New York City Endodontics
Over 8 Years of Experience Treating Patients
There has been an old myth circulating for many years about root canals and the pain they cause. Some patients are so afraid of root canals that they avoid going to the dentist, only making their tooth issues worse. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Endodontics, the specific treatment for root canals, is not the root of patients’ pain, but is actually the release from pain. Despite many people’s misconceptions, our endodontics in New York are designed to heal you from your pain and get your life back to normal.
Thanks to the latest innovations of dental technology and anesthesiology, having a root canal treatment feels the same as getting a filling. Rather than delaying your agony, experience true release and restoration by visiting our friendly practice at City Endodontics PLLC.
The Purpose of Root Canal Treatments
Have you been suffering from severe toothache? