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Second Chance Smiles: Why Choose Root Canals

Second Chance Smile: Find out why root canals offer a fresh start for your dental health.
  • Pain Relief: Root canal treatment effectively removes the infected area within the tooth, which is often the source of severe pain. By eliminating the damaged tissue, the procedure relieves the pain associated with toothaches.
  • Preservation of Natural Tooth: Unlike extraction, which removes the entire tooth, root canal treatment aims to save the natural tooth structure. This helps maintain proper chewing function and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting, which could lead to alignment issues.
  • Prevention of Further Infection: By removing the infected area and cleaning the interior of the tooth, root canal treatment helps prevent the spread of infection to surrounding tissues and teeth. This can prevent more serious oral health problems in the future.
  • Save Damaged Teeth

    Do I Need a Root Canal?

    Wondering about root canals? Get the lowdown on why they’re crucial for dental health in a simple breakdown.

    Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that restores the health of an infected tooth. It’s necessary when your tooth’s soft inside layer, known as the dental pulp, is infected or inflamed. Causes of pulp infection or damage include untreated tooth decay that has penetrated deeper into the tooth or oral trauma that has disturbed the dental pulp. 



     

    A root canal is not always a viable option, especially if the infection has been left untreated for too long. Sometimes, an extraction will be necessary. However, if caught early enough, a root canal has a 95% success rate and can prevent the loss of the tooth. This will also prevent the infection from spreading to the other teeth or through the bloodstream.

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    The Process of Getting a Root Canal

    Understanding the Root Canal Procedure: A Simple Guide to Dental Treatment
    step-1
    Diagnosis and Anesthesia Administration
    The first step in the root canal process is consulting Dr. Sinha about your toothache and dental decay. He’ll examine your teeth and take X-rays to determine the severity of your dental decay. A root canal is only necessary for moderate to severe dental decay. If that’s the case, we’ll inject a local anesthetic into the gums near the affected tooth, numbing the entire region.
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    Access Opening and Pulp Removal
    Once numb, Dr. Sinha will place a dental dam on the affected tooth to prevent the saliva flow to the tooth. He’ll then use a dental drill to create a small opening on the top crown of the affected tooth to access the pulp cavity and root canals. Specialized instruments will then be used to remove the damaged pulp. Dr. Sinha will finish by cleaning the canals before proceeding to the next step.
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    Disinfection and Filling
    With the canals clean, Dr. Sinha will irrigate them with an antimicrobial solution to eliminate bacteria in the tooth’s core. He’ll then fill the void with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha to prevent the entry of bacteria and re-infection of the tooth. Gutta-percha is bio-compatible and produces a fluid-tight seal.
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    Sealing and Restoration
    Lastly, Dr. Sinha will place a permanent filling on the access hole to seal it. Patients with severe tooth damage might require a dental crown to structure the mutilated tooth. If so, Dr. Sinha will install a dental crown on top of the tooth, before sending you home with instructions for taking care of the tooth.
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    Types of Root Canal

    Learn about anterior and posterior root canals, vital for dental health. Understanding these types is crucial for proper dental care.

    Anterior

    When the front teeth are being treated with a root canal, this is an anterior root canal. The access hole needs to be drilled into the back of the tooth and there are only 1 or 2 canals in these teeth which makes cleaning easier and faster. However, gaining access to the dental pulp and the canals can be more difficult. A dental crown is usually not necessary because these teeth do not withstand as much force.

    Posterior

    During a posterior root canal treatment, an access hole is drilled into the bottom chewing surface of the rear molars to reach the dental pulp. These teeth can have up to 4 canals, making the cleaning process time-consuming and requiring multiple appointments. Temporary fillings are placed between appointments. Dental crowns are often needed to protect the teeth from damage due to chewing forces.

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    Don't Let Root Canals Ruin Your Smile

    We work with you to find solutions to your dental concerns while tailoring our treatments to your schedule. We’re here to set out a calm and relaxing setting for your appointments and treatments. and we’ll aid you determine the oral issues you are fit for and focus on your personal needs.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to common questions about the procedure, pain management, recovery, and aftercare with root canal. Learn what to expect during this dental treatment to ease any concerns or anxieties.

