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Gingivitis and gum disease are the leading causes of gum treatment. Our doctors and dental hygienists can work with you to get your gums healthy again.

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Root Canals

Always thought to be a painful procedure, modern dentistry makes it relatively pain-free. We can fix your infected tooth quickly and easily.

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Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for those with anxiety or fear of dental procedures. From tooth extractions to cosmetic dentistry and other dental problems, we offer our patients this safe, comfortable, and effective dental solution.
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If you experience waking yourself or others up by snoring or you wake up breathless during sleep, you may have sleep apnea. We can help you with our sleep apnea dentistry services.

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Stopping Tooth Pain With Root Canals in New York

Root canal treatment is a highly effective procedure with a good prognosis for success.
Stopping Tooth Pain With Root Canals in New York

Why Root Canals?

Getting root canal treatment rather than an extraction has many advantages. It can reduce and eliminate pain to eat and drink properly. It also reduces the risks of further tooth damage, leading to more complex and expensive treatments, like dental implants, to replace missing teeth.

After a root canal process, if you maintain proper oral hygiene, your root canal can last for many years.

Other advantages of getting a root canal:

  • Improves chewing
  • Protects other teeth from being removed and maintains the integrity of your teeth
Why Root Canals?

What to Expect

A root canal treatment is done to save a tooth that is infected and causing pain and would otherwise need to be extracted. An extraction is more costly and may cause complications with adjacent teeth.

Before Treatment

A root canal may be needed when you face problems, including decay that has reached the living tissue inside the tooth (tooth pulp), infection, dental abscess inside the tooth or the root tip, or injury to the tooth.

Symptoms that can indicate you may need a root canal procedure include:

  • A dental abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling or tenderness

Before your root canal, let your dentist know about any symptoms you are experiencing.

During Treatment

A root canal procedure typically requires one to three appointments and is performed by a dentist or an endodontist (a root canal specialist).

  • Before the dentist begins the procedure, an x-ray of the tooth will be taken.
  • The dentist will numb the tooth with a local anesthetic. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist will use a series of root canal files to access the infected area.
  • The dentist will remove the dental pulp, nerve tissue, and any bacteria from the infected tooth. If there is tooth decay present, this is also removed. Once the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, the tooth is sealed with a permanent root canal filling.
  • At the next appointment, the roots and inside the cavity of the tooth are filled and sealed. A root canal filling is placed to cover the opening of the tooth.
After Treatment

After a root canal, the tooth should have a dental crown (cap) set to help protect the tooth and prevent it from cracking or breaking.

After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will typically subside as the inflammation reduces and the tooth heals. Your dentist will provide you with care instructions after each dental checkup. Remember that good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will help maintain your teeth.

Your First Visit

Usually, a root canal can be resolved within one visit. Your root canal dentist will prepare you for this visit with a consultation, which will take place before the actual procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know if you need a root canal?

You may experience severe pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, or swelling. However, sometimes no symptoms will be present. It's important to contact your dentist if you suspect your tooth has decayed significantly.

What happens when you avoid root canal treatment?
If you need a root canal, you should not avoid dental care. It is best to treat the infected tooth promptly for the best outcome. If left untreated, the infection can spread further and cause tooth loss.