April 24, 2015
What are two words that, when said out loud, strike fear into the hearts of everyone within an earshot? Those words are “root canal.” This treatment is infamous for being extremely painful and uncomfortable. The true, however, is the exact opposite. With modern advancements in dental technology and trends, root canal therapy is painless and comfortable, so long as it is conducted with professional hands. Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry, an upper echelon practice, provides straightforward, professional root canal therapy for those who reside in Brookline, MA.
Professional Care from a Caring Team
We understand that root canals cause a lot of anxiety and stress. Who wouldn’t feel a tinge of fear after hearing they must undergo the procedure? Our doctors, a duo of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in the field, and their hand-selected team of crack dental experts are passionate about providing amazing, unmatched oral health and hygiene for every patient that enters our building. With an office equipped with advanced dental technology and a constant upkeep of the latest dental practices, our team can ensure that every procedure will restore your mouth to pristine form.
Comfortable Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is necessary whenever the inner section of the tooth – known as the pulp – becomes infected or inflamed, which can occur due to decay, tartar, poor hygiene, etc. When infected, abscesses can form and excruciating pain can take hold. During our root canal therapy, we will apply an anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth and place a dam, preventing moisture from creeping in while we work. We will drill a small hole in the tooth and remove the infected pulp. After removal, we will clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then filled with a biocompatible substance, and a crown is placed over the hole. After the procedure is complete, you can walk out of our office with a healthy smile stretched across your face.
Receive Our Incredible Therapy Today
Don’t let an infected tooth ruin your day. Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry can correct the issue and restore your tooth to a healthy state. Contact our office today and schedule your appointment to receive comfortable, pain-free therapy. Our services are available to those who live in Brookline, MA, Boston, Newton, Cambridge, and the neighboring communities.
October 23, 2014
Root canal. Just the mention of this not-so-uncommon dental procedure can send shivers down the spine. Actually, however, you can save the shivers for the thought of losing a tooth because you didn’t have a root canal. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson combines modern dental anesthetics with a gentle touch to perform a practically painless root canal that will save your tooth and eliminate the pain associated with a tooth root infection.
At the center of your tooth is a soft tissue layer known as dental pulp. If this pulp becomes traumatized because of extensive tooth decay, a severe chipped or cracked tooth, or perhaps a hard hit to the face, then the pulp may become infected. In most cases, this infection causes indescribable pain, because the pulp is filled with nerve fibers, blood vessels and lymph tissues. Other symptoms may include:
- Swollen gums around the tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
Left untreated, such an infection can lead to an abscess at the tip of the tooth’s root or the infection may spread to the jaw and neck.
During a root canal, Dr. Sasson removes all of the infection and associated debris from inside your tooth and the root. The root is filled with medication and a biologically inert substance and is then sealed from further infection. Usually, this tooth will require a crown to protect the root canal. You’ll care for this tooth like your others, with at-home oral hygiene and regular check-ups.
Call Our Office Today
If you or someone your care for is having a toothache, please don’t delay having the tooth examined for whether or not a root canal is necessary. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Alan Sasson at Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA. Our office also serves patients from the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Boston and Cambridge.
August 15, 2013
Out of all the dental problems that a person can experience over their lifetime, “root canal” is often the phrase that strikes the most fear into patients’ hearts. Over time, root canal treatment has inexplicably garnered a reputation for being an invasive and outright unpleasant procedure – so much so that many people willingly avoid the process. Here at Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson and his team want to be the first ones to assure you that root canal therapy is a perfectly reasonable and comfortable procedure that can restore health and form to teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Its success rate is through the roof, too!
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Common signs that could indicate the need for root canal therapy include:
- Severe pain that occurs when chewing or applying pressure to one or more teeth
- Gums that look tender, red, or swollen
- Excessive sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- A sudden discoloration (usually darkening) of a tooth
What happens during root canal therapy?
