Peyser performs root canals at his practice on the upper westside in NYC. If you are having a dental root canal emergency feel free to give us a call right away at 212-769-0866.
If you have a tooth that is cracked, damaged or decayed, a root canal can stop further damage and save your tooth. You want to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, and root canal therapy can help you do just that. Each year, millions of people receive this common treatment, which is performed by a dentist.
If a tooth is painful, discolored, sensitive to cold and hot, or your gums are very tender, these are signs a tooth may be infected. This can happen if a cavity has grown very deep or the tooth is cracked or broken. When that happens, bacteria infect the soft tissue inside your tooth, where antibiotics can’t reach. Dr. Peyser is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating the soft tissue, or pulp, inside a tooth, which consists of nerves and blood vessels. This tissue extends down to the tooth’s roots.
Dr. Peysers goal is to restore your natural tooth.
Examining your teeth, jaw, gums, and mouth to determine the extent of the problem and recommend what treatment is needed. Root canal therapy is usually performed under a local anesthetic. In general, this involves removing the infected pulp inside of your tooth chamber and root canal. The area is then carefully cleaned, medicated and permanently sealed. Your dentist may need to restore your tooth with a permanent crown so that it looks and feels completely natural. Problems that require root canal therapy can’t be put off, so if you are experiencing the symptoms described earlier, call us today for an appointment. We offer a number of flexible payment options. We accept many dental insurance plans, and special programs are available for patients without insurance.
Toothache Pain Happens
A “toothache” is pain typically around a tooth, teeth or jaws. In most instances, toothaches are caused by a dental problem, such as a dental cavity, a cracked or fractured tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. Sometimes diseases of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint), or spasms of the muscles used for chewing can cause toothache like symptoms. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. It can be a dull ache or intense. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by thermal foods and liquids which are cold or hot. A thorough oral examination, proper tooth testing and evaluation, along with appropriate dental x-rays, can help determine the cause. What we want to know is whether the toothache is really coming from a tooth or somewhere else.