Root CanalAn Overview
A root canal is a “life-saving” treatment for a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged or otherwise compromised. By removing the inner pulp of the tooth, a root canal can restore your oral health and alleviate the need for a tooth extraction. When necessary, Dr. Sousa can perform a root canal in the comfort of our Roslyn Heights dental office using the latest techniques for minimal discomfort.
The pulp of the tooth is made up of a collection of nerves, tissue and blood vessels that supply nutrients to the tooth and surrounding tissue, especially important during tooth eruption and development. If damage or infection occurs, the nerves within the pulp signal that something is wrong, causing the toothache and pain often associated with a tooth needing a root canal.
Dr. Sousa will recommend a root canal when possible to avoid the complications of tooth extraction and the need for replacement. The root canal procedure will relieve your pain and discomfort and stabilize your dental health.