Root Canal Treatment in Brooklyn

Woman smiling in dental chairInflammation of the nervous tissue of the tooth is typically caused by a lesion from a cavity. As the cavity worsens and enamel is destroyed, bacteria penetrate the tooth, causing inflammation, pain, and discomfort to the patient. Since the bacteria destroy the tooth and its defense system, our bodies cannot heal the problem. The only solution is to get rid of the diseased tissue.

A root canal may be necessary if a tooth has decayed past the point where a filling can be used to restore it. It involves extracting nerves from the tooth, cleaning and shaping the cavity, and placing fillers to prevent bacteria from entering the nervous system. Although it is an invasive procedure, root canals tend to have very high success rates.

Plotting the Best Course of Care

Some reasons you might need a root canal include

  • Spontaneous pain even when you’re not eating or drinking
  • Nighttime pain (nocturnal pain)
  • Discolored and darkened teeth
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Extreme sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Gum swelling
  • Dead or dying nerves
  • An abscess

At Aesthetic Dental, our endodontist does a thorough examination of the oral cavity and a survey of the patient’s health to determine what medical or surgical care is needed. We use X-rays to establish the number of canals that must be addressed. Based on the results, we select the process that will provide the best outcome for the patient.

It may be possible to preserve the entire pulp or at least part of it with therapeutic methods in the initial stages of the inflammation. We place medication in the cavity and fill the tooth or use a special bandage with antibiotics that can permeate the infected tissues through the dentin.

If surgical intervention is deemed necessary, the patient’s comfort becomes our top priority. We discuss the available sedation options and choose the one that best fits their needs.

After Your Procedure—The Next Steps

Unfortunately, in many root canal procedures, the tooth loses a significant amount of dental tissue. The tooth becomes fragile, and our dentist must address the issue of tooth restoration. The specialists at Aesthetic Dental restore the tooth’s shape after root canal therapy by using tooth-colored composite fillings, pins, or crowns.

Patients may have a toothache after their procedure. The pain typically disappears within three days, provided the doctor’s instructions are followed. If the pain does not go away after three days or the intensity increases, contact us to set up a visit immediately.

Woman eating

To ensure patients receive the best results, we recommend the following:

  • No solid foods—excluding solid foods for some time while healing helps prevent tooth decay
  • Spicy foods—spicy, cold, and hot foods should be avoided for several days until the treated teeth lose their sensitivity
  • Oral Care—patients should practice good oral care by brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing
  • Regular dental maintenance—to keep teeth and gums healthy, check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year are a necessity

Every step of the process will be fully explained before the process begins, ensuring patients are comfortable with the procedure.

Schedule a Visit Today

Contact our practice and schedule your visit to discover if a root canal is necessary. Call us today.


Root Canal Treatment Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY | (718) 389-4266