Why Is a Root Canal Necessary?
A root canal in Saratoga Springs, NY
is at times necessary to treat an infected tooth, if such infection has invaded the pulp chamber, or nerve center, of the tooth. If left untreated, the infection - which will not clear up if left alone - could spread to nearby teeth as well as into the jaw bone. Once the infection spreads, a tooth abscess
forms, which is a pocket of bacteria filled pus that gathers underneath the tooth. Usually the development of the infection into an abscess is what causes intense discomfort and pain and may result in the need for a root canal
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal
is used to clean the infection out of a tooth so that the tooth can be saved. During a root canal
, Dr. Moskowitz
thoroughly numbs the area and then opens up the top of the tooth in order to access the infection. The infected pulp tissue is removed and replaced with a safe and effective filling material.