Root Canal Treatment
Do you dread the thought of having a root canal? Most people do, primarily because they worry that the procedure will hurt. This is a common misconception, but it couldn’t be further from the truth; root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it.
The myth persists, but Dr. Andriy Krayniy and Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman want you to know that modern dentistry has evolved, bringing with it many improvements. Today, even procedures like root canals that used to cause the most anxiety are safer, more effective, and more comfortable than ever.
With decades of combined experience, our NYC dentists have earned a reputation for being calm, skilled, and compassionate practitioners who deliver the highest quality of safe, comfortable dentistry, including stress-free root canals.
Why We Recommend a Root Canal
If you experience dental decay, a cracked tooth, or trauma, and it reaches the inside of your tooth, you can develop an infection and severe tooth pain. During this procedure, Dr. Krayniy removes the diseased tissue and infection and relieves your tooth pain.
Symptoms of an Infected Tooth
It’s crucial to seek treatment for an infected tooth as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can make the difference between saving and losing the tooth, and an untreated tooth infection can quickly become deadly.
Any of the following symptoms could point to a root canal infection.
- Toothache ranging from mild to severe
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Lingering pain with hot and cold temperatures
- A raised white bump on your gums
- An awful taste in your mouth
If you experience any of these infected root canal symptoms, call our Midtown Manhattan dental office right away, so we can treat you as soon as possible. Without treatment, the infection will become more painful and damage the tooth to the extent that we need to remove it.
Your Stress-Free Root Canal
We know how stressful the thought of having a root canal is for many people. From the moment you walk through our doors, we make your comfort and well-being our priority. Our friendly team will welcome you warmly when you arrive. We’ll show you back to your treatment room and get you settled with a pillow and blanket.
Dr. Krayniy or Dr. Zimmerman will greet you and explain the process and what to expect, giving you as much or as little information as you want. We will numb the infected tooth, and if you are in pain, you’ll feel immediate relief. You won’t feel any pain during your procedure, but we do offer nitrous oxide or “laughing gas,” which is mild sedation that takes the edge off of any lingering anxiety.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
Once we are confident that your mouth is numb, Dr. Krayniy opens a small hole in your tooth to access the infected material deep within. Using specialized instruments, he methodically clears away the infection, disinfects the tooth, and packs the space with a rubber-like material. The final step is to place a temporary filling on the tooth to protect it while it heals for about two weeks.
We’ll then see you for a return visit to check the tooth and either place a final filling or dental crown on the tooth to reinforce and protect it.
Don’t Postpone a Root Canal – We Can Help You!
Our patients who have had a root canal with us tell us it’s the most comfortable they have ever experienced. If you are currently in pain, we can perform emergency root canals at our Midtown Manhattan dental office, so call us right away so we can provide the treatment and relief you need.