Root Canal Treatment in Massapequa
Jay B. Lubliner, DMD, PLLC provides root canal treatment in Massapequa, NY. Call 516-798-0223 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Root canal treatment can be an important step in saving your tooth – and it can keep you healthy, too
Root canals are most often necessary when decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. When root canal therapy is performed, infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth chamber. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed to limit the possibility of future infection. Soon after the root canal is performed, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or filling to protect the tooth and restore normal tooth function.
FAQs About Root Canal Treatment
How will I know if I need a root canal?
Routine dental visits and cleanings are a great way to catch tooth decay early and reduce the need for a root canal. Or, during this visit, a thorough exam can spot an issue before it begins to cause you pain.
However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should call Jay B. Lubliner, DMD as soon as possible for an appointment.
- A dull toothache
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Increased sensitivity to heat or cold
Does root canal treatment hurt?
Many people get nervous when they hear that they need a root canal. Though, this procedure is becoming as common as filling a cavity. Local anesthesia will be used during the procedure to keep you from feeling any pain or discomfort.
It should be noted that increased sensitivity may occur during the first couple of days of healing after the procedure, but should quickly subside without any further issue.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally, a root canal procedure can last between 30 and 60 minutes. But it should be noted that more complex root canals may take slightly longer.
Keep in mind that two visits are required. The first will take care of the actual root canal treatment, resulting in the tooth being sealed and allowed to heal. A follow-up visit will be to restore the tooth with a crown or filling so that your tooth’s functionality may return to normal.
How long does it take to heal from root canal treatment?
For most patients, recovery after a root canal should typically last a couple of days. There may be slight swelling and chewing may feel funny. But with extra precautions, such as eating soft foods, keeping up with oral hygiene, and reducing swelling, you should feel much like yourself in 2-3 days.
Call 516-798-0223 to schedule your appointment.