Endodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry. The specialists are endodontists, and they focus primarily on saving infected teeth through root canal therapy. Root canal is the process by which the infection is removed along with the nerve and blood supply to the tooth and replaced with special filling materials!.
Root Canals are commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. These are part of the natural cavity within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the root surface of the tooth. Root canals are filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp. This sometimes becomes infected and inflamed, generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow microorganisms, mostly bacteria from the oral flora or their byproducts, access to the pulp chamber or the root canals; the infected tissue is removed by a surgical intervention known as endodontic therapy and commonly called 'a root canal'.
At the center of a tooth is a hollow area that houses soft tissue, known as pulp. This hollow area contains a relatively wide space towards the chewing surface of the tooth called the pulp chamber. This chamber is connected to the tip of the root of the tooth via thin hollow pipe-like canals—hence, the term "root canal". Human teeth normally have one to four canals, with teeth toward the back of the mouth having the most. These canals run through the center of the roots like pencil lead runs through the length of a pencil. The tooth receives nutrition through the blood vessels and nerves traversing these canals.
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Structure of the Tooth
The structure of the tooth is made up of four parts: enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp. Enamel is the hard, white surface you see when you view the tooth. It is mostly made of minerals. Dentin is the substance between enamel or cementum and the pulp chamber. Dentin is softer than enamel, decays more rapidly and is subject to severe cavities if not properly treated, but dentin still acts as a protective layer and supports the crown of the tooth. Cementum is a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth and lies between the dentin and the pulp. The dental pulp is the central part of the tooth filled with soft connective tissue. This tissue contains blood vessels and nerves, and therefore, is commonly referred to as “the nerve” of the tooth.
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The pulp is the most vital part of the tooth. The pulp originates in the very center of the tooth, located underneath the enamel and dentin in what is referred to as the pulp chamber. The pulp is also known as the nerve of the tooth and also contains blood vessels, connective tissue, and the large nerves. The nerves branch out and continue down into the roots of the tooth. The pulp has many functions including: sensory function, formation of dentin, and nourishment. Tooth decay, infection, or any sort of trauma can cause inflammation of the pulp, which is generally treated with a root canal. When a root canal is performed, the pulp is removed from the tooth and the tooth is then considered dead.
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Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice
Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.
Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.
Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.
In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.
His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:
- General Exams & Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
- Emergency Care
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Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D
241 West 37th Street
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122