It may be asking a bit much to suggest that you should look forward to root canal therapy, but when you consider that the reason you have one is that you are suffering with tooth pain, and the procedure relieves that pain, it’s really not so strange. At the office of Stuart Shaffren, DDS, you can expect a comfortable experience thanks to the modern techniques and state-of-the-art equipment that are put to use here. Most patients report very little to no pain at all.
The most common reason for needing our Bayside root canal is that a cavity, loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth has left your inner tooth prone and a bacterial infection has been sustained in the tooth’s pulp. Dental trauma due to an injury or accident may also be responsible for pulp damage. In either case, the procedure itself is exactly the same. You will be numbed with local anesthesia before our Bayside root canal. The pulp and nerve are removed. After that, the canals are cleaned and disinfected. Finally, the canals are sealed to prevent future infections. Depending on how many canals the tooth in question has, among other factors, you may need to come back to have the process finished. The exposed tooth is protected by a temporary crown between sessions. When the tooth is fully healed, impressions are used to create a precisely-fitting permanent crown to restore the tooth to its full size. The healed tooth will be just as strong and durable as any other tooth. And with a success rate of 90% or better, there is every reason to be confident in the outcome.
At the first sign that you have a toothache, contact our office to arrange an appointment. If you do need our Bayside root canal, you can be assured that it will be performed with the utmost of gentle care and expertise.