A root canal is an important dental treatment that can save your natural tooth from extraction if it has become severely damaged or infected. Modern advances in both techniques and materials have made the root canal procedure less uncomfortable and more effective.
Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop or Dr. Caesar perform root canals at Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Nesconset and Roslyn, NY. We often recommend this treatment to keep your natural tooth in place, maintaining the structure of your smile. Losing a tooth can set the stage for more complex dental problems and if replacement is necessary, more extensive and expensive dentistry.
Root Canals: What to Expect
Your root canal treatment is typically completed in a single visit to your local Bella Smiles office location. Our dental care team will make every effort to ensure your comfort with the use of a local anesthetic or dental sedation as needed.
Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop or Dr. Caesar will make a small hole in the back of your tooth to remove the infected pulp and clean out the interior chamber of the tooth. In many cases, you will feel immediate pain relief once this is complete and the infection is gone.
The final step is to place a biocompatible material in the tooth and seal it to prevent future decay. Dr. Lotardo often recommends that the tooth be strengthened with a dental crown or dental filling. This may be completed at a second visit.
Schedule an Appointment
Don’t let your tooth pain go undiagnosed. Bella Smiles offers a variety of services to help relieve your tooth pain including a root canal in all of our Long Island dentist office locations. Call today or schedule an appointment online.