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Brooklyn NY Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy in Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn NY Root Canal

Brooklyn NY Root Canal

If you have a tooth that is damaged in its interior, you will need to have root canal therapy to save the tooth. At our general dentistry practice, Abraham Esses, DDS, our top-notch dentist, Dr. Abraham Esses, can provide you with a Brooklyn NY root canal if necessary.

It used to be that patients were very fearful of having root canal treatments. This is because they were known to be painful. However, today, due to the use of modern dental anesthesia and advanced technology and techniques, patients are now able to have this dental service performed while they remain in total comfort at our dental practice. Today, root canal therapy has actually been renamed by the American Association of Endodontist as non-surgical endodontic therapy. It is the same process, using the same materials. When the pulp at the interior of the tooth becomes infected or damaged, it is important to have root canal therapy in order to save the tooth. Thankfully, root canal therapy is effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. Our dentist will be able to determine whether or not you need to have root canal therapy, and if so, he will be able to let you know how likely it is that the root canal treatment will be successful. The sooner a tooth receives root canal treatment, the more likely it is that the tooth will be saved. So it is always recommended that you contact our dental practice as soon as you begin to experience tooth pain. Tooth pain when you eat something hot or cold, or when the tooth is pressed upon, is generally a clear sign that you need to have a Brooklyn NY root canal treatment. During the root canal treatment, all infected or damaged tooth pulp is removed from the center of the tooth, the tooth and root canal systems are cleaned, and the tooth is resealed.

For an appointment to see our dentist regarding getting Brooklyn NY root canal treatment, contact us today.

Abraham Esses, DDS
2245 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 577-5700

Midwood Brooklyn Dentist

Midwood Brooklyn Dentist

Root canal therapy is an opportunity to save your tooth when infection has invaded the root canal of your tooth, causing you discomfort and pain. With regular dental exams, x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings along with a nutritious diet and a commitment to brushing and flossing at home, you can put the odds in favor of you avoiding the need for root canal therapy. Unfortunately, though, no matter how responsible you are in taking care of your teeth, it is possible for plaque, bacteria, and food particles to make their way into the roots of your teeth and lead to problems. This is particularly so with a tooth that has suffered severe decay and/or has a deep filling. Also, chipped and cracked teeth are more vulnerable to infections. Even facial trauma can be a cause of needing root canal therapy. Our Midwood Brooklyn dentist, Dr. Abraham Esses, can assure you that modern root canal therapy is considerably more comfortable than the legends of the past. In fact, most patients report little or no pain at all during the procedure.

Midwood Root Canal Infection

Midwood Root Canal Infection

How do you know when you need root canal therapy? You may find out by accident, during the process of a routine dental exam, because sometimes there are no symptoms to notice. More typically, the inflammation and infection that leads to needing root canal therapy will result in unmistakable signs of a problem. Pain in your tooth, usually severe, will be evident when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth. You may also find that the tooth is sensitive to extreme hot or cold temperatures, such as with beverages. Sometimes, tooth discoloration or tender gums will be present also. When pain or some other symptom is causing you discomfort, that is the time to call our Midwood Brooklyn dentist.

The entire process of root canal therapy, including the placing of a permanent crown, usually requires three visits. What should you expect? First, you will receive a local anesthetic to ensure you do not experience pain. Our Midwood Brooklyn dentist will drill down to get access to the infected area, remove the nerve and pulp, and clean the area completely. Once that is done, the tooth is essentially dead, freeing you of the pain that the infection was causing. You will be fitted with a temporary crown between visits and while your permanent crown is being fashioned at the dental lab.

Root Canal Therapy Midwood
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700

Midwood Root Canals

Midwood Root Canals

Do you have a tooth that has become severely decayed, or infected in its root? If so, you will probably need one of our highly effective Midwood root canals with Dr. Abraham Esses. A root canal is necessary when the nerve of the root of a tooth is damaged, or when the pulp becomes infected. A complete root canal procedure with Dr. Esses can repair these issues and in turn save your tooth. At our Midwood dental practice, we have noticed that patients are often fearful about getting root canals, because they have heard that they are extremely painful and uncomfortable procedures, but we assure you that that is not so.

Midwood Oral Pain

Midwood Oral Pain

The symptoms that indicate that you need a Midwood root canal are typically more painful than the procedure itself. Some common symptoms that typically indicate the need for a root canal are severe pain in the tooth while chewing or biting down, extended tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discoloration or darkening of the tooth, tenderness or swollen gums, and or a constant pimple appearing on the gums. In some cases, no outward symptoms are exhibited, which is why it is important to get regular dental exams. There are several different ways that the pulp of your tooth might get infected or the nerve damaged. It can occur as a result of decay, chips or cracks in the tooth, trauma to the mouth and teeth, or repeated dental work occurring in the same area over and over (like a dental filling).

Our Midwood root canals have helped many patients gain relief from their painful symptoms and return to their daily lives. If monetary concerns are holding you back from getting a root canal procedure, we encourage you to note that we work with many different insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Guardian, Health First, Met Life, Sun Life, United Healthcare, and many others. We also accept most major credit cards for payment. If you have any questions about Midwood root canal therapy or would like to schedule an appointment with the doctor, please call our office to speak with a helpful staff member or fill out the contact form on our website. We hope to speak to you soon.

Midwood Root Canal Therapy
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700