Hemali M Ajmera, DDS
Dentist located in Queens, Woodside, NY
Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. Hemali Ajmera, DDS, wants you to know a root canal doesn’t have to be an unpleasant, anxiety-inducing experience. The accomplished dental group at Ajmera Dentistry does root canals on a daily basis in Woodside, Queens, New York. If you have any hesitations about getting a root canal, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online.
Root Canal Q & A
Why might I need a root canal?
The goal of a root canal is to alleviate pain and save an infected tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, one of the experienced dentists at Ajmera Dentistry removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. In doing so, they are able to save your tooth and soothe your pain.
What leads to an infection in the tooth root?
An untreated cavity or oral injury can cause infection in the tissue and roots of your teeth. The infected tissue can develop inside the pulp or root of your tooth if you neglect to go to the dentist. Be sure to inquire about treatment, because if the infection gets any further, this can induce a host of other problems.
How do I know if I have an infected tooth?
If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. Infected tooth symptoms might include:
- Inflamed gums
- Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
- Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Unpleasant breath
- Pus coming from around the tooth
- Painful throbbing in your mouth or jaw
- Darkening color of the tooth
- A bump on your gum like a small pimple
What is the procedure for a root canal?
One of the highly trained dentists at Ajmera Dentistry can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first require an X-ray to determine the extent of damage to the tooth needing the root canal.
At your appointment, one of the dentists at Ajmera Dentistry utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. Sometimes they stick a dental dam, or a small film of rubber, on your tooth to keep it hygienic and shielded while the procedure is happening. After your tooth gets numbed, the dentist makes a small incision in your tooth to find and treat the area of infection in the root.
Then, your dentist removes the infected and damaged pulp using small files, then washes away any debris from the area with water. After all diseased matter is gone, your dentist either seals the tooth or inserts a non-permanent filling to shield the tooth until you return for a permanent crown.
If you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection, call Ajmera Dentistry or schedule a consultation online.