Root canals are simple treatments that can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for tooth extraction and expensive tooth restorations like dental bridges. However, this general dental procedure should always be performed by a Chestnut Ridge endodontist like those at Rockland Endodontics. Though many general dentists offer endodontic services, they do not have the high level of expertise and extensive training that a licensed endodontist has.
Many people don’t know much about root canals, except that they are supposedly extremely painful procedures. The Chestnut Ridge root canal specialists at Rockland Endodontics are here to tell you that a root canal is an extremely useful, highly successful, and generally painless treatment, aimed at saving your natural teeth. At the center of your tooth exists the pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth. An infection to the pulp, caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks or repeated dental procedures can cause pain and sensitivity in the tooth and gums. This infection will need to be treated with root canal therapy to remove the diseased pulp before the entire structure of the tooth is compromised. The root canal system, which leads to the pulp, will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent re-infection. Root canal therapy at Rockland Endodontics is over 90% successful in normal cases and performed under local anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort.
Still not convinced that root canals are a better alternative to tooth extraction? In the end, a root canal will cause less discomfort, cost less money, and require less visits to the dentist!