July 1, 2018

Illustration Of Root Canal TreatmentTooth pain can be excruciating, especially if it occurs in the root. The root is the portion of the tooth that contains sensitive pulp. The outer structure of the tooth is designed to prevent bacteria from entering the sensitive inner tooth. Unfortunately, it can’t do its job well if it becomes compromised in any way. If the outer tooth gets cracked, chipped or develops decay, bacteria can enter the root of the tooth and cause infection. When this happens, a root canal treatment in White Plains, NY or Mt. Kisco, NY may be recommended by your endodontists, Dr. Kolnick, Dr. Diamond, Dr. Hope, or Dr. Svetcov at Advanced Endodontics of West Chester to remove the infection without removing the entire tooth structure.

How To Tell if You Need a Root Canal

The following symptoms are good indications that the root of your tooth is infected and needs treatment:

  • Tooth discoloration (darkening)
  • Tenderness and/or swelling in the gum tissue
  • Severe toothache, especially when pressure is applied to the tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to extreme temperatures
  • A pimple-like growth on the gums

If you experience any of root canal symptoms, it’s time to schedule an endodontist appointment. The sooner you receive treatment for an infected root, the better. If treatment is not received, the infection will likely cause increased pain and could even cause illness, fatigue and loss of oral bone tissue.

Benefits of a Root Canal

Having root canal can seem scary, but it’s associated with a variety of benefits. Some of the most notable include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Visually appealing result
  • Cost-effective treatment

Once your endodontist cleans the infected pulp out of your tooth, you’ll no longer experience the stabbing or throbbing pains the infection caused. While the inside of your tooth will no longer be alive after the procedure, the visible portion above the gum line will be restored to create a visually appealing result. A root canal is a cost effective treatment that is usually less expensive than tooth extraction and bridge or implant placement.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing oral pain due to an infected tooth root, we want to help. Schedule your appointment with White Plains, NY and Mt. Kisco NY endodontists Drs. Justin Kolnick, Kara Diamond, Keith Hope, or Spencer Svetcov by calling Advanced Endodontics of Westchester at (914) 750-4033 for our White Plains, NY office or at (914) 750-4034 for our Mt. Kisco, NY office today!



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