You should not wait two months for a root canal. A root canal infection with pain and swelling is a dental emergency that requires immediate intervention from your Northport dentist. Without treatment, your tooth can crumble, and infection can spread to surrounding teeth and tissues.
Root canals in Northport, NY, are straightforward and do not take much time to complete. First, you come into the dental office, and we administer anesthesia. Then, when the tooth is numb, your dentist extracts the infection before sealing the tooth temporarily. At a future visit, we provide a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown—a filling if the infection was small but a crown if it compromised your tooth’s structure.
If you notice tooth pain and gum swelling, we urge you to seek treatment before the infection spreads. Root canal pain can be severe, so we work to see you as soon as possible.
To lower infection risks, brush and floss twice daily or after each meal, and see your dentist on time for checkups and teeth cleanings.
We provide emergency dentistry and prompt root canal treatment. Contact our dental office today to arrange an appointment or to speak with a team member.