Lingering tooth sensitivity after eating or drinking something hot or cold? Sharp pain when biting or chewing? A toothache is almost always a sign that infection has damaged the pulp within your tooth root. This can be the result of a severe tooth crack or fracture, injury to a tooth, or extensive tooth decay that has reached the inside of the tooth. Without treatment, the infection will continue to cause tooth pain, can lead to a tooth abscess, and in worst cases will require the tooth to be extracted altogether. If you’re experiencing any noticeable symptoms, especially a severe toothache, we have a solution!
Our dentist at FaceLipsTeeth is trained and experienced in providing endodontic treatment including root canals in Oceanside And West Islip, NY. Root canals treat and remove the dangerous infection and inflammation inside your tooth before it can spread. Don’t let the stigma surrounding this procedure cause you apprehension or lead you to put off your treatment. When we offer root canals in Oceanside And West Islip, NY they’re designed to comfortably eliminate your tooth pain (not cause more) and ultimately save your natural tooth! We partner with leading insurance companies to ensure your entire treatment process is painless and easy.
Root canal therapy in Oceanside and West Islip involves removing a portion of the tooth crown to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear out all the infection, bacteria, and damaged pulp and tissues. Disinfecting and cleaning the canals is the next step before filling them with a hardening material call gutta-percha. The tooth will then be sealed to keep bacteria from entering the chamber and root canal and covered with a dental crown to ensure it remains strong and functional after treatment.
Apicoectomy surgery is recommended when a tooth with a previous root canal still has a residual infection at the tooth root. A minor procedure, root end surgery involves removing the tip of a tooth’s root to prevent further damage or extraction. During treatment, the dentist gains access to the tooth root, then the root tip is removed, and the root canal is cleaned and sealed to block further infection.
When a root canal is not successful or other complications arise, endodontic retreatment provides a second chance at saving a natural tooth. During the procedure, the dental crown and filling material are removed, and the inside of the tooth is evaluated and cleaned. The new filling is added to seal the tooth, then the new or existing dental crown will be re-attached.
If the pulp inside your tooth roots becomes infected, this and the bacteria inside the canal must be removed to save your tooth and your overall health. During your root canal procedure in our Oceanside And West Islip, NY practice, our dentist will first numb the treatment site with local anesthetic. You won’t feel any pain, though you may experience slight pressure as we complete the procedure. Many patients compare our root canals to having a cavity filled!
We’ll remove a portion of your tooth crown to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear out all the infection, bacteria, and damaged pulp and tissues. Disinfecting and cleaning the canals is the next step before filling them with a hardening material call gutta-percha. Your tooth will then be sealed to keep bacteria from entering the chamber and root canal. You’ll need a dental crown to ensure your tooth remains strong and functional after treatment.
Infected tooth and abcess
Tooth cleaned and shaped
Root filling replaced
Permanent filling or crown placed
Once your root canal procedure is complete, you’ll be able to live a comfortable and functional life again without any tooth pain. We’ll provide the necessary instructions to ensure your recovery is fast and healthy. In general, you can expect the following benefits from treatment:
Find out if a root canal can relieve your pain and restore health!