Root Canal Therapy in Far Rockaway, NY
If left untreated, infection commonly leads to a tooth extraction. Once a tooth is lost, it can be expensive and time-consuming to replace, not to mention the loss of function and aesthetics while patients await a replacement. Fortunately, an infected tooth can be saved with root canal therapy from Rockaway Dental Group.
Our dentist, Naushir Lalani, DDS, is an experienced provider with extensive knowledge and expertise in endodontic treatment. He can ensure your tooth will remain healthy and functional.
If you suspect you or a loved one may need this tooth-saving procedure, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer same-day emergency care for our patients in need.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy entails the removal of infected tooth pulp and its replacement with a biocompatible substance. This straightforward procedure is completed under local anesthesia, and usually takes about an hour per tooth. Patients can drive themselves home unless fully sedated under general anesthesia, which is usually not necessary.
This essential procedure is often the only way to save an infected tooth and preserve natural dental structures. Inside every tooth is a chamber that houses pulpy tissue and nerves. These nerves send signals of discomfort to the brain when teeth are infected., This phenomenon is commonly known as a toothache. If infection isn’t removed promptly, it can spread to the jawbone, gum tissue, or other teeth. Preserve the health of your oral structure and ease discomfort from tooth infections with root canal therapy from Rockaway Dental Group.
How to Prevent Tooth Infections
To avoid tooth infections and other complications, keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss nightly to prevent the development of bacterial deposits. These deposits, also known as plaque, cause decay and infection.
Visiting Dr. Lalani for preventive care is equally as important as at-home maintenance. When you visit us for a check-up and cleaning, we can look for early signs of complications and treat them before they develop. With a scaling and root planing, we can remove plaque deposits before they cause significant decay. During these appointments, we can also detect early signs of tooth infection, and schedule root canal therapy before the tooth’s condition worsens.
Save Your Teeth with Root Canal Therapy from Dr. Lalani
At Rockaway Dental Group, we put your oral health first. Our goal is to maintain the integrity of your oral structure through the preservation of your natural teeth. We do everything in our power to save infected teeth by conducting successful root canal therapy treatments and providing detailed patient education. Tooth infection is a serious and sometimes debilitating condition. Let Dr. Lalani and the team at Rockaway Dental Group heal your smile.
If you have more questions about this or any of our other services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!