The endodontic specialists at Rockland Endodontics of West Nyack provide root canal therapy with a very high rate of success. Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way downward, until they reach the tip of the root. When our West Nyack endodontists remove the diseased tissue, they can halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth, when before the only other alternative was extracting a diseased tooth.
Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When the root canal infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity, immediate indications of a problem. On the inside of your tooth, the spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess. The moment you start to experience pain indicative of a root canal infection, please visit your West Nyack endodontic specialists at Rockland Endodontics immediately.
Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits to Rockland Endodontics. During your visit, we’ll remove the diseased tissue, cleanse and disinfect the inner chamber and reshape the tiny canals. The cleaned chamber and canals will be filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent re-infection. If necessary, the drilled hole will be temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a dental crown.