Infected Tooth? Root Canal Therapy Can Help!

root canal - Manhattan dentist officeThe root canal may be one of the most dreaded procedures in dentistry, but really, this dental treatment is largely feared for no reason. Modern developments in dental technology have made root canals simpler and quicker than ever before. Dr. Sandip Sachar and her team of dental specialists use these technologies to make root canals in Manhattan as painless and easy as possible.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental treatment in which the pulp (soft material inside of the tooth) is carefully removed. Rubber-like material called gutta-percha is then used to fill the tooth and a crown is placed over it to provide protection.

Why Is a Root Canal Important?

Root canals are used to remove infected, inflamed or damaged pulp. In many cases, failure to get a root canal leads to infections of the surrounding teeth and jaw. The longer a root canal is delayed, the more likely it will be that the affected tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted.

Does a Root Canal Hurt?

One of the biggest fears about root canals that our patients here in Midtown express is that the procedure will be incredibly painful. The truth is that there are options available to make root canals painless and less anxiety provoking. Dr. Sachar will discuss all of the possible options with you and help you select the one that is most likely to benefit you and keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

Is a Root Canal Expensive?

The cost of a root canal will depend upon the severity of the infection or the damage to the pulp. At Dr. Sachar’s Midtown dental practice, we make root canals as affordable as possible. We believe that no one should have to go without necessary. Our goal is to save your teeth and eliminate your pain. As a result, we offer payment plans, accept Flex Spending dollars and take all major credit cards. We are also an approved Aetna dentist and work with over a dozen other dental insurance plans.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

While it’s not possible to know if you need a root canal without having an exam, there are some signs that can indicate a potential problem with the dental pulp. These include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Jaw pain
  • Inflammation or swelling around your teeth

Infections and damage to the teeth can be best treated when they are caught quickly. Don’t put off seeking dental care if you’re afraid of having a root canal treatment. Dr. Sachar will take every step necessary to make the procedure as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, and to ensure the best outcome. Contact our NYC office today to schedule an appointment. Our dental practice is conveniently near Grand Central Station in Midtown.