Root canals are beneficial procedures that can often prevent serious oral health problems down the road. With state-of-the-art dentistry practices, this procedure is easier than ever before. If you’re experiencing pain or sensitivity, see your Long Island family dentist right away to catch any oral health problem early and determine if you need to undergo a root canal procedure.
- Infection: Your teeth have an inner canal that is filled with soft tissue, called dental pulp. If this pulp becomes infected, then a root canal procedure is necessary to clean out the canal and remove the infected tissue. If tooth infections aren’t treated quickly, they can cause abscesses to form below the gum line, which can have very serious oral health repercussions.
- Cavities: Very deep cavities can actually reach the roots of your tooth. If they’re not filled, these deep cavities can lead to infection in the tooth’s base. Cavities and infections that reach the dental pulp require treatment with root canal procedures.
- Trauma: Oral injuries can knock a tooth out of place, exposing the roots of the tooth and allowing infection to enter the dental pulp. If you experience any trauma in or near your mouth, make an appointment with your restorative dentist right away. A quick check for trauma-induced root exposure can save you from serious dental work down the road.
- Cracks: A crack in your tooth from decay or improper usage can reach all the way through the tooth to the root canal. If you experience pain or sensitivity after biting down on something too hard, visit your Long Island family dentist for x-rays to reveal any tooth cracks.
If you believe your teeth may be infected, schedule an appointment with your family dentist right away. At the modern, comfortable, and convenient offices of Kahn, Ferrari & Aldieri, DDS, we offer Long Island’s best general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with our top-notch dentists today by calling (888) 829-9575.