Relieve your Tooth Pain and Preserve your Natural Tooth with a Root Canal in Nassau County

Root Canal in Nassau County

Enjoying your favorite foods and drinks is impossible if they cause extreme pain to your teeth. When your cavity becomes sensitive to foods and drinks, it should be a signal that it is time to visit the dentist. Oftentimes, however, patients wait too long to seek dental treatment when tooth pain strikes. Consequently, they learn the hard way that putting off a toothache only leads to further damage, which can eventually result in tooth loss. Luckily, a decayed tooth may still be preserved through a root canal. At Nosov Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer root canals to Nassau County in order to save and preserve your natural tooth.

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What is a root canal?

The space within the root of a tooth is called the root canal. This canal holds the nerves which travel into the soft area within the center of the tooth, known as the pulp chamber. When deep decay occurs, the pulp and nerves may become infected, leading to an abscessed tooth and eventual tooth loss. To prevent further build-up of bacteria, the damaged nerve and infected pulp must be removed, ultimately saving the tooth from further decay and preventing the need for extraction.   

What are the signs & symptoms that I might need a root canal?

When you experience tooth pain, it’s important to visit your dentist to avoid further pain and treatments that are more expensive. There are many symptoms associated with an infected tooth that many require a root canal. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Aching in the tooth that is moderate to severe when eating or drinking.
  • Toothache that occurs in the middle of the night
  • Pain or sensitivity when touching, biting, or applying any pressure to the effected tooth.
  • Pimple like pocket of pus or blood on the gum
  • Swelling or tender gums surrounding the tooth
  • Discoloration of the tooth

What can I expect during my root canal?

A root canal is usually performed in 1-2 office visits. Before your root canal, Dr. Nosov will take an x-ray of your tooth to spot the specific location of the infection within the roots. During the root canal procedure, Dr. Nosov will drill a hole into the tooth through which all of the decay and damaged nerve is removed. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed with a filling, and in most instances, may require a crown to ensure full restoration.

How do I learn more about Root Canal in Nassau County?

Julia Nosov D.D.S., Michael Nosov, D.D.S., and the Nosov Cosmetic Dentistry staff welcome any questions patients may have about their root canal in Nassau County. Contact our Long Island office at 516.826.3300, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.