When you have a cracked tooth, it exposes the inner part of your tooth, down where the pulp is, to the effects of a bacterial infection. And if that occurs, you will need our Fair Lawn best root canal specialist help here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. because there are two goals that are vital to achieve: one is to relieve your pain, and the other is to save your tooth from having to be removed.
A bacterial infection in the pulp of your tooth will usually lead to you experiencing severe pain when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth. Other symptoms, such as sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, tooth discoloration, and gum tenderness are also possible. Our Fair Lawn best root canal specialist is a highly experienced expert when it comes to doing this type of treatment, so you can rest assured that it will be done without pain for you and that there is a very high rate of success, over 95%. Performing root canal therapy starts with applying a local anesthetic so that you will be numb while it is happening. The tooth is drilled from the top so that our Fair Lawn best root canal specialist can reach the injured pulp and nerve and take them both out. The canals are then cleaned out and sealed to complete the process. How long does this take? With some teeth, it can be completed in one visit. Other teeth, ones with multiple canals, may take more than one session. If so, you will be given a temporary crown in the mean time.
When the entire root canal is done, you will go to see your restorative dentist, who will measure you for a permanent crown; one that will fit you precisely and make your tooth full-sized again. If a cracked tooth, or other cause, has led to you needing endodontic treatment, let our office make an appointment for you to be seen by our Fair Lawn best root canal specialist.