NYC Emergency Endodontist
Dr Lipner is a magician. Had an emergency root canal (haven’t slept the night before) and didn’t feel a pinch… besides that had no swelling nor pain after!!!
Do you need Emergency Root Canal?
To know if you need an emergency root canal, you have to understand what is root canal what are the symptoms requiring urgent endodontic care.
In the center of our teeth lies the pulp chamber. It is commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth. In actuality, it consists of an artery, a vein, and a nerve. It is the chamber where the tooth is alive.
If anything breaches the sanctity of the chamber the tissue inside will die, it will necrose. As a tooth dies bacteria invade the pulp chamber, gases are formed. These gases are locked inside the tooth causing lots of discomfort.
What may cause an Emergency Root Canal?
A patient will feel hypersensitivity to heat, pressure, tapping and bending their head down. Pain upon lying down or any swelling in the mouth are signs that an emergency endodontist must be seen.
Emergency Root Canal FAQ
If you’re in the midst of a dental emergency that requires a root canal procedure, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Midtown Endodontist NYC.
Can I postpone Emergency Endodontic Care?
If left untreated, a tooth infection will progress, pus will form at the apex of the tooth, and eventually, an abscess will develop directly above an upper tooth, or below in a lower tooth. This condition is called acute pulpitis; it requires an emergency visit with an endodontist, root canal specialist.
If you have these symptoms, schedule an emergency visit or a free consultation with an endodontist, like Dr. Lipner immediately.
What can be done to alleviate pain before an emergency endodontic visit?
In the meantime, take NSAID’s such as Naproxen or Ibuprofen. Rinse mouth with cold water, keep away from hot, do not chew on the affected side, and keep your head elevated when going to sleep.
If you need immediate relief from pain, please call us to receive emergency endodontic care or book a free consultation.
How to prevent an Emergency Root Canal?
Good oral home care and regular dental visits are essential in the prevention of endodontic or any other dental emergency. Colgate provides an extensive guide for Adult Oral Care.
Is a Root Canal an Emergency Procedure?
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your root canal may be considered an emergency requiring immediate treatment. Signs that your root canal could warrant an emergency procedure include severe pain, heat or cold sensitivity, tender or swollen gums, darkened or discolored teeth, and small bumps on the gum near the affected tooth.
How Long Does an Emergency Root Canal Take?
Your emergency root canal treatment time is determined by several factors, including the number of root canals and the type of tooth treated. Typical root canals will last somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes. More complicated cases can take as long as one to two hours.
Can the Emergency Room Do a Root Canal?
Only a dentist can perform dental procedures such as a root canal. In most states, including New York, it is actually illegal for anyone other than a licensed dentist to perform any form of dental care, from fillings to extractions. Finding an emergency room with a licensed dentist is extremely rare.
Schedule Your Free Consultation at Midtown Endodontist NYC
Experience the difference of superior endodontic care when you schedule your free consultation at our state-of-the-art office in Midtown Manhattan. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we may be able to see you the same day you call. Contact us to learn more about emergency root canal therapy.
Author: Dr. Steven Lipner