Root Canals

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Root Canals services offered in Pomona and Bronx, NY and Greenwich, CT

People who learn they need a root canal often become anxious with anticipation over the procedure. A root canal doesn’t need to be an uncomfortable, stressful experience when you visit the skilled dental team at Sethi Dental. From three locations in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Bronx area of New York City, and Pomona, New York, Sangeeta Sethi, DDS, Ramji Sethi, DDS, and the soothing team, perform root canal procedures. If you're nervous about having a root canal, call the office nearest you to speak with a friendly staff member or request an appointment online.

Root Canals Q & A

Why might I need a root canal?

The goal of a root canal is to save an infected tooth and alleviate pain. If your tooth becomes severely infected from the inside, one of the experienced dentists at Sethi Dental removes bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. In doing so, they can soothe your pain and save your tooth.

What can cause a tooth infection?

An untreated oral injury or cavity can cause infection in the roots and tissue of your teeth. The infected tissue may enter the pulp or root of the tooth if you put off going to the dentist. If you think you may have a tooth infection, ask about treatment promptly. If you don't, the infection could spread further and lead to other health complications.

What are the signs of needing a root canal?

An infected tooth can become very painful very quickly, especially if you don’t take care of it promptly. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Smelly, bad breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

You'll likely need a root canal if you have an infected tooth.

What is the procedure for a root canal?

The highly trained dentists at Sethi Dental can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first need X-rays so the team can gauge the magnitude of damage to the tooth needing a root canal.

When it's time for the root canal procedure to begin, the team will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. They may stick a dental dam, or a small film of rubber, on your tooth to keep it hygienic and shielded while the root canal is happening. After your tooth is numbed, your dentist makes a small incision in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.

Your dentist then uses small files to remove the diseased and damaged pulp and irrigates the area with water to wash away debris. Your dentist seals the tooth or applies a temporary filling until you return for a permanent crown.

Call the office to speak with a team member if you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection. To learn more about root canals, call Sethi Dental or request a consultation online today.