starts to exist in the affected area. The mouth is home to many different nerves and when those nerves are exposed, this bacterium can create serious medical conditions in areas outside of the mouth. When the tooth is infected, the nerve tissue is most likely damaged as well. This leads to abscess build-up because of the bacterial activity.

How can I get a root canal?

Our dental technology makes getting a root canal in NYC more convenient than past years. Our computerized technology calculates the precise measurements of anesthesia needed to ensure a safe experience. In some mild cases, a root canal may not be needed at all. There are, however, some warning signs that do point to the procedure being necessary.

Symptoms Of Abscessed Or Infected Tooth:
Bone loss
Swelling that can affect your head, neck and face
Drainage issues that come outward that can cause a hole in your gums
Cracking or chipping teeth


How does a root canal work?

After confirming needing the procedure with an x-ray, a local anesthetic is used to make you feel as relaxed as possible. During the procedure, the tooth will be cleaned, the pulp removed, followed by an internal cleaning and then sealing the tooth. This is a procedure that can be done within one or several visits depending on the patient’s individual situations.

After a root canal, the tooth is technically considered dead, but the tissue surrounding the tooth is still well alive and functions normally.

Signs You Need A Root Canal:
Bone loss
Constant toothache that includes severe pain
Sensitivity to hot or cold substances
Tooth discoloration
Tender gums
Swelling and/or redness of the gums
Gum pimples


How can I learn more about root canals?

For more information root canals in NYC, please call our cosmetic dentist office at 212-505-0295 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Kate Brayman and our friendly office staff invite any and all questions.


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