Here at Rockland Endodontics, one of the most common services that our Rockland County endodontist provides for our patients is root canal therapy. For many people, the words “root canal” instill an instant pang of fear and anxiety, but the truth is that it is a simple dental procedure that is safe and comfortable as long as you are in capable hands like those of our Rockland County endodontist here at Rockland Endodontics. The main reason that a root canal treatment is needed is if you have a tooth with an infected pulp. The pulp is a collection of soft tissue that can be found at the center of each of your teeth. When your tooth decays, breaks, or gets damaged in any way, the pulp can then be exposed to the bacteria present within your mouth at any given time. This can easily lead to an infection in the pulp, even if you are a diligent brusher and flosser. Some signs that you have an infected pulp include: moderate to severe toothache, increased tooth sensitivity, pain while biting down, and in some cases, a darkness or discoloration of the tooth that is in pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Rockland County endodontist as soon as possible so that we can get you the treatment you need. It is important to seek treatment at the first sign of a problem, because treatment is needed in a timely manner in order to preserve the tooth through root canal therapy, rather than having to extract the tooth.
If you would like to learn more about how our Rockland County endodontist can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you visit the main Rockland Endodontics website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any remaining questions or concerns that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. You can reach us either by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Rockland Endodontics.