How a Root Canal can save your Tooth

by on January 13, 2016
Posted in Blog

Dr. Baharestani is an expert in Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal treatment, is a treatment of the tooth aimed at clearing infection as well as protecting the tooth from subsequent infections.

When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but is detrimental to your overall health as well. Without the proper treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.

Teeth that require endodontic treatment are not always painful. However, signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums

What Happens During Endodontic Treatment?

Root canal treatment involves one to three visits, during which your endodontist removes the affected tissue. After the tissue is removed, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental restoration. If your tooth had extensive decay, your doctor may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.

Most teeth can be saved by Endodontic treatment

Endodontic treatment is intended to help save your tooth from extraction. By Choosing to receive endodontic treatment, you are choosing to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Dr. Baharestani strives to provide his patients with the treatment that they need, and provide Dentists with a trusted source to refer their root canal patients to. Whether root canal therapy, apical surgery or retreatment is needed, we are proud to be able to provide your entire family with treatment by a highly skilled, and highly trained root canal specialist. We are proud to serve the residents of Great Neck, NY as well as the following areas: Roslyn, Port Washington, Manhasset, Bayside, New Hyde Park, Albertson, Mineola and surrounding NYC areas.