Are you having a toothache or noticing gum inflammation around one of your teeth? You may have an infected tooth.
A root canal by Dr. Kevin Trotter can prevent the need for extraction. Best of all, he can complete the entire procedure in one visit.
Our Brooklyn, NY, practice can perform virtually painless root canal therapy to quickly restore your oral health and comfort.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
The pulp in the center of your tooth consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. This pulp can become infected when it comes into contact with bacteria due to a tooth being cracked or developing a deep cavity. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp from within the tooth and root canals (the centers of the tooth roots), and preserving the exterior of the tooth. Without a root canal, tooth extraction would be the only solution.
The good news is that you don't need to visit an endodontist (a dentist specializing in issues affecting dental pulp). Dr. Trotter and his team can perform a root canal safely, with virtually no discomfort, in the span of a single appointment at our office in Brooklyn.
Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection
Pain and DiscomfortYou may have a moderate to severe toothache with lingering or spontaneous pain.
You may have tooth sensitivity triggered by pressure, or when eating hot and cold foods or drinks.
You may feel tenderness or have inflamed gums and swollen cheeks.
Pus or Drainage
A small, recurring pimple may appear on the gums and leak pus.
The infection may cause a bad taste in your mouth, giving you bad breath.
Decay of the tooth's internal tissue can make your tooth look discolored.
What to Expect During Your Root Canal Treatment in Brooklyn
Once we have taken x-rays and confirmed that you have a tooth infection, your procedure will follow these basic steps:
To create a comfortable atmosphere for our patients, we offer Netflix, Pandora, and noise-canceling headphones in each dental suite.
We Utilize CEREC Technology For Same-Day Crowns
In many cases, a crown is needed to protect the tooth following root canal treatment. We can use our state-of-the-art CEREC technology to create a customized, natural-looking crown in the same appointment. This saves you the trouble of having to wear a temporary crown and return to office for a second visit. We are glad to use this technology to make the dental care you need more convenient, affordable, and efficient. Don't worry about getting a referral to an endodontist — our dentist can give your teeth the endodontic care they need and much more at his Brooklyn office.