Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that can save a severely damaged or infected tooth. You may require root canal therapy in Albany, New York, if you experience persistent and severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure. This discomfort is often a sign of an infected or inflamed dental pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. Common reasons for needing a root canal include deep decay, trauma, cracked teeth or repeated dental procedures on the same tooth.
Root canal therapy involves several steps, starting with X-rays to assess the extent of the infection. Then Dr. Srinivas Iragavarapu removes the infected pulp, cleans the interior of the tooth and seals it to prevent further infection. Afterward, a crown may be placed to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance.
The primary benefit of root canal therapy is the preservation of your natural tooth. By removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth, you can avoid extraction and its potential consequences, such as shifting teeth and difficulties with chewing. Additionally, root canals alleviate the severe pain caused by dental infections, allowing you to regain comfort and confidence in your smile. Call us at 518-482-1021 to schedule your consultation with our dentist at 1021 Dental and see if root canal therapy is the right treatment for you.