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Root Canals

Root Canals services offered in the greater Forest Hills, NY area

If you experience tooth pain or discoloration, see the specialists at Duo Dental Spa in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York City, New York. Oleg Vinson, DDS, Agnessa Vinson, RDH, CLS, and their team offer root canals to restore a damaged tooth and prevent further pain or permanent tooth loss. Schedule a dental exam at Duo Dental Spa by phone or online today.

Root Canals Q&A

What are root canals?

Root canals are restorative dental procedures in which your dentist removes infection and decay from the inside of your tooth. Doing so allows the specialist to fill the inside of the tooth with specialized dental materials to eliminate bacteria, strengthen the tooth, and prevent future problems. The Duo Dental Spa team is highly trained in root canals with years of experience.

What are the signs of an infected or severely decaying tooth?

The symptoms that could indicate you need a root canal include:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Cracked tooth
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Pus in your gumline
  • Pit in your tooth
  • Gum or facial swelling

The earlier you get treated for a toothache, the easier it is to repair. Call the Duo Dental Spa office at the first sign of a problem. 

Is a root canal right for me?

To determine if you need a root canal, a Duo Dental Spa provider examines your teeth and gums. They discuss your medical history and symptoms and take X-rays to obtain an in-depth view of the inside of your tooth. 

If you have minor decay, you may need a filling or same-day crown rather than a root canal. Severe damage may warrant extraction and replacing the damaged tooth with an artificial tooth.

What happens during a root canal?

The first step of a root canal is for your dentist to clean and numb the treatment area. That way, you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. They make a tiny hole in your tooth, remove decay and bacteria from the inside of the tooth, and disinfect it. 

Your dentist then fills the empty space with restorative materials to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further problems. After a root canal, your dentist seals the tooth opening closed and often creates a same-day crown (tooth cap) to place over the top of a newly repaired tooth. 

What can I expect after a root canal?

The treated areas may be tender for a short time after your root canal. It’s important to take good care of your newly restored tooth to prevent future problems or tooth decay in nearby teeth. Clean your teeth after you eat, floss daily, and attend six-month professional teeth cleanings and exams at Duo Dental Spa.

Schedule an appointment at Duo Dental Spa by phone or online today to determine if you need a root canal. 

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