Root canals can help prevent the loss of a deeply damaged tooth. The experienced dentists at BMW Dental in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Eastchester and Inwood, New York, are highly regarded as top-ranking providers of root canal therapy for patients throughout New York. They offer the most advanced techniques for superior results. Call the office nearest you to find out more about root canals. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your next appointment.


Root Canal

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal treats the area where the decay is located in the central portion of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues that keep your teeth healthy. Though the principles of treatment are similar to a regular filling for a surface level cavity, because of its location, the pulp is treated with special techniques and instruments. The decayed, damaged tissue is removed from inside the tooth and then sealed to avoid removal.

What happens during a root canal procedure?

The skilled team at BMW Dental uses state-of-the-art equipment to remove infection and fill canals. They will start by numbing the tooth and surrounding tissue. 

Then they will remove the decayed or damaged pulp and carefully clean the surrounding area with special instruments. After the area has been cleaned, a sealant and filler will be applied to close the canal and help strengthen the tooth. 

Lastly, a crown will be installed on top of the damaged tooth to provide additional strength and stability. Following the procedure, an BMW Dental team member may recommend over-the-counter medications to ease any pain or discomfort. 

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Deep decay, multiple dental procedures, or a cracked/broken tooth can cause infections and inflammation of the pulp. In most cases, individuals will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • Ongoing sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Tenderness to touch or chewing
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swelling or drainage of tissues around the tooth
  • Tenderness in lymph nodes near the affected tooth

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Tuesday:

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