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Root canal in Chelsea

If the nerve of your tooth is severely infected or decayed, a root canal procedure will most likely be necessary. Signs that you may have a severely decayed or infected tooth include: pain when biting, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold, discoloration of the tooth, gum swelling around the tooth. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, contact your Chelsea dentist right away.

Root canals are done by a professional endodontist that your Chelsea dentist will refer you to when the nerve of the tooth is badly infected or decayed. It’s dangerous to have an infected tooth or severely decayed tooth to remain in the mouth. This can cause other serious dental problems and the infection could spread. Therefore, a root canal must be done and if not, the only other alternative to a root canal would be to extract the tooth. During the root canal procedure, the pulp is thoroughly cleaned. The pulp is located in the tooth’s center. It contains the tooth’s vital nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The pulp extends from the crown to the roots that are located in the root canals, branches out and continues down each root through the canal and ends just before it reaches the tip of the tooth. When the pulp becomes infected or if it dies due to trauma to the tooth or due to severe tooth decay; it can cause a very painful abscess to form in the jaw area. In order to stop the infection from spreading to other areas and to prevent it from destroying the bone around the tooth, a root canal must be performed. The only exception is to get the tooth extracted. If the tooth is extracted, it will have to be replaced with a bridge or implants, which would require more surgeries. During the root canal procedure, the professional endodontist will remove the dead or diseased pulp and the canals will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. A crown will then be placed over the tooth to strengthen it.

Don’t hesitate. Contact us today to schedule your root canal consultation with our experienced Chelsea dentist.

255 West 23rd St., Apt 1A
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-4234