Do you have a tooth that is painful when you eat something hot or cold? If so, then you may have a tooth that needs root canal therapy. When a tooth is painful, it can mean that you have a tooth that is infected and seriously needs treatment. When you come to our Bensonhurst dentist with a complaint of tooth pain, our dentist will be able to thoroughly assess your individual situation and let you know what type of treatment you will need to feel better.
At our dental practice, Steven Rubin, you will be able to receive treatment for many different types of dental problems. Dr. Rubin is a general dentist who specializes in family, cosmetic and implant dentistry. If it is determined that your tooth is infected or damaged in the interior, you may need root canal therapy to save the tooth. Root canal therapy, by our Bensonhurst dentist, is effective in saving the tooth in almost 90% of cases. Once he has had a chance to review your individual situation, he will be able to let you know if root canal therapy is indicated, how long the root canal therapy should take – will it needs to take place over one or two sessions, and what are the chances that your tooth will be saved by this type of treatment.
During root canal therapy, our Bensonhurst dentist will gain access to the center of the tooth. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and sealed, and the root canal system will be cleaned and sealed as well, so that no bacteria can reenter the tooth. Oftentimes, a tooth will need to have a porcelain crown after root canal therapy to strengthen and protect the tooth. When a tooth is infected and needs root canal treatment, it will not be able to get better unless it receives this treatment. If root canal treatment is not received, the tooth will only become more infected until it eventually falls out on its own. This is never a good way to go since it can be dangerous to your dental and overall health to leave and infected tooth in your mouth. Patients are able to have a root canal therapy at our office while they remain in total comfort thanks to modern dental anesthesia. For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding your tooth pain, or any dental concern, contact us today.