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Root Canal Treatment Q & A 
by Viviane Trinh, DDS

Root Canal Treatment Q & A by Viviane Trinh, DDS

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?

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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. 

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 can I get a root canal?

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Our dental technology makes getting a root canal in Manhattan 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.

Signs You Need A Root Canal:

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 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.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Viviane Trinh, DMD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Please note we do not participate with DMO/HMO insurance.

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