One of the most common reasons that patients visit our local Garden City dentist
at The Gentle Dentist, is for root canal therapy. A root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve or pulp, which is a conglomeration of soft tissue at the center of your tooth, has been inflamed or infected. This typically occurs if the tooth has decayed significantly. As you drink and eat every day, harmful bacteria, like tartar and plaque are constantly forming and spreading around your teeth and gums. Over time, they eat away at the enamel of the teeth, and eventually the pulp can become exposed to bacteria, therefore becoming inflamed and infected. There are certain symptoms that can indicate that the pulp of your tooth is infected and that you need root canal therapy. Some of these symptoms include: toothache, especially when biting down or chewing, tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and tooth discoloration. If you notice any of these symptoms occurring, you should visit our local Garden City dentist
so that we can determine if you need root canal therapy or another treatment.
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The main goal of root canal therapy is to remove the infected pulp, thoroughly clean the area and eliminate any bacterial residue, and finally to seal it up in order to keep the tooth functional and prevent further infection. Root canal therapy is a tried and true method and has a history of being quite successful at The Gentle Dentist.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal therapy or any of the other services provided by our local Garden City dentist
, we encourage you to visit The Gentle Dentist website. There you can find additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns about your dental health or our related services, we would love to hear from you so that we can address them. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours or send us a message using the designated form on our website.
Root Canal Therapy Garden City
327 Nassau Boulevard South
Garden City, New York 11530
By The Gentle Dentist
October 7, 2013