If you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in its center, you will need to have a root canal treatment to save the tooth. At Commack Dental Associates you can be seen by one of our expert dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Gregory Kennedy, and receive a root canal in Commack if necessary.
The good news is that root canal treatments are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. So, if our dentist says that your tooth is eligible for root canal treatment, chances are great that it will be able to remain in your mouth for as long as any other tooth. However, after the root canal treatment, you will want to take steps to help ensure that the root canal treatment does not fail. Even with the very best of care, some things can happen that can cause failure of a root canal. Our dentist will most likely let you know that you need to get a dental crown to protect the tooth, shortly after treatment. If this is not done in a timely manner, as recommended by our dentist, bacteria may be able to reenter the tooth, and your root canal in Commack will fail. Other reasons why a root canal treatment can fail are that a seal that has been put over the tooth can develop a crack. Or, a tooth can even get a dental cavity, and infection can reenter the tooth in this manner. Our dentist may want to see you for follow-up visits during which time the tooth will be examined, and x-rays may even be taken to make sure that your tooth and root canal are free of infection. If the root canal treatment does fail, you may be able to have an endodontic retreatment to save the tooth.
For an appointment to come in to our dental practice for a root canal in Commack, and to learn more about having a root canal procedure, contact us today.