Root Canal

Root Canal In The Bronx

root canal in bronx

A “Root Canal” is a dental procedure performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the dental pulp becomes damaged. Root canal procedures include removing the nerve as well as the dental pulp and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth (or teeth) that is infected or badly decayed.

Many people fear root canal procedures and think that they are painful. The dentists at Morris Park Dental (718-377-6453) are the most caring and gentle in the Bronx. They can use sedation dentistry and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Pain associated with infected and decayed teeth can be excruciating. Some people will experience a toothache that may develop over days and weeks. A dental evaluation by the dentist in our Bronx dental office will help diagnose whether you need immediate treatment or a more involved procedure that has to be scheduled.

What are causes of infection and tooth decay?

Common causes of tooth decay and infections are eating foods that might not be good for your teeth, gums or mouth as well as not brushing or flossing daily.

Other causes of toothaches can include dental cavities, dental abscess, gum disease, irritation of the tooth root, cracked tooth syndrome, temporomandibular disease (tmd), impaction, and eruption. These are all dental emergencies and you should call the dentist immediately so he can treat you right away.

At Morris Park Dental, we treat all dental emergencies, including:

  • toothache
  • gum disease
  • dental abscess
  • mouth infection or tooth infection
  • cavity (cavities)
  • swollen mouth or swollen gums
  • periodontitis or gum infection
  • broken tooth or broken teeth
  • cracked tooth or cracked teeth
  • chipped tooth or chipped teeth
  • broken denture repair
  • missing tooth or missing teeth
  • lost filling or loose filling

If you have a dental emergency in the Bronx that involves extreme pain and you think you need a root canal, call us right away at (718) 377-6453 or click here to schedule an appointment.