Your mouth can be an incredibly delicate place and it needs to be taken care of properly. It is very important that our teeth and gums are taken care of in every aspect. Our teeth help us eat and speak and our mouths are vital parts of our bodies that can get easily infected. When an infection or decay occurs, immediate action is necessary in order to preserve the wellbeing of your teeth, gums and your entire oral cavity. Even dental and oral procedures can be delicate for this reason, and your New York City oral surgeon, Elliott Ostro DMD, is here to help.
Root canal treatment is a delicate process. A root canal treatment is made necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to advanced tooth decay. This can be very painful and uncomfortable, making eating, speaking or even resting a chore due to discomfort. You may need to have root canal treatment if you are experiencing such discomfort or are experiencing heightened tooth sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods, when air hits the tooth, when pressure is applied and released when biting, as well as any persistent headaches. A root canal treatment involves your New York City oral surgeon removing the infected tooth pulp and any surrounding inflamed tissue. Once the root canal is rid of the infected pulp, it is cleaned out and filled to prevent further infection. While root canal treatment is largely successful, sometimes the treatment does not take and Apicoectomies become necessary. In this procedure, the infected root end is accessed through an opening made in the gums. The inflamed part of the area is removed including the infected root structure. An ultrasonic tool is then used to implement a root end sealing which includes antibacterial elements to keep the area as clean and safe as possible. The wound in the gum is then sutured with dissolvable sutures.
Keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as they can be. You know your mouth is in good hands here with your New York City oral surgeon, Elliot Ostro DMD.