First, Dr. Sasson will create a small opening in the affected tooth in order to clean it thoroughly of all the bacteria and diseased pulp and then fill it with a biologically inert substance. Once this is complete, he and his team will seal the area to protect it from further threats of infection. In most cases, a custom-made crown is placed as well in order to restore the tooth’s full form. With today’s advanced technology and techniques, many patients find root canal therapy so comfortable that they even doze off!
Contact The Boston Smile Center today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson. Our team works hard to ensure that all our patients feel comfortable and cared for when they visit our Brookline office, and it shows!
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March 6, 2013
Out of all the dental procedures a person can undergo, “root canal” always seems to be the phrase that strikes the most fear in patients’ hearts. While it may be true that in the past, root canal therapy was a painful procedure to undergo, its bad reputation is completely unwarranted today, what with the help of advanced anesthesia and technology options. In fact, the procedure can rescue severely injured or decayed teeth that are facing extraction and restore them to full functionality! Here at Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson understands how important it is for patients to retain their natural pearly whites; that’s why he offers root canal therapy to patients at his Brookline, MA office. With the help of root canal therapy, your smile will stay safe and whole for years to come!
One procedure, several lasting benefits
So what exactly happens during root canal therapy? It’s simple enough – we simply clean bacteria and pulp out of the diseased canals within the affected tooth, seal the area so that further infection can’t reach it, and then, if necessary, restore the tooth with a custom-made crown. By the time Dr. Sasson is done, you won’t even be able to tell there was anything wrong with the tooth in the first place!
Okay, but it will hurt?
Our Brookline office hears this question from patients all the time. We have good news for you – most people who undergo root canal therapy report that the procedure hurts no more than a common filling. Better yet, root canal therapy has an incredibly high success rate, and many teeth that have undergone the treatment go on to last a lifetime.
Don’t let an injured or diseased tooth damage your smile and put a damper on your day – Dr. Sasson and his accomplished staff want to restore much-needed form and function to your mouth! Here at Boston Smile Center, we’re known for comprehensive, compassionate care that puts your unique needs first each and every time you come in. Contact our Brookline office today to schedule an appointment!
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January 3, 2013
Out of all the dental procedures you could have to undergo, “root canal” is the phrase that strikes the most fear in nervous patients’ hearts. We’ve heard all our lives that root canal treatment is long, painful, and generally a nightmare all around. In fact, you may feel so anxious that you delay your treatment. While some of these rumors may have been true in the past, here at Boston Smile Center, we have the latest analgesics and technologies available to you, resulting in a root canal therapy procedure that is both comfortable and quick. Dr. Sasson and his team are committed to making sure you get advanced and effective treatment at our Brookline, MA office, all while making sure to put your comfort and safety first.
What is a root canal, exactly?
Your tooth may look tiny, but it actually contains several layers – an outer coat of protective enamel, a second layer of dentin, and an inner pulp that is known as the “nerve” of the tooth. While this part of your tooth is usually well-protected by the other layers, a very deep cavity or an injury, such as a fracture, can leave the pulp exposed to possible infection. This can lead to a host of serious issues, even extraction of the affected tooth. However, if we catch it in its earliest stages, root canal therapy can save the tooth.
Okay, but is it going to hurt?
This is far and away the most common question anyone has concerning root canal therapy. Here’s some good news – the answer is no! With the technologies available to us today, Dr. Sasson can complete your root canal therapy after only a few steps, including cleaning out the diseased canal, filling it with a biologically-inert substance, and sealing it so further infection can’t reach it. In most cases, root canal therapy can even be completed in a single visit.
Root canal therapy doesn’t have to be scary any longer, and it certainly shouldn’t be avoided. Dr. Sasson and his team here in Brookline, MA are here to provide you with top-notch care, getting you back to smiling sooner. Call Boston Smile Center today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson, or feel free to peruse our website to learn about other dental procedures we can offer you.
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