Nobody likes losing their natural teeth. Luckily, you can keep your natural teeth for life with good dental hygiene. However, sometimes, life can throw curveballs your way. Injuries and dental decay can cause tooth infection or inflammation. Fault lines in your tooth allow harmful bacteria to infiltrate the innermost layer of your tooth (pulp chamber), which can result in your tooth dying off.
When you have a tooth infection, antibiotics or your body’s immune system can’t fully reverse the infection. However, root canal treatment from our dentist, Dr. Boris Yusupov of All City Cosmetic Dental Care, Huntington, New York, can resolve the infection, preserving your tooth and oral health.
During the early stages, it can be difficult establishing whether oral hygiene will resolve the issue or if further dental work is needed. This is because apparent problems don’t start until the condition has advanced. However, most of the subtle symptoms can be identified by a dentist. That’s why regular dental appointments are vital to detect oral problems before they advance.
Although only a dentist can tell whether you need a root canal, watch out for the warning signs below:
An infected tooth can cause intense pain, but if left untreated, the pain may subside temporarily. This doesn’t mean the situation has resolved itself. When the nerve-containing pulp dies, your tooth loses its sensation. However, it still has the infection, which continues to drain into the nearby structures.
Extraction or a root canal is the only way to resolve an infected tooth. We prefer a root canal because it saves your tooth, eliminating the need for tooth replacement procedures like dental implants.
Most people associate root canals with pain, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. On the contrary, a root canal relieves the discomfort caused by an infected tooth.
Our office takes pride in administering the safest and most effective root canals. This is what you can expect when saving your tooth with root canal treatment:
Suspect an infected tooth in Huntington, NY? Please call (631) 352-2330 to schedule a consultation with All City Cosmetic Dental Care. Dr. Boris Yusupov offers safe and effective root canals to preserve your teeth.