Bethlehem Town Family Dental
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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a tooth-saving procedure performed under local anesthesia.

If you have a toothache or increasing tooth sensitivity, we encourage you to contact our Glenmont, NY, dental office to arrange an emergency dental visit. Left untreated, root infection pain will only increase, as will the swelling. Without intervention from your dentist, you risk losing the infected tooth.

How We Perform Root Canal Treatment in Glenmont

If your dentist assesses your tooth and finds a root infection, we treat it immediately. First, we anesthetize the area around your tooth, so you’ll not feel pain. Then your dentist removes the infected tooth pulp and tissues from the canal. We finish by rinsing the canal and filling it temporarily. These final steps promote healing.

You return to our dental office in about two weeks for a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown. For advanced root infections, we recommend a dental crown to compensate for the damage caused by your infection. The crown reinstates stability and protects the tooth from future damage.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Glenmont, NY

If you have a toothache with swelling, it’s crucial to contact our dental office as soon as possible. With root canal treatment, we can save your tooth and eliminate the pain! And remember to ask about our Dental Savings Plan.

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