When a tooth is infected, that infection can sometimes spread to the pulp of a tooth. If this happens, the tooth is in danger of further damage and pain. In order to save the tooth, a root canal is oftentimes recommended. A root canal removes the pulp of the tooth and cleans the tooth, removing the damaging infection and decay. The tooth is then filled in and sealed. Root canals are a great treatment option for saving a tooth from extraction and preventing future dental emergencies.
When a root canal is performed by your dentist, sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed and at ease. During a root canal, your dentist will ensure your mouth is numb and free of pain. After the root canal is completed, your mouth may feel numb for some time after the procedure as the medication wears away.
If you are in need of a root canal in Poughkeepsie, NY, call us today! Your dentist will examine your tooth and let you know if a root canal is recommended for treatment. Taking care of your tooth right away can save you from unnecessary tooth pain or a potential dental emergency in the future.