A root canal can save your smile.

Root canal therapy is a procedure performed to save and keep a tooth that has become decayed or badly infected. A “root canal” is used to describe the space that is created naturally within the center of the tooth. The soft tissue within the root canal space is called the pulp or the nerve.

This pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and tissue. If this has become inflamed, or worse, infected, you may be a candidate for a root canal. To assess if you need a root canal, Dr. Oyangen will either take a traditional x-ray or use our C.B.C.T. 3-D scanner to examine the shape of the tooth canals and roots. The dentist’s goal during root canal therapy is to disinfect the canal and fill the area with an antibacterial material while maintaining as much tooth structure as possible.

If you have been suffering from dental problems and think a root canal may be the solution, we ask that you call our dental office in Schenectady, NY for an appointment.

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What symptoms suggest you may need a root canal?

If you exhibit two or more of the following, you may be a candidate for root canal therapy.

  • Prolonged severe toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swelling and pain in the gum area around the tooth
  • Pain when applying pressure
  • Deep discoloring of the tooth that cannot be removed by routine brushing
  • A tooth that has increased mobility

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Advantages of saving your tooth with root canal therapy:

  • Enables more efficient chewing
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
  • Can give you a more natural appearance
  • Restores normal biting force and sensation

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