Preserve Your Natural Teeth with Painless Root Canal Therapy

Elevation Dental Studio understands nothing is quite like your natural teeth, so we do everything possible to preserve them. One way we save your teeth is with root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) in Mount Vernon, New York. This restorative dental treatment treats badly decayed or damaged teeth to relieve pain and spare your tooth from extraction.

Why you may need a root canal

Your tooth is layered like an onion. The top layer is the enamel that protects your tooth from injury, extreme temperature, and infections. Beneath the enamel is the dentin that forms the bulk of the tooth. The centermost part of the tooth is the dental pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. 

When you have a cracked tooth, decay, or faulty dental work, harmful bacteria may infiltrate the enamel and dentin into the pulp chamber. Bad bacteria inflame the pulp chamber and often cause excruciating pain and other symptoms like sensitivity, tooth discoloration, and swollen gums. 

When your tooth is infected, the infection can’t be cured with antibiotics. The only option is to remove the diseased tissues with a root canal. Failure to treat your tooth with a root canal leaves extraction as the only viable treatment. Tooth extraction may seem like the easier option for treating an infected tooth, but it’s costly in the long run when you think about tooth replacement.  

How we perform painless root canals in Mt Vernon, New York

You may have heard root canals are painful, but this notion will change when you have one in our office. We use local anesthetics and light-touch modern techniques to administer painless root canals. Many patients report that our root canal treatment is no more painful than a cavity filling, only lengthier. 

Once you are comfortable, a root canal involves the easy steps below.

  • Isolating your tooth to avoid saliva contamination.
  • Creating an access hole at the top of the tooth.
  • Using the hole made to remove the diseased tissues from the pulp chamber and root canals.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the empty chamber and canals to kill all traces of bacteria.
  • Filling and sealing the tooth with gutta-percha.
  • Sealing the tooth with a dental filling.
  • Reinforcing the tooth with a natural-looking dental crown.

Save your tooth with a root canal

There’s no reason to fear root canal therapy. The procedure is painless and presents a safe and effective option to save your troubled tooth. To save an infected tooth in Mt Vernon, NY, call (914) 252-3238 to schedule an appointment with Dr. MitzAnn Edmond.