The Smile Design Center of Westchester is the best place to go for root canal therapy. The “root canal” is the inner part of the tooth where the pulp (soft inner tissue) and nerves are located. When the tooth is damaged a lot or has decay that affects the pulp you may experience tooth pain. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma to it.
Dr. Sapozhnik can spot early signs of infection during routine examination before the pain begins. His motto is to maintain the health of your natural teeth, so he will only extract teeth when they are severely diseased or decayed. In the case of mild or medium damage or decay, he prefers to save the teeth by performing root canal therapy.
Over the years there have been many advances in materials and techniques which have made the root canal procedure less painful and more effective. When you visit, rest assured that the dentist will save your natural teeth and restore oral health and the beauty of your smile.
Dr. Sapozhnik starts by explaining the root canal process and he will make sure that you are comfortable during the procedure. If you have heard that a root canal procedure is painful, that belongs to the past. In most cases the procedure feels like a dental feeling which is hardly painful. The procedure involves removal of the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting the root canal, then filling and sealing it.
If the tooth is too weak, Dr. Sapozhnik can recommend the use of a dental crown to strengthen the tooth. The crown is custom-made to fit your tooth and match the color of surrounding teeth. This will support the long-term health of your teeth.