Root Canal

Serenity Laser Dental PC

Dentistry & Dental Spa located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

When you need a root canal to protect and improve your oral health, you need a capable and experienced team to do the work. Alexander Kirzhner, DDS, and the team at Serenity Laser Dental PC, located in the Bay Ridge, Canarsie, and Marine Park areas of Brooklyn in New York City, have over 30 years of experience using the most up-to-date technology for dental procedures like root canals. To schedule your root canal, call or book an appointment online today.

Root Canal

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a part of the anatomy of your tooth, as well as a procedure used to improve the health of your tooth. The root canal is the hollow space inside your tooth, which houses the tooth's nerve and pulp. The nerve and pulp give feeling to the tooth and cause pain when decay or injury impacts the root canal.  

Typically, a root canal is a term that refers to a dental procedure to remove the nerve and pulp when a tooth is decayed or unhealthy. Your tooth can survive without this material and may be healthier after it's removal. Your dental team fills the space inside the tooth with specialized material that seals and protects the tooth.

Why do I need a root canal? 

If the root, nerve, or pulp of your tooth is injured, infected, or inflamed, you may need a root canal. The team at Serenity Laser Dental PC recommends a root canal if you have dental conditions such as:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Tooth abscess
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Uncontrolled or recurrent infection

By removing the infected material from your tooth, you lower the risk of spreading the infection to the bone, surrounding teeth, or gums. A root canal on one tooth can protect many more teeth, your oral health, and your overall general wellness.

What happens during a root canal?

On the day of your root canal, the Serenity Laser Dental PC team makes sure you are as comfortable as possible. If appropriate, they administer sedation so you experience no pain during your procedure.

The team first numbs the area around your tooth and drills a small hole into the root canal of your tooth. Using laser dentistry techniques, they remove the pulp and nerve from inside your tooth, clean the empty cavity, and fill and seal the tooth.

For most people, a root canal offers relief from pain and discomfort because the nerve causing the pain is gone. In some cases, you may need a crown to protect the tooth further, and may need to return at a later date to complete the process.

If you need a root canal, call or schedule an appointment with Serenity Laser Dental PC today.