Root Canals can be essential to oral health care. Some people think they are painful, but that's just a myth. Root canals actually relieve pain. Modern technology has come a long way, allowing your Midtown Manhattan, NY, dentist, Dr. Brandon Huang, of New York Dental Studio to treat your tooth pain.
People need a root canal when a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate the enamel and dentin, reaching the pulp, causing pain. Your Midtown Manhattan New York dentist will need to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the canal from any bacteria remaining, then seal the canal to prevent any more bacteria from entering.
A tooth consists of four layers. The outermost layer is enamel. It's the white part of the tooth and also happens to be the strongest part. The second layer, under the enamel, is called dentin. This layer is a yellow, softer layer. The third layer of the tooth is called pulp. It consists of blood vessels and nerves. The last layer is the cementum. It anchors the whole tooth to the jawbone.
One of the main reasons people end up needing a root canal is because of poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then you will suffer from plaque and tartar building up. Plaque and tartar are not only difficult to clean at some point, but you have to deal with bacteria eating away at your teeth.
- Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once before bed, at the very least
- Eating sugary foods and drinks, like gum and soda, contribute to tooth decay, but healthy foods like apples and carrots help scrape plaque off teeth
- Drinking water also removes plaque and food debris from your teeth
If you have any questions or concerns about root canals, don't hesitate to call your dentist Dr. Huang of New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY. You can also schedule an appointment at this number: (212) 588-1809.