New York Dentist, Plastic Surgery, Orthodontistry
Dental Aesthetics and Facial Surgery is a dental healthcare, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery center who offer full-service dentistry and plastic surgery in a boutique setting.

New York Dentist, Plastic Surgery, Orthodontistry Dental Aesthetics and Facial Surgery
A dental healthcare, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery center who offer dentistry and plastic surgery in a boutique setting

 

Root Canals

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  If left untreated, the tissue surrounding the tooth will also become infected and form abscesses.  The term, “Root canal” actually describes the natural chamber in the center of the tooth.  This chamber is called the pulp of the tooth.  The nerves of the tooth reside in the pulp chamber and the root canal.  Removal of the tooth’s nerve will not affect the tooth’s health and function to a large degree.  Essentially, the nerve’s only purpose is to sense hot or cold and various degrees of pressure.  The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

    

If you are experiencing any of the following it may be time to make an appointment with Dr. Daniel Mishaan, or your local dentist, to get your teeth checked and assessed for a root canal procedure:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.
  • Prolonged sensitivity or pain to heat or cold temperatures.
  • Discoloration of the tooth.
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

Why should I get a root canal?

Nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth and/or large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face.  When the nerve tissue or pulp of the tooth is damaged, it breaks down and allows bacteria to breed within the pulp chamber.  This bacteria or other debris caused by decay can cause an infection or abscessed tooth.  In addition to an abscess or severely damaging decay, an infection of the root canal can cause:

  • Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head
  • Bone loss around the tip of the root
  • Drainage problems extending outward from the root. A hole can occur through the side of the tooth with drainage into the gums or through the cheek with drainage into the skin.

As you can see, this type of infection is very dangerous if left untreated.  If you have more questions about root canals or would like to get your teeth checked, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mishaan and make an appointment.

 

 

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
  • Veneers
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Implants
  • Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
  • Emergency Care

We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.

Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP

241 West 37th Street
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122

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