There are more than 15 million root canals performed each year in the U.S., making it one of the most common dental procedures. Here at Commack dental design we provide a simple procedure that can save your natural teeth and prevent unnecessary extractions and tooth replacements!
A root canal is a procedure used to treat severely decayed or infected teeth. The inside of a tooth contains a soft material called pulp, a nerve that allows the tooth to feel sensations. If the exterior of a tooth becomes damaged to the point where the pulp is exposed, infection may occur. Symptoms of a root canal infection include swelling of the gums and face, increased sensitivity to temperature, and severe toothache. If left untreated, the infection can result in abscesses and ultimately, tooth loss.
In order to save the structure of the tooth, your dentist will remove the pulp and clean the inside of your tooth. The only purpose of the nerve is to provide sensory experience, so its removal will not affect the normal function of your tooth. The cavity is then sealed with a filling in order to prevent further damage. If you are experiencing a severe toothache or sensitivity, call Commack dental design for emergency treatment.
- Infected Tooth Symptoms
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Pain with biting
- Throbbing or severe pain
- No Symptoms
- Advantages of Saving Your Tooth
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensations
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or stain
- Benefits of having a root canal with an Endodontist.
Commack dental design’s endodontist utilize a dental microscope specific for root canal therapy that enables the procedure to be done in less time and with increased proficiency.
Benefits of root canal therapy with a dental microscope.
With the latest microscope technology, Our endodontist is able to complete cases that were once too complicated and required removal of the tooth!
Diagnosis- The microscope is the preferred instrument to properly diagnosis a persistently painful tooth.
Locating Hidden Canals- One of the most important uses for the microscope is locating hidden canals. Many times dental anatomy is not predictable because all patients are not the same!
Management of Calcified Canals- In the past, calcified root canals may have been considered unsalvageable and tooth removed. Today, the calcified canals are distinguished by the difference in color and texture. This allows Our endodontist to detect and negotiate the canal much more easily.
Perforation Repair- Perforation of the canal does occur from time to time no matter how carefully the procedure is performed. The microscope is absolutely essential to repair the canal.
Retrieval of Broken Files- Occasionally a file may break in the tooth. If this happens in the coronal aspect of the tooth, the microscope is essential in guiding the doctor to retrieving the broken file.
Final Examination of the Canal Preparation- A simple, yet very important aspect of root canal therapy is making sure the canal is completely cleaned. Under a microscope, this process is simplified due to the high magnification.
We are proud to provide this service to the residents of Commack, NY as well as the following areas Huntington, Northport, Smithtown, Dix hills, Kings park, Deer park, Stony brook, Happuage and surrounding Suffolk County areas.