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

Urgent Care Dentist Farmingdale

Emergencies are usually unexpected. When a sudden dental emergency occurs, you want to be able to know where to go for fast treatment. You also want to be sure that the dentist is able to restore the tooth or jaw – if possible. You can find an urgent care dentist Farmingdale at Global Family Dental in Farmingdale, NY.

Ready to Help

The dentists at Global Family Dental are able to help you get the urgent care you need. They know what needs to be done to be able to save the tooth or teeth (when possible) and to restore your smile. In some cases, a tooth may be badly damaged and cannot be saved.

When you need an urgent care dentist Farmingdale, our dentists are equipped and will seek to save a tooth when possible. They will evaluate the condition of the jaw, possible damage to neighboring teeth, and other factors.

Tips for Dental Emergencies

  • Knocked-out Tooth– When a tooth is knocked out, try to pick it up without touching the roots. If dirty, rinse gently in water. If possible, try to replace it in its socket but do not force it. Keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk, or hold it between the gums and cheek. It is important to try and get to a dentist right away.
  • Child’s Knocked Out Tooth– If the tooth is a baby tooth, do not try and replant it. Let the dentist decide. Sometimes replanting it can damage the tooth underneath. Follow the general steps above.
  • Cracked Tooth– When a tooth is cracked, you need to rinse your mouth out with warm water. This will help clean the area of bacteria and food particles to help prevent infection. Place a cold compress on the cheek to reduce possible swelling.
  • Broken Jaw– Place cold compresses to help control swelling. See a dentist or doctor immediately.
  • Toothache– Rinse out your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to try and remove any food particles that may be caught between your teeth. If that does not help, see a dentist soon.

Replace Missing Teeth

If an accident of some kind knocks out teeth, the dentists at Global Family Dental are able to restore them. We can provide you with dental implants, which are the newest and best way to replace teeth that have been lost. They provide you with a permanent solution and they look like your natural teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

In some cases, you may need cosmetic dentistry to restore your teeth to look good. We are able to provide many options in the way of cosmetic dentistry to repair and make your teeth look good.

Our dentists can restore your smile with several options in cosmetic dentistry. The options include:

  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dental veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign

The Global Family Dental office has an urgent care dentist Farmingdale who can help you when you have a dental emergency. Because we have multiple staff, we can see you quickly and evaluate your condition and then treat it as necessary. We accept most dental insurance plans and will be glad to help you.

 

Urgent Care Dentist Farmingdale

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