A healthy smile is a sign of a healthy person, but when you start having issues with your once healthy teeth, the smile is no more. Teeth health is vital and key, but teeth infections tend to come in and destroy them, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Dr. Gandhi is an experienced and skilled medical personnel in the Bronx root canal.

Located conveniently in Bronx, New York, Dr. Gandhi has expert experience in root canal therapy which involves the preservation of teeth that are facing the danger of removal. The therapy ensures that you need not remove teeth but rather preserve them without experiencing any pain. Dr. Gandhi focuses on ensuring that your smile doesn’t fade but remains healthy. The services are always available; one needs to book an appointment with Dr. Gandhi. This can be done online or through a call to give the damaged or infected tooth the help it needs.

What Is a Root Canal?

A normal tooth has three layers: Enamel, Dentin, and Pulp. Pulp is the soft inner part of the tooth that is most affected when one has a damaged tooth, gum infection, or tooth decay. When the tooth is destroyed, and the infection gets to the pulp, it releases dangerous chemicals which eat away the pulp and, ultimately, the tooth chamber.

In severe conditions whereby the infection has not been treated, the infection can easily lead to the destruction of the jaw bone, leading to severe tooth loss.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

After the infection has eaten away the tooth and is getting to the pulp, root canal therapy comes in to save the remaining part of the tooth. The pulp is most important during the early days of tooth development and ceases to function when they mature. As a result, Dr. Gandhi uses root canal therapy to remove the pulp and clean out the infection before it spreads further.

How It Works

Dr. Gandhi uses local anesthesia to numb your gums and the infected tooth during root canal therapy before drilling a hole on the tooth’s center. After doing this, she now can access the infected pulp, which she removes and cleans the tooth to ensure that no tooth debris has been left.

After the process, she uses a dental matter called gutta-percha and seals the drilled hole to avoid any further infections. To protect the operated tooth and reinforce it further, she goes to the patients to use a cup-shaped tooth crown-Porcelain crown.

Signs of an Infected Tooth

The most common symptom of an infected tooth include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial pain
  • Bad breath
  • Facial Swelling
  • Gum inflammation
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Facial swelling

It is always important to visit your dentist at the first sign of tooth infection; this will save you from the pains and may even save you from losing one of your teeth. Don’t let your smile fade away; book an appointment today with Dr. Nishita Gandhi and let her help you protect your smile and teeth. Call her today or book an appointment with her online.