Root Canals

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Hudson Dental Arts

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in Hudson, NY

Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit the skilled dental team at Hudson Dental Arts. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced dental team than Hudson Dental Arts in Hudson, New York. The team performs root canal procedures all the time. If you have any hesitations about getting a root canal, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online.

Root Canals Q & A

Why might I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental treatment that saves and repairs an infected tooth. When the inside of your tooth is severely infected or decayed, one of the expert dentists at Hudson Dental Arts extracts any dying or dead tissue and bacteria from the tooth's interior. Doing so lets them get rid of your pain and preserve your tooth.

How can the root of a tooth become infected?

Tissue and roots inside of your teeth can get infected with bacteria due to injury to the tooth or from a cavity that remains untreated for too long. If you don’t get to a dentist in time, the infected tissue can reach the pulp or root of your tooth. This can cause a host of other problems if the infection spreads any further, so be sure to seek treatment.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. Some typical symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness while chewing
  • Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • A bump on your gum like a small pimple

What is the procedure for a root canal?

One of the highly trained dentists at Hudson Dental Arts can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may need X-rays taken so that the full extent of the tooth damage can be evaluated before the root canal is performed.

When it's time for the procedure to begin, one of the dentists at Hudson Dental Arts will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. Every now and then, they stick a small sheet of rubber, or dental dam, around the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. After your tooth gets numbed, the dentist makes a small incision in your tooth to reach the infection inside the root.

Then, your dentist removes the infected and damaged pulp using small files, then washes away any debris from the area with water. Ance all damaged substance is extracted, your dentist will either place a temporary filling on your tooth or seal it for protection until you come back for your permanent crown.

If you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection, call Hudson Dental Arts or schedule a consultation online.

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