Ridgewood NY Endodontist
Here at the office of expert Dr. Dennis Block, the top Ridgewood NY endodontist
, by far the most common service that we provide is root canal therapy. For some patients, just the words “root canal therapy” leave them shaking in fear, but we are here to dispel those myths about this truly helpful and worthwhile procedure. Root canal therapy is by no means any extra painful or frightening than any other restorative dental procedure. In fact, for many people root canal therapy helps them save a ton of money, as well as save their natural teeth rather than having them extracted and replaced! The most common reason that our Ridgewood NY endodontist
will use root canal therapy is if you have a tooth with an infected pulp. Many people do not know this, but at the center of each of your teeth there is a conglomeration of soft tissue that is known as the pulp of the tooth. When you have a tooth that is significantly decayed, or if it is broken or damaged in some way, then the pulp can easily be exposed to and therefore infected by the various bacteria that are present within your mouth at any given time. If a pulp infection does occur, some symptoms you might experience include: moderate to severe tooth pain in the infected tooth, higher pain levels while biting down or chewing, increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and a gradual darkening of the tooth that is infected. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with our Ridgewood NY endodontist as soon as possible. Neglecting to get the treatment you need can lead to a need for extraction rather than saving the tooth through root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, Dr. Block will remove the infected pulp, sanitize the area, and then seal up the tooth to prevent future infections.
If you would like to learn more about how our Ridgewood NY endodontist
can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you visit Dr. Dennis Block’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like addressed in further depth, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. You can reach u either by phone or online.
Patient Friendly Dental
67-13 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood, New York 11385
By Patient Friendly Dental
May 22, 2015