Root canal therapy has long been considered an effective treatment for damaged and infected teeth. With the introduction of dental lasers, the process is streamlined even further. This increased efficiency not only lessens treatment time, it provides a more comfortable and pain-free experience than the traditional procedure.
At Dental Ambitions, we have state-of-the-art equipment and a staff with experience to provide quality laser root canal therapy in Manhattan. Call today to set up an appointment!
A Traditional Root Canal
When your tooth experiences significant decay or infection, your dentist can preserve the life of the tooth by performing root canal therapy. Whether from a cracked tooth or a deep cavity, when the pulp becomes damaged, this procedure is required to restore life and function to your smile.
Typically, the traditional method requires the infected pulp be meticulously removed with hand operated instruments. Dentists need ample time to perform this extensive treatment with precision and accuracy. The narrow canal in the tooth’s root must be cleaned and disinfected completely before the area is protected with a cap or crown, so the process can be difficult to perform comprehensively with hand instruments.
Addressing Decay with Lasers
When dental professionals started using lasers to perform root canal therapy, it revolutionized the process. Quite simply, laser root canal therapy provides a more thorough clean and reduces treatment time exponentially. An intense beam of light cleans out the root canal, effectively eliminating remaining dead tissue and debris that caused the infection. Combining high-pressure water with the laser treatment ensures that no bacteria is left behind after the root canal is filled and sealed.
This precise treatment is perfect for those that experience anxiety in the dental chair. Not only does the process take far less time to complete than the traditional method, patients can rest assured that the lasers’ ability to target specific sites of bacteria will limit post-therapy swelling and bleeding. Because of this, dentists may not need to administer any anesthesia prior or pain medication afterward.
Experience Efficiency and Precision
Dr. Jae Byun and his dedicated staff know their patients appreciate a simpler and more effective way to perform root canal therapy on the Upper East Side and surrounding communities. If you’re apprehensive about undergoing treatment for a troublesome tooth and have questions about this advanced method, call Dental Ambitions today!