Your Astoria Dentist Explains The Truth About Root Canals

What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment

At our Astoria dental office, we believe that patient education is an important part of encouraging your best dental health. The more you know about dental procedures, the less anxiety and fear you may have about receiving the dental treatment you need. Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz will explain the truth about root canal treatment so that you can feel relaxed in the dental chair.

Myth: Root Canals Hurt

Truth: This myth most likely originated from an era before modern medicine and local anesthesia were readily available. Today, root canals are about as uncomfortable as a simple filling. Your Astoria dentist, Dr. Leibowitz will take great care to help you feel relaxed and completely safe. He will also explain the procedure to you beforehand and answer any of your questions. Then, using local anesthesia, he will numb the treatment site.

Ironically, the purpose of a root canal procedure is to literally remove pain. Root canal treatment removes damaged nerves from the tooth halting the infection from spreading and eliminating painful toothache.

Myth: Root Canals Are Not Necessary

Truth: Once decay has breached the inside of the tooth, only professional dental care can remove the infection and prevent further damage. When cavities reach the pulp center, the infection travels down the root of the tooth and eventually into the jawbone, creating abscess. This severely painful dental condition can be prevented with endodontic treatment from your gentle Astoria dentist.

Root Canal Treatment in Astoria

If you have a toothache, do not wait for the infection to lead to an abscessed tooth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz to discuss your options for restoring your dental health. Call our dental office in Astoria at 718-728-8320. We proudly serve patients from Astoria, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and surrounding areas.