No one wants to have a root canal done, but the reality is that it’s not the scary and painful horror that is often depicted in popular culture. This is especially true today, when the many advancements in the field have created equipment and methods that make performing it even more comfortable and free of potential complications. The success rate for it is over 90%. At Hanson Place Dental, you can depend on expertly done dental care, including our root canal in Gowanus.
What is the cause of needing one? A large cavity, deep filling, chip, or crack can all permit bacteria to find its way inside your tooth, where it can infect the pulp, down near the nerve. The infection leads to symptoms that can range from just unpleasant to unbearable. Pain is typical, especially when you apply pressure to the tooth or attempt to chew with it. You are also likely to experience sensitivity when you eat or drink foods and beverages that are hot or cold. Not as common, but still possible is gum tenderness and tooth discoloration. Most often, patients realize that they require our root canal in Gowanus due to a toothache that leads them to seek us out. The basics of performing the procedure are actually very simple. The pulp and nerve are at the bottom of the tooth. This means that our Downtown Brooklyn dentist has to drill from the top to gain access. Don’t worry, though. You will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia. The injured pulp and nerve are removed, and the canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. A crown is then fashioned to restore the tooth to full size and keep it protected.
When tooth pain or other symptoms are making it difficult for you, book an appointment at our office. You may need our root canal in Gowanus. It’s the solution for the pain you’re feeling, not the cause of more.