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Root Canals Can Save Your Teeth

December 27, 2013

shutterstock_160305989Regardless of what you may have heard, root canals get rid of your pain; they do not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be more of an expensive investment down the road if nothing is done. At South Shore Dental Care, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and our very experienced doctors are able help you along that journey!

Having a root canal done not only helps in getting rid of your pain, but it also benefits your teeth. A root canal is performed when there is an infected or decayed tooth, and the decomposition has to be removed before it gets any worse. The doctors commence your root canal by accessing the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to exacerbate. Once the pulp of the tooth is removed, our doctors will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it with a crown to prevent any further corruption. In the end, you’re left feeling refreshed and in better oral health!

When you leave your teeth infected, not only can your mouth get worse, but it can affect you in other areas of your body. By delaying getting a root canal, the bacteria infecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing destruction to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later or it may get worse! If you’re wondering how our team can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Demonstrating a Commitment to Conservative Dentistry with Root Canals

September 12, 2012

No patient wants to hear that they need a root canal. But there’s a reason why doctors like Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman perform them instead of just extracting teeth when they become infected. With a root canal, our South Shore Dental Care team can help you preserve more of natural smile, which will benefit you in the long run.

Tooth Extractions vs. Root Canals

Let’s take a moment to consider these two very different approaches to treating an infected tooth.

A tooth extraction, on the one hand, will help you eliminateinfection and restore your smile to a healthier state. But extracting a tooth also creates a particular complication. With a tooth now missing, you have to replace what you’ve lost to prevent surrounding teeth from repositioning. That means coming back to our Massapequa dental office for a whole other service, like a crown and bridge or a dental implant, which can also help you stave off bone loss.

Now consider the benefits of a root canal from South Shore Dental Care. With a root canal, there’s no missing tooth to replace and no threat of bone loss. Some patients may need to have their tooth capped with a crown, but that tooth and its root are still there, ensuring that your smile’s appearance and functionality aren’t negatively impacted.

Does Your Smile Need Restorative Care?

If you’ve recently been told you need a root canal but have been putting off care, get in touch with South Shore Dental Care today. Our Massapequa team would be happy to reserve a consultation visit for you, in addition to answering your questions. We serve patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.