Root Canal Treatment – New York City, NY

A Solution for Your Tooth Pain

Five smiling experts in root canal treatment in New York City

Many people are nervous when they’re told that they need a root canal because they’re afraid that it will hurt. But in reality, the procedure itself causes very little – if any – discomfort; in fact, it will help put a stop to any pain you might be suffering from as a result of a tooth infection. Do you suspect that you might need root canal treatment in New York City for a persistent toothache? Give our team at JC Endodontics Root Canal Specialists a call today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose JC Endodontics Root Canal Specialists for Root Canal Treatment?

  • Easy, Virtually Pain-Free Endodontic Care
  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Team of Skilled Endodontists

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Young woman smiling right before root canal treatment

Root canal treatment may be necessary if the pulp inside your tooth has become inflamed or infected. Dental pulp is filled with blood vessels and nerves; it’s usually protected by the outer layers of the tooth, but if harmful bacteria manage to reach it, the resulting infection can be very painful.

You might need a root canal if:

  • Your tooth is in severe pain.
  • There is a bump on the gums near the tooth.
  • The tooth in question is sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • The gums around the tooth have become swollen or darkened.
  • The tooth is chipped or cracked.

The Root Canal Process

Model of tooth showing the root canals and nerves inside of it

A rubber dam will be placed to keep the area dry during the root canal treatment. A small hole will be made in the tooth so that we can access and remove the pulp. After taking out the infected tissue, we will thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth to make sure no harmful bacteria are left behind. The empty space will then be filled with a biocompatible material, and a crown will be placed to protect the treated tooth. There’s no need to worry about discomfort during this procedure; we’ll use a local anesthetic to make sure that your mouth stays numb the entire time.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Young woman in dental chair smiling at her dentist

By removing the infected pulp, we can save the tooth from needing to be extracted. The root canal procedure will also prevent the infection from spreading to the neighboring teeth. Thanks to modern techniques and technology, root canal treatment is virtually pain-free. And once we’ve placed a new dental crown, the tooth will be able to function normally again, meaning you can still use it to speak at important events or chew all of your favorite foods.