Each year, countless teeth are treated and saved with root canal therapy. At LuxDen dental implants clinic in Brooklyn, we offer endodontic treatments. These treatments remove the pulp of an infected or damaged tooth. We examine your teeth and gums to determine which dental treatments you would benefit from the most. This is when we decide if a root canal is right for you.
The core of your tooth is made of soft tissue. It is known as the pulp. The pulp chamber is the hollow area that houses this soft tissue. This pulp chamber is connected to the root of the tooth via pipe-like canals. This gives rise to the term “root canal.” The blood vessels in these canals provide nutrition to the tooth.
When the internal soft tissue becomes infected it can result in tooth loss if left untreated. Root canal therapy should take place before the infection gets worse. A root canal therapy procedure involves taking out the damaged or decaying nerve and pulp. We then clean out the canal and put in a permanent filling.
With proper care, teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. However, sometimes a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly. The tooth can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance. Root canal retreatment may be able to support healing and save your tooth. Our endodontist Dr. Marc Adelstein can schedule a dental examination with you. During this exam he determines whether you’re eligible for this treatment procedure.
To learn more about root canals in Brooklyn, New York and to schedule an appointment at our dental office, call us today at 718-382-3444.