Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Getting Ready for a Root Canal

Have you ever had a root canal in New York? If not, you may not know what to expect when your dentist recommends this procedure to take care of infected or dead pulp tissue. This guide can help you prepare for a root canal treatment:

Talking to Your Dentist

Patients start the root canal treatment process by meeting with their dentists. If you have noticed any pain, achiness, or other unusual symptoms around any teeth, it is a good idea to contact your dentist and get to the root of the problem. Your dentist will ask questions and inspect the tooth and surrounding gum tissue. He will remove tooth decay from the trouble area. Next, he will decide whether or not root canal therapy is a good option. If it is, you will schedule an appointment for the procedure.

Getting Root Canal Treatment

The actual root canal treatment will take place during your second appointment. Your dentist will administer anesthesia to numb the tooth and gum tissue before placing a dental dam over the tooth in question to shelter the remaining teeth. A drill is used to create a small hole in the tooth so the dentist can remove the infected or dead pulp tissue that is causing pain and discomfort. Your dentist will clean out the tooth before placing a root canal filling inside to restore the tooth’s strength and keep your smile as healthy and functional as possible.

Recovering After the Procedure

When the procedure is complete, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics or other medication to help the healing process. It is important to take all medication as prescribed by your dentist to ensure that your tooth and gum tissue heals fully and properly. You may need to come back for another appointment to place a filling or crown over the newly-filled tooth.

Dr. Charles Marks can help you learn more about root canals and other general, preventative, and restorative dentistry procedures. Contact us at (929) 252-9659 to get more facts or to schedule your first appointment.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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