Many patients think of pain and discomfort when they think of a root canal. However, dentists make sure that patients feel as comfortable as possible during their root canal treatment. We use local anesthesia and dental sedation for efficient and pain-free root canal procedures. Our team makes sure that patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Additionally, Dr. Frederick Marra and his team provide root canal treatment to patients in Cohoes, NY. Root canals save teeth from eventual extraction. Patients with severe tooth decay may need their teeth removed if the infection compromises the tooth structure. Ultimately, patines who lose their permanent teeth will need dental implants or other restorative treatments to renew their smiles. Root canals preserve the tooth enamel and clean the diseased tissue and blood vessels within the tooth chamber.
What Do Root Canals Treat?
Patients with tooth decay or a dental infection often experience these symptoms:
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Visible pits or holes in the enamel (Cavities)
- Brown, white, or black tooth stains
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Spontaneous or frequent toothaches
Once the infection reaches the inside of the tooth, it needs to be removed to prevent the spread of decay. Patients who do not receive care for their infections or cavities can lose their permanent teeth. Contact our dental practice if you have changes in your oral health and we will help.
The Procedure: Root Canal Treatment in Cohoes, NY
Before root canal treatment, Dr. Marra will take x-rays of your teeth to determine which teeth require treatment. He will schedule a root canal procedure for you to clean out your infected teeth and treat any cavities. Cavities form when harmful bacteria weaken the tooth enamel. Root canal treatments not only fill cavities but remove infected dental pulp. The dental pulp is made up of cells, blood vessels, and nerves within the tooth.
To begin treatment, Dr. Marra will apply a local anesthetic and use sedation so patients do not feel anything during their procedure. Dr. Marra will make a small hole to access the inner tooth chamber. Then, he will remove the infected dental pulp. He will clean and disinfect the tooth chamber. Finally, he will seal the tooth with a dental filling. Dr. Marra uses white fillings made of composite materials. White fillings easily blend in with the appearance of the smile. If you require additional strength for worn or weakened teeth, Dr. Marra can coordinate dental crown treatment. Tooth crowns are caps that cover teeth and create stronger, more even bites.
Treat Tooth Decay Today
Do you have frequent toothaches or tooth sensitivity? Are you looking for a comfortable way to treat cavities and tooth decay? Call the Capital Region Center for Complete Dental Care at (518) 650-1930. If you are a current patient, you can call us at (518) 237-0019. Feel free to request a dental consultation with our team on our website. At your next dental visit, please let us know if you have further questions for us and we will gladly help.