Often simply called a root canal, root canal treatment is a common endodontic procedure. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in treating the inner portion of your tooth, which holds dental pulp, tooth nerves, and other important tissues. At Foster Dental, we offer gentle root canal treatment to stop infections from destroying your teeth and damaging your smile. While many people fear coming in for root canal treatment, our caring dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster, ensures you are well taken care of and as comfortable as possible.
A root canal in Brooklyn, New York, begins with local anesthesia and sedation to relax you and numb the surrounding area. Then, we carefully remove all portions of your tooth enamel and inner tooth that are infected or damaged. The area is thoroughly sanitized and a rubber-like material called gutta-percha is placed inside of your tooth to restore its strength and structural integrity. To complete the root canal treatment, we will seal off the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity, you may be in need of root canal treatment. Do not suffer a moment longer; call us at Foster Dental for instructions on how to manage the pain and to schedule your appointment.