Root Canal Treatment in NYC

Some people fear root canals because they worry about the pain, the cost, and the time involved. Dr. John Shi at Centre Dental offers gentle, compassionate care at an affordable price for patients in New York City, who suffer acute dental pain. We know you need instant help, and we offer same-day appointments including evenings and weekends so that you can feel better quickly. Call or schedule an appointment online and get relief today.

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected canals in the roots, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

At Centre Dental, we offer the most advanced instrument and techniques so that a root canal treatment is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.

What are the symptoms and causes of root canal inflammation?

The most common symptoms of root canal infection are a toothache, swelling or tenderness, prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold. Prolonged pain while eating might also be an indication that you have pulpitis in your mouth.
While the causes for root canal infections vary, they all start the same way: with an injured tooth. Whether it’s a crack or chip in the tooth, a fractured tooth root, damage to the tooth pulp (with or without damage to the exterior of the tooth) or a tooth having repeated dental procedures, they can all lead to root canal system infections. However, the number one cause of root canal system infection is tooth decay. Therefore, the best preventive measures include treating cavity early, and preventing abnormal biting forces (orthodontic treatment or a night guard).

Will a root canal hurt during or afterward?

Since patients are given anesthesia, a root canal procedure should be relatively comfortable. However, some patients may experience some soreness after the procedure, but it can be controlled with pain medicines such as Motrin.
Dr. Shi and the team at Centre Dental are highly trained in performing root canals with the most advanced instrument and techniques. If you suspect you need a root canal, contact the office anytime -- even after hours -- by phone or online right away.

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