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Woodmere Dentist

Root canal therapy in Woodmere

Woodmere dentist

Woodmere dentist

Few things are as painful as when tooth decay has reached the root of a tooth and has infected it. If an abscess forms it could become even more painful. It is up to our Woodmere dentist Dr. Kenneth Bergen, DDS to treat the problem. Often when a tooth decays and is infected our doctor will respond with root canal therapy. The term “root canal” can make even the strongest man wince but in reality a root canal in our office is a fairly straightforward procedure that with the advances in anesthesia and root canal technology should cause little or no pain. Our office is equipped with the state-of-the-art in dental equipment and technology and our compassionate professional staff will do their best to make the procedure painless and stress-free.

Root canal therapy is indicated when a tooth’s soft inner core of pulp is infected by decay. This usually happens because debris and bacteria get inside the tooth through a crack or chip in the protective layer of denton. Denton above the gum line is normally protected by the tooth’s enamel and under the gum line by the cementum. The infected pulp can cause severe pain, sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. Our Woodmere dentist drills into the infected tooth root and cleans out the pulp, which is not essential to a fully developed tooth. Once the pulp has been removed the root is sealed so no new infection or decay can re-enter it. Often, a crown to keep it clean and safe from additional infection will then cover the tooth.

In addition to stopping the pain and sensitivity symptoms the root canal therapy is done to save the tooth. Without the procedure the tooth will likely have to be extracted to prevent a serious infection and possible abscess. By doing the root canal therapy our Woodmere dentist has given the tooth a new lease on life and it should remain a strong functional tooth. If you feel any pain or sensitivity in your tooth don’t wait, come into our office and have one of our doctors determine the root of your problem and how best to treat it.

27 E. Hawthorne Ave. ,
Valley Stream, New York 11580
(516) 825-9500

Woodmere Dentist

Root canal therapy in Woodmere

Woodmere dentist

Woodmere dentist

If you have severe tooth pain, or have a tooth that hurts when you eat something that is hot or cold, you may have a damaged tooth that needs root canal therapy. At our dental practice, Kenneth Berger, DDS & Associates, our Woodmere dentist, Dr. Berger, can provide you with excellent and painless root canal therapy.

When the inside of the tooth has infected or damaged pulp, you will need to have root canal therapy in order to restore the tooth to excellent health. If you come to our dental practice with tooth pain, our Woodmere dentist will assess the exact cause of the tooth pain and let you know which type of treatment is necessary to correct it. If the tooth needs to have root canal therapy it is the only way that the tooth can be saved. If this treatment is not performed, the tooth will eventually fall out; it will not get better on its own. The good news is that root canal treatments can now be performed at our dental practice while our patient remains in total comfort. This is due to our use of modern dental techniques, technology, and anesthesia. Root canal treatments are able to save teeth in over 90% of cases. This is excellent news. But it is also important to visit our dentist as soon as possible, since the sooner a needed root canal treatment is performed, the more likely it is to be successful. During a root canal treatment, the damaged or infected pulp is removed from the tooth, and the tooth and root canal systems are thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Once a tooth has fully matured, the pulp is no longer needed, so removing the pulp from the tooth will have no effect on the health of the tooth. There are many causes for pulp damage which can include infection, gum disease, or even tooth trauma. Once infected pulp is removed, the tooth will usually return to good health.

For an appointment to see our Woodmere dentist for root canal treatment, contact us today.

27 E. Hawthorne Ave. ,
Valley Stream, New York 11580
(516) 825-9500