Many people have heard that root canals are extremely painful. At one time, this was true. But cutting-edge dental techniques have made root canals a simple procedure. Prompt treatment with a root canal helps you avoid tooth loss or other complications. Dr. Wank works hard to save as many of your original teeth as possible, and root canal therapy can achieve this.
What is a Root Canal?
Teeth consist of many layers. When the tissue inside the tooth becomes infected or injured, the roots of the tooth die. If you do not receive appropriate care, these dead roots can lead to the whole tooth dying as well. The pulp inside each tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Whenever the pulp becomes infected, it can result in severe pain and swelling. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth, seriously affecting your overall oral health.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Some people experience no symptoms as their tooth is dying and only realize there is a problem when it is too late. However, If a tooth becomes infected, it may exhibit any number of warning signs and symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist for an examination. Some of these common symptoms:
• Toothache so painful it wakes you up
• Tooth pain when hot or cold foods are in contact with the affected area
• Extreme pain in your tooth when pressure is applied to the affected area
• Small bumps near the painful area on the gums
• Tenderness or swelling in the surrounding gum tissue
• Deep dental decay
• A large fracture
• Experienced direct trauma or injury to a tooth
• Had repeated dental procedures performed on the same tooth
• Symptoms of an infected tooth
Dr. Wank strives to keep your teeth healthy. But some patients arrive at the office with severe tooth decay or a damaged or diseased tooth. A root canal procedure helps save your tooth. Losing your natural teeth can create other oral health complications as well, and he wants to help you avoid this.
If you need a root canal, don’t put it off. If you need a root canal specialist in NYC, contact Dr. Wank who has more than 35 years of experience. During an initial consultation at the office, he can help determine if root canal treatment is right for you. If it is determined that you need root canal therapy, Dr. Wank will prepare you for the procedure. This often happens quickly as the goal is to save the tooth before it dies.
What to Expect During and After the Root Canal Procedure
Root Canal Procedure
Root canal therapy has an over 95 percent success rate. In fact, with proper care, a root canal-treated tooth can last a lifetime.
Healing, Recovery and Follow-Up
Dr. Wank provides detailed instructions for your aftercare.
In addition, he also arranges a follow-up appointment and makes sure that your mouth is healing, and the infection is gone and if you had a crown, he will to finish your crown.
Following root canal therapy, patients should feel relief. There may be some slight tenderness or soreness around the affected tooth. These side effects typically diminish within a few days. In most cases, individuals can return to work and other routine activities the following day.