Root Canals

Root canals have gotten a bad reputation for being a terrible dental procedure. Many people even think it means your tooth has to be removed, which is incorrect. In reality, root canals typically don’t have to be painful. Here’s a quick breakdown of what happens during a root canal:

• Inside the tooth is a soft tissue called the “pulp” which contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue.

• If this tissue becomes inflamed or infected it can cause extreme pain and infection and, in advanced cases, lead to the loss of the tooth.

•  This can be easily be treated by removing the dead or damaged nerve, a process called a root canal treatment.

• After a root canal treatment the tooth will need a restorative procedure depending on the severity of the case. This can mean either a simple filling, or in some cases a post and crown for the tooth.

Alex Gause DDS

133 E 58th Street,

Suite 808,

New York, NY 10022

Phone. 646-705-5020