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The term root canal has many negative connotations mostly related to pain. There is no getting around the fact that if you need a root canal, you are already feeling pain. The need to get this done quickly is very important. One painful tooth can bring more infection to other areas including the surrounding teeth.

Why do I need a root canal procedure?

You see your teeth every day when brushing. The hard enamel you clean covers a substance known as dentin. This is covers the softest part of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp contains the root canal that has blood vessels and nerves inside it. That is why when the pulp becomes infected, usually due to a deep cavity, it hurts so much. If the infection is allowed to grow, an abscess can develop and the gums can pass the infection to surrounding teeth causing further damage.

Not only are other teeth in jeopardy, but also there have been cases of untreated root canal infections leading to sepsis and in rare cases death. The use of antibiotics will be part of the treatment process when the pulp of the tooth gets infected. A canal will be made through the tooth to the root canal area to relieve the pressure and pain caused by the infection. This opening allows the Root canal dentist in Staten Island to clean out the area. And when the infection is gone and the canal is filled, a crown will be placed over the tooth that has been saved.

Treatment for root canals in Staten Island is important since any infection can lead to worse consequences than just toothaches. Contact Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio for the best in root canal care.