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Root Canals

Extraction-Free Tooth Pain Relief

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Root Canal Symptoms

  • Severe, persistent tooth pain
  • Ongoing temperature sensitivity in your teeth
  • Soreness or swelling of the gums
  • Abscesses on the gum tissue surrounding a tooth
  • Recent tooth discoloration

Deep Infection Is the Root Cause

Individually, the symptoms described above might indicate a passing, minor tooth issue. However, if you experience several of them at once you probably have a deeper problem that requires more complex treatment. The best way to find out is to come to the professionals at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake. We successfully diagnose and treat root canal symptoms in Mohegan Lake and Tarrytown, NY every day. If anyone can save your tooth from extraction with a root canal, we can.

The term root canals sometimes causes confusion because it has multiple meanings. Let us clear it up for you. Root canals are slender channels in your tooth roots where the nerves and blood vessels are located. A root canal is also the name of the treatment we perform when this area becomes infected. Sometimes tooth decay can be fixed with a simple filling. But when the infection reaches the living tissue in the roots the tooth is compromised and requires more intensive treatment. Fortunately, our extensively trained team has the technology to make the procedure both more effective and easier on you.

Less Invasive Root Canals

We begin every root canal procedure by providing sedation to help you stay pain-free and relaxed throughout. Once you’re sedated, either with oral sedation, nitrous oxide or the revolutionary NuCalm therapy, we create a small hole in the top of your infected tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. We extract all the infected nerves and blood vessels—the source of your tooth pain—then use advanced, minimally invasive laser technology  to continue your treatment. Our BIOLASE system instantly destroys remaining signs of infection inside the tooth. We’re also able to widen and reshape the root canals, all without sharp instruments! We then add a material called gutta-percha inside the empty canals before topping the tooth with a new crown. Together, the gutta-percha and the crown reinforce the tooth, enabling it to provide dependable performance for many years. With a strong eye for esthetics, our doctors will make sure that your new crown fits comfortably and matches the size, shape, and shade of surrounding teeth. Your pain will subside, and your repaired tooth will look and feel amazing.
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Save Your Smile

Root canals relieve pain and preserve teeth.