Root Canals by Dr. Grasso in Syracuse, NY
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity reaches all the way to the pulp. (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early). Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth.
Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal is filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
The dentist, Dr. Grasso, provides gentle care and makes sure his patients are comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Grasso's goal is to ensure that his patients are relaxed and taken care of during and after this procedure. Read our testimonials to read about the quality of care that Dr. Grasso and his dental team provides to his patients. Contact Dr. Grasso’s dental office in Syracuse, NY at (315) 476-1985 to schedule an appointment or consultation.