At the offices of Mark Heller, DMD we specialize in dental services like treatment for gum disease, toothaches, and care for patients who need a Great Neck root canal. Root canals are often needed when the root of a tooth has become so damaged that an endodontic procedure is needed to save the surrounding tooth.
Inside the tooth lies a substance called the pulp. It provides the tooth around it with nourishment. If tooth decay damages the pulp, it can cause it to disease and rot. Tooth decay may be a result of gum disease, repetitive dental procedures in one area of the tooth, or damage or trauma to the tooth. Cavities can also form tooth decay, damaging the root and pulp. Our Great Neck root canal is designed to remove the damaged pulp from inside the tooth, clean the tooth out, and seal it with a cap or crown. In this way we prevent the tooth from needing to be extracted. We do perform extractions for impacted wisdom teeth, or when restoration procedures cannot save a tooth. Extractions today are easy and quick, requiring little time in the dentist’s office. General sedatives and anesthetics are administered for pain, making the entire procedure painless. Our office is also experienced in treating gum disease and treatments that help ward off gum disease. Gum disease can result from tooth decay and sometimes infections in the mouth. Toothaches are usually a sign of a more serious condition, one that should be treated immediately.
Gum disease can happen when plaque and tartar buildup, causing pain and soreness to the surrounding gums. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can be aggravated by chewing, hot and cold foods, and swollen gums. If you are experiencing tenderness around the gums and bleeding, visit our offices immediately. A Great Neck root canal may be performed if needed, and if not, we may perform a deep cleaning to help get rid of the gum disease.