Root Canal Dentist Farmingdale

Every now and then, you may hear some dentist tell you that you need to have a root canal. This is a common dental procedure that is used to save a tooth. Some dentists may be able to do this task, or a special root canal dentist Farmingdale may be needed.

About Root Canals

Teeth can become decayed or damaged to the point where they are almost beyond repair. The tooth may be broken, or much of the crown may be decayed or cracked. Under these circumstances in earlier days, the tooth would simply have been extracted.

Instead of removing the tooth, a root canal dentist Farmingdale at Global family Dental is able to save it through a process called root canal. It involves removing the decay in the crown and removing the pulp and nerves in the tooth. When that is completed and the tooth sterilized, a rubber-like substance called gutta percha is put in its place.

Relieves Pain

Another primary reason to have a root canal is to stop the toothache pain. There is an infection in the tooth, which is why it is considered not savable. Removing the nerve in the tooth takes the infection and the pain away almost immediately, and because there is no more nerve in the tooth, that nerve will not be causing pain. The problem with an infection is that it will spread. This is called an abscess and it is serious – if not treated it could become fatal.

On rare occasion, a root canal may need to be redone. This may be because not all the bacteria in the many canals of the tooth were destroyed, but dentists make every effort to ensure that it is sterile. After sterilizing the canals in the tooth, it is sealed to prevent further infection.

The Crown

The top of the tooth is prepared for a new crown. The crown can be made of any material you choose – gold, porcelain, zirconium, etc., but it will usually need to be made in a lab. A temporary crown will usually be made until the permanent one comes in.

Some dental offices have their own crown milling machine. After scanning your mouth with a digital scanner, the information is sent to the milling machine to make your new tooth. It only takes a few minutes to make your new crown, letting the root canal procedure be completed in just one visit.

The Advantage

A root canal can last for many years and they often do. Instead of losing a tooth and creating a gap in your teeth, or requiring a tooth replacement, saving one of your natural teeth is the better option when it is possible. When you have a gap in your teeth, teeth nearby will slowly move into that space, causing them to misalign. You will also have bone loss under that tooth. A root canal enables your teeth to stay aligned and it will prevent bone loss.

Global Family Dental has a root canal dentist Farmingdale on staff. They specialize in conducting root canal therapy and have done it many times. We have many patients who have had root canals and they are happy with the results. If you have any questions about root canals, feel free to call our office or to set up an appointment.

 

Root Canal Dentist Farmingdale

1037 Fulton Street
Farmingdale NY 11735
(631)977-7171

Farmingdale Dental Office

When you or your family needs to find a dentist near you, you will want to find one that can provide the services you need. Families can have a variety of dental needs, and when a Farmingdale dental office can provide most or even all of them that is even better.

Our Services

The dentists at Global Family Dental provide a wide range of services so that you and your family can enjoy the best dental health. In addition to regular dental checkups and cleanings, we also provide teeth whitening, root canals, fillings, crowns, and a variety of cosmetic dentistry applications. If you need treatment for gum health, we also provide periodontal treatment as needed.

Oral Cancer Screening

A concern that many people have today is getting screened for oral cancer. Although it is rather rare, the number of people getting it is increasing. An oral cancer scan usually takes about a minute and it is conducted quickly during a dental cleaning.

A Children’s Dentist

Children have special needs when it comes to dentistry. Our pediatric dentist loves children and knows how to work with them. Our dentist knows about baby teeth and the special dental needs of children. Fluoride treatments and sealants can be applied to help your children’s teeth have better dental health.

Dental Insurance

There are many dental plans around and we want you to know that our Farmingdale dental office accepts most dental insurance plans. Of course, you may want to call in advance to ensure that your plan is going to be accepted so that you can get the dental care you need.

Cosmetic Dentistry

When you want specialized care for your teeth that will make them look great, our dentists know how to do it. We provide all the services you need to get great teeth, including:

Teeth Whitening

If your teeth are a dingy yellow, we know how to get them white again. Our special chemicals can make them shine much more than what you will get from a store-bought kit. You will notice quite a difference in just one sitting.

Tooth Replacement

If you are missing teeth and would like a complete smile, we have several ways to give you new teeth. We offer crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

Veneers

When you have problems with your teeth and want them to look really good, dental veneers can do it for you. These caps for your teeth can hide many problems, such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, and short teeth.

A less expensive alternative to veneers is cosmetic bonding. This compound is applied to your teeth a layer at a time and then shaped to give you the finish you want. Once the desired look is achieved, it is hardened. This method can give you a new look in just one session with the dentist.

Invisalign

When you want to get your teeth – or a teen’s teeth – straight, the Invisalign method is what you want. This system of aligners is an excellent way to get your teeth straight – invisibly.

The Farmingdale dental office of Global Family Dental can help you and your family members with their dental needs. Our friendly dentists are professionals who want to help your family enjoy the best dental health possible.

 

Farmingdale Dental Office

1037 Fulton Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631)977-7171