Root Canals Specialist

Foster Dental

Anthony H. Foster, DMD

General Dentistry located in Brooklyn, NY

Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed today. At Foster Dental in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Anthony Foster provides safe, comfortable root canal treatment to save and restore teeth that have become infected. In many cases, infection or damage to the pulp of teeth can lead to serious decay or tooth loss. Root canal treatment is often the only solution. To find out if your tooth pain or sensitivity require a root canal, call or schedule a consultation online today.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

When the root of your tooth, or the pulp, becomes infected, it can pose a risk to the health of your tooth. If left untreated, you could even lose your tooth. At Foster Dental, Dr. Foster offers gentle root canal treatment to stop infections from destroying your teeth and damaging your smile.

Root canal treatment involves accessing the inside of your tooth, removing the infected pulp, and sealing your tooth back up, leaving it healthy and strong.

How does a root canal work?

Root canal treatment often begins with local anesthesia and sedation to relax you and numb the surrounding area. Then, Dr. Foster accesses your tooth with a small surgical drill and carefully removes all portions of your tooth enamel and inner tooth that are infected or damaged. He thoroughly sanitizes the treatment area and places a rubber-like material called gutta-percha inside your tooth to restore its strength and structural integrity.

What happens after a root canal?

To complete the root canal treatment, Dr. Foster seals off your tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. This extra measure provides the treated tooth extra protection and stability. Dr. Foster also monitors your progress in the days and weeks after root canal treatment and may schedule a follow-up visit to make sure all signs of infection are gone.

It’s important that you practice excellent oral hygiene on your own after root canal treatment to help ensure your tooth’s continued health. Make sure you continue to brush and floss regularly, and let Dr. Foster know immediately if your treated tooth experiences any renewed pain or complications.

Is a root canal painful?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment gets rid of pain. It doesn’t cause you pain. You come in for root canal treatment when an infected pulp causes you painful symptoms and tooth sensitivity. Dr. Foster also provides anesthesia during root canal treatment to minimize any discomfort and make your procedure as comfortable as possible.

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 or schedule an appointment online, and speak to the office staff to learn how to manage your pain in the meantime.