It wasn’t all that long ago when the words “root canal” comprised the three most anxiety producing syllables that could be spoken by a dentist. If you have always thought that this essential procedure is something to be afraid of, we at Commack Dental Associates have some encouraging news to pass along: the advancements that have been made in both technique and equipment used now make the treatment virtually painless. Most patients report little to no discomfort at all. And that’s a good thing, because without the procedure, you would end up losing a tooth unnecessarily.
Our Commack root canal is performed in one or more sessions, which depends on how many canals the tooth has. First you will be numbed with local anesthesia. The object is to remove the pulp inside your tooth, which has become infected, along with the nerve adjacent to it. The next step is to clean and disinfect the canals. Finally, the canals are sealed off, making future infections less likely. If you will need to come back for the treatment to be completed, our dentist places a temporary crown over the tooth. Doing so keeps it protected in the time between visits. After our Commack root canal is finished, time is given for the tooth to heal, after which impressions are taken for the formation of a permanent crown. When the dental lab has it ready, you will return to our office to have it cemented to your tooth. From that point on, your tooth will be just as strong an durable as any other tooth. Success is achieve in at least 90% of cases, and you will avoid the trouble and cost of losing a tooth and having to replace it.
To schedule an appointment for our Commack root canal, please reach out to our office.