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82-11 37th Ave Suite 704
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 11372

718.565.6740

Root Canal Therapy

 

When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth. It is generally comfortable treatment that can save your tooth and keep your mouth healthy.

 

Symptoms of Infection

Pulp spreading into the pulpYou may realize that you have an infected tooth when:

  • The tooth is sensitive to hot or cold.
  • The tooth hurts with biting or pressure.
  • There is throbbing, sever tooth pain.
  • The area is swollen.
  • You have a bad taste in your mouth.

 

You may also be unaware of the problem because there are no symptoms at all.

 

Causes of Infection

The pulp becomes infected when bacteria invade the inner layers of the tooth. The tooth pulp is a soft tissue made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber that extends from the middle of the tooth down through the tooth roots.

 

Infection occurs most commonly through a deep cavity that allows bacteria through the enamel and dentin layers and into the pulp. Sometimes the pulp simply dies due to a fracture or a blow to the tooth.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

Tapping the tooth | Filling the root canals and pulp chamberTo determine if your tooth has an infected pulp, you call us or visit our Jackson Height office to help us do a thorough examination on you. The exam often includes x-rays and sometimes includes checking the health of the pulp with a pulp tester. We may also apply heat or cold, tap lightly on the tooth to see if it is sensitive, look for changes in the tooth’s color, or press gently on the gums next to the tooth to check for pain.

 

If we determine that you have an infected tooth, we talk with you about root canal therapy to remove the infection and save the tooth. It is important to treat an infected tooth in order to prevent the infection from traveling through the root tips and causing a painful abscess in the jawbone.

 

Root Canal Therapy

  

If you need to speak to a root canal dentist for an evaluation, please call our office to speak to one of our specialists.

 

We are currently servicing the areas of Queens, Corona, East Elmhurst, Astoria, Flushing, Forest Hills and Woodside, as well as Jackson Heights.

 

If you are looking for a Dentist in the following zip codes: 11372,11368,11380,11373,11369,11370,11371,11377,11378,11104 and 11106, we are here for you, just give us a call to set up your next appointment!

 

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82-11 37th Ave. Suite 704

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

 

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