Manhattan root canals

Root Canals in Manhattan

No one wants to get a root canal, especially from a doctor they’ve never met before. Thankfully, our patients never experience this problem because Manhattan dentist Dr. Chavez performs root canals right in our Midtown Manhattan office. So, while you may have to have a root canal, you already know and are comfortable with the staff who will be working on your tooth. 

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures performed – over 15 million a year in the USA alone. A root canal can often save your tooth from extraction, preventing the need for bridges or dental implants.

A root canal is performed when there is an infection or inflammation in the roots of a tooth. If you have any of the following symptoms, please call our Manhattan office immediately: 

  • Persistent tooth pain – can be felt in the tooth itself, the jaw, face, or even in other teeth.
  • Tooth discoloration – the tooth may appear grayish black 
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold – a dull ache or sharp pain when eating or drinking something cold or hot is a sign that the nerves and blood vessels in your tooth are infected. 
  • Painful to touch – a tooth sensitive to physical touch should be examined immediately.
  • Swollen gums – Swelling of your gums around the infected tooth may come and go, but it is a sign that you may need a root canal. The swollen gums may or may not be sensitive to touch. 
  • Chipped or cracked tooth – If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, see Dr. Chavez immediately! A timely appointment may mean the difference between needing a root canal or not. 
  • Wiggly tooth – Adult teeth should not move. Period. 

The sooner a root canal is performed, the quicker your pain is gone! Please do not delay an appointment for fear of pain – you’re only prolonging the discomfort you’re currently feeling. Call our dental office in Midtown Manhattan today if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. 

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