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Your oral health is one of the most important things in your life. It’s an indicator of overall wellness, in addition to ensuring you have great confidence and self-esteem. It also means you have a great smile, which is proven to positively impact self-esteem.

Sometimes, though, bad oral health care can result in serious problems. A solution to some of those problems is a root canal. Now, you’re probably familiar with root canals, but today we’ll help you better understand them.

What are they?
When you go see a dentist to get help with treating an infected, decaying or otherwise damaged tooth, a root canal is only recommended if it’s absolutely necessary. A root canal is a process of removing the pulp from inside of your tooth, which also removes any infection. When Dr. Yakov Royzman and Dr. Karina Zaygermakher do this, you’ll likely need some sort of procedure after to restore your tooth’s function.

When do I need it?
You’ll likely only need a root canal is there’s no other way to save your tooth. Removing the pulp effectively kills your tooth, which is why a root canal is so serious. It will stop tooth decay completely, and save other teeth from becoming infected.

The team here at Professional Dental & Implant Center in New York, New York, is here to help every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us today for any questions. We can be reached at (212) 579-0552.