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Root Canal

3D MicroEndo

Endodontists located in Upper East Side, Gramercy, and Tribeca, New York, NY

Every year, endodontists and dentists across the United States perform over 25 million root canals. At 3D MicroEndo, with three locations in the Upper East Side, Gramercy Park, and Tribeca neighborhoods of Manhattan, the team of experienced endodontists provides expert root canal therapy to save your teeth. Call any of the New York City offices or schedule a consultation online today for state-of-the-art root canal therapy.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

Sometimes decay can penetrate a tooth, and it can infect the pulpy interior that protects the blood vessels and nerves that keep your tooth alive. When the pulp and nerves inside a tooth are inflamed or infected, it can cause the tooth to die.

A root canal is a standard endodontic treatment to remove decayed tissue from the inside of a tooth. Root canal therapy can often save a tooth that would otherwise fall out or need to be extracted. 

What are the signs that I need a root canal?

Some of the signs that you might need a root canal include:

  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Pimple on the gum
  • A broken or cracked tooth
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • A darkened tooth

It’s also possible to have internal tooth decay without any symptoms. Having routine dental checkups and X-rays is the best way to monitor your dental health and get treatment for tooth decay before it causes pain or other symptoms. 

What happens during a root canal?

Advances in endodontic technology and medicine have made root canal therapy a nearly painless procedure. In general, your endodontist thoroughly numbs your tooth and the surrounding tissue before making an opening in your tooth to access the pulpy interior. 

They carefully remove the decayed tissue before filling your tooth with a biocompatible material and sealing your tooth with a filling. In many cases, you should have your regular dentist fit your treated tooth with a crown for additional protection.

The canals inside teeth come in all shapes and lengths, some with odd curves or corners, which can make it challenging to remove all of the decayed tissue. 

The team at 3D MicroEndo has a 97% success rate in root canals due to their use of state-of-the-art 3D scans, lighting, microscopes, and other equipment to complete root canal therapy. 

How should I take care of my teeth after a root canal?

Your tooth and the surrounding tissue might be sensitive for a day or so after a root canal treatment. You can take over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and use ice packs to manage any discomfort. You can brush and floss your teeth normally. 

If you need a root canal, call 3D MicroEndo or make an appointment online for cutting-edge endodontic therapy.