When bacteria get into the roots of your teeth, a root canal procedure tackles the infection and, more importantly, it relieves your pain. At Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist, Eddy Gindi, DMD, routinely performs complete root canal procedures, helping his patients maintain excellent oral health. If you need a root canal, trust the capable hands of Dr. Gindi. Call one of the two locations in Brooklyn, New York, or West Long Branch, New Jersey, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.
A root canal procedure is a traditional treatment that Dr. Gindi provides to save a severely infected or damaged tooth. When bacteria get deep into the roots of your tooth in the area called the root canal, it can cause incredible pain since the root canal is where your nerves are.
By intervening, Dr. Gindi stops the spread of infection and saves your tooth. At the same time, he alleviates the pain that often accompanies a root canal infection. Infections make even the simple act of eating an excruciating experience, depending upon the extent of nerve involvement.
Most root canal infections occur when your tooth is severely damaged, cracked, or there’s been considerable dental work in the area. This damage leaves your roots vulnerable to bacteria getting in and infecting the pulp that fills your root canal.
Before your procedure, Dr. Gindi gives you a local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Once you’re sufficiently numb, Dr. Gindi accesses your root canal to clean out the infected pulp. Once he’s cleaned and disinfected your canal, he fills it with gutta-percha (a rubberlike compound) and seals off the area.
Once your procedure is over, you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort. In fact, you should feel relief since Dr. Gindi removes the infected pulp that’s irritating the nerves.
If the work damages the tooth above your gumline, Dr. Gindi typically caps it with a crown, which looks and functions like your natural tooth. He provides you with a temporary crown while you wait for your custom one to be made at an outside lab. Once your crown is ready, you return for a quick visit, and Dr. Gindi cements the cap into place.
Your new crown shouldn’t affect how you care for your teeth. Brush and floss regularly to keep bacteria at bay and you’ll avoid infections down the road.
If you have a root canal infection, call Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist as soon as possible, or use the online scheduling tool to book a visit.