Expert Treatment for Root Canals in Orange & Meriden
Endodontics is a field of dentistry concerned with the pulp within the teeth. When this pulp becomes infected, it necessitates a root canal. Although root canals have a bad reputation, they are a vital treatment performed by New England Dental Health Services PC in Orange to prevent the tooth getting pulled completely. Teeth extractions become necessary when the tooth is too infected to warrant a root canal, so the entire tooth structure needs to be removed. A tooth extraction is typically reserved as a last resort.
There are numerous symptoms that indicate you require a root canal. There will be a sharp pain coming from the tooth as well as increased sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures. The tooth may be discolored. Other signs include swelling in the gums and the formation of an abscess.
Pulling a tooth becomes necessary when an infection is so severe that there is no other way to treat it. The tooth simply needs to be removed before the infection spreads to the other teeth and oral structures. Before a dentist pulls a tooth, anesthetic is applied to help you maintain your comfort throughout the procedure. The tooth is slowly rocked out of place, or in some circumstances, the tooth needs to be sectioned off and removed in pieces. Immediately after an extraction, dentures are put into place during the same appointment. Your dentist will tell you the steps to take to care of your new dentures.
Call Us if You Are Experiencing Tooth Pain
We serve patients from all over the area, including Orange, Meriden, Wallingford, Durham, West Haven, Milford, Woodbridge and Cheshire. To schedule an appointment, all you need to do is call us at 203-799-3311 for Orange or 203-238-7968 for Meriden.