18 East 48th Street, Ste 1602, New York, NY 10017 (646) 462-4400
384 Strawtown Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994 (845) 353-3816
18 East 48th Street, Ste 1602
New York, NY 10017
(646) 462-4400
384 Strawtown Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 353-3816
 

Root Canals

Root Canals in Murray Place The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.


NYC Office Info

18 East 48th Street
Ste 1602
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 462-4400

Monday:
10:00AM-6:30PM
Thursday:
10:00AM-6:30PM
Friday:
10:00AM-6:00PM

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West Nyack Office Info

384 Strawtown Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
Phone: (845) 353-3816

Wednesday:
9:00AM-6:00PM

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