    What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at saving a severely infected or decayed tooth by removing the infected pulp and nerves, cleaning, and sealing the inside of the tooth.
    Symptoms like severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or tenderness may indicate the need for a root canal. A thorough examination by our skilled dentists at PS Dental can confirm the necessity of the procedure.
    Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is relatively painless due to modern anesthesia techniques. Patients might experience mild discomfort during the recovery period, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
    The duration of a root canal treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. On average, the procedure can be completed in one to two appointments, with each session lasting about 90 minutes.
    Root canal treatment can alleviate severe tooth pain, prevent further infection, and preserve the natural tooth structure. It is a cost-effective solution compared to tooth extraction followed by replacement options like implants or bridges.
    Root canal treatment is a routine procedure with a high success rate. However, there may be rare complications such as incomplete sealing, reinfection, or damage to surrounding tissues. Our experienced dentists at PS Dental take necessary precautions to minimize such risks.
    Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after a root canal procedure. However, mild discomfort and sensitivity in the treated tooth may persist for a few days. Following post-treatment care instructions provided by our team can expedite the recovery process.
    In many cases, a dental crown is recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth after a root canal. The crown restores the tooth’s natural appearance and functionality, ensuring long-term durability and preventing future complications.
    Most dental insurance plans provide coverage for root canal treatment as it is considered a necessary procedure for preserving oral health. Our friendly staff at PS Dental can assist in verifying your insurance coverage and exploring payment options if needed.
    Delaying or avoiding a root canal can lead to worsening infection, severe pain, and potential tooth loss. It is crucial to address dental issues promptly to prevent complications and preserve your oral health. Consult with our experienced dentists at PS Dental for personalized guidance and treatment recommendations.

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    Dr. Sinha, originally from India, discovered his passion for dentistry during his teenage years while undergoing dental procedures. After earning a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in India and serving as faculty at his alma mater, he pursued a DDS from NYU College of Dentistry, where he also served as a teaching assistant. 

Dr. Sinha’s interest in prosthodontics and implant dentistry led him to continuously update his skills through advanced education. He transitioned from being an associate to establishing his own practice to focus on implementing cutting-edge technology for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. 

Dedicated to holistic patient care, he balances his professional life with personal interests, including cooking, traveling, and family time with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Sinha remains an active member of numerous dental associations, advocating for the highest standards of care.
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    What Our Patient’s Have To Say

    Our patients rave about the exceptional care they receive. From skilled professionals to a warm atmosphere, they appreciate our commitment to their dental well-being. Experience the difference!

    Whomever was my hygienist, I LOVED HER!!!!!! she was professional and I can tell she was really caring. People can sense if they are real caring or not. Just thankful she cared for me this time. ❤️🙏🏼
    Tracie
    1 month ago
    Just became a new patient and had my first cleaning yesterday and all I can say is this place is great. The staff if friendly and they will accommodate to your schedule the best they can. If you’re looking for a new dentist check them out!! I’ve had several treatments now and all stellar still highly recommended Morgan Trisha are true professionals!
    jeremy bastien
    2 months ago
    Had my cleaning done with Amanda who was incredibly thorough and such a pleasure to chat with. Had my cleaning done about 20 minutes after being shook by the little earthquake so my anxiety level was a little high. Amanda was gentle and very informative throughout the cleaning. She made me feel calm and relaxed in her care. Dr. Sinha then came in to check my X-rays and my teeth. I love that he takes his time and doesn’t rush through. He offers great explanation into his decision making process and I think he’s one the most honest dentists I have encountered. The energy in this practice is so positive and it was all around a great experience. They stay up to date with the newest advances in dental care and the office is super clean. I am happy to be a patient here. 💯 recommend to anyone who cares about their teeth and is looking for a great dentist. Thank you guys for being so awesome!❤️
    Michelle G.
    2 months ago
    It was a very pleasant experience for me, everybody was very nice & professional, they made me feel very comfortable at all times. At first I was nervous, and then after a little while I was fine, no pain whatsoever and everything went smooth and fast. I must definitely recommend them/PS Dental.
    Sonia Malave
    2 months ago
    Went for cleaning here. It was pretty fast and was done very nicely. I was checked in the moment i reached. The cleaning process was very smooth. Would definitely recommend this place
    Suparna Banerjee
    2 months ago
    I don’t have many dental experiences since I was a child usually I went with one place for a long period of time. I found this dentist a few years ago and I’ll honestly say, they’re fantastic. Everyone somewhere and someone have something to complain about but with them not one complaint. Please use them as your regular. You won’t be disappointed with your results.
    Stupidly Simple
    2 months ago

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    Whomever was my hygienist, I LOVED HER!!!!!! she was professional and I can tell she was really caring. People can sense if they are real caring or not. Just thankful she cared for me this time. ❤️🙏🏼
    Tracie
    1 month ago
    Just became a new patient and had my first cleaning yesterday and all I can say is this place is great. The staff if friendly and they will accommodate to your schedule the best they can. If you’re looking for a new dentist check them out!! I’ve had several treatments now and all stellar still highly recommended Morgan Trisha are true professionals!
    jeremy bastien
    2 months ago
    Had my cleaning done with Amanda who was incredibly thorough and such a pleasure to chat with. Had my cleaning done about 20 minutes after being shook by the little earthquake so my anxiety level was a little high. Amanda was gentle and very informative throughout the cleaning. She made me feel calm and relaxed in her care. Dr. Sinha then came in to check my X-rays and my teeth. I love that he takes his time and doesn’t rush through. He offers great explanation into his decision making process and I think he’s one the most honest dentists I have encountered. The energy in this practice is so positive and it was all around a great experience. They stay up to date with the newest advances in dental care and the office is super clean. I am happy to be a patient here. 💯 recommend to anyone who cares about their teeth and is looking for a great dentist. Thank you guys for being so awesome!❤️
    Michelle G.
    2 months ago
    It was a very pleasant experience for me, everybody was very nice & professional, they made me feel very comfortable at all times. At first I was nervous, and then after a little while I was fine, no pain whatsoever and everything went smooth and fast. I must definitely recommend them/PS Dental.
    Sonia Malave
    2 months ago
    Went for cleaning here. It was pretty fast and was done very nicely. I was checked in the moment i reached. The cleaning process was very smooth. Would definitely recommend this place
    Suparna Banerjee
    2 months ago
    I don’t have many dental experiences since I was a child usually I went with one place for a long period of time. I found this dentist a few years ago and I’ll honestly say, they’re fantastic. Everyone somewhere and someone have something to complain about but with them not one complaint. Please use them as your regular. You won’t be disappointed with your results.
    Stupidly Simple
    2 months ago
    Beautiful and clean office and incredibly friendly staff and hygienists. I haven’t met the dentist yet, but my husband has and really liked them. We will be returning here as our regular dentist.
    Briana Mangiacapra
    2 months ago
    Dr. Sinha is the Best Dentist I EVER went to ! With quality work ! Just bring Your Ins. cards, Medicaid or get CREDIT CARE, or use CASH!, or Credit Card. Anyway, the other services for Teeth cleaning by the Dental Hygienist is great also ! You can bearly feel her cleaning your teeth. And the Dental Asst’s are great too ! Plus the FRONT Desk staff and Manager! By the way ! This is not CHEAP Work ! and don’t expect CHEAP prices for Cosmetic work, just get your consultation for more Information. He does must Dental work! He also closed my Gaps with a Bridge. He does mostly ALL Dental work or Procedures. Thank you, P.S. DENTAL
    Ms. G
    3 months ago
    I was in search of a new dentist after relocating to the area. Came across PS Dental and was very pleased with the overall service, quant office and service team. Amanda (hygienist) was very professional and her cleaning was painless. Morgan (front office) response time was beyond expectations and she was able to answer my many inquiries. 10/10 experience overall and I will be having my wife come over as a new patient hopefully soon!
    Galen Wilson
    4 months ago
    From the time I walked in the greetings were pleasant. My cleaning was professional and knowledgeable and done right the Staff was remarkable. If First impressions are an indicator for all the other visits then this Doctor and her Staff will be who my wife and I continue to use. Thanks so much!
    S R
    5 months ago

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