Many people associate the root canal with pain, but this is not the case at Broadway Mall Dental Center. We use the latest techniques and technology to perform comprehensive yet pain-free root canals in Hicksville, NY. Through our work, we help patients as you return to their regular activities and schedules without the pain and discomfort of a damaged tooth.
Root canals are procedures performed by a dental specialist called an endodontist. The endodontist spends extra years studying everything there is to know about the interior soft pulp of the teeth. They are then qualified to perform treatments designed to treat and restore the pulp and nerves when something becomes infected or damaged.
A root canal is necessary when the interior of a tooth is infected beyond the point of repair. Our endodontist drills into the tooth and removes the infected tissue to stop pain and suffering. The interior is then sanitized and filled with gutta-percha, a substance similar to basic dental enamel.
In the end, your damaged tooth is covered with a crown so you can bite and chew like normal.
Root canals are considered a last resort for patients. As dentists, we do everything possible to ensure you are able to maintain your natural teeth. Unfortunately, damage and decay can wear away at the interior pulp, leading to painful infections.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, we strongly recommend visiting our office in Hicksville, NY for a consultation and exam:
These are signs the tooth has been damaged and might have an internal infection.
At Broadway Mall Dental Center, we apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during treatment. Most patients do not require full sedation unless they experience intense anxiety or fear during regular dental treatment.
If you would like to discuss sedation before treatment, please call our office prior to your appointment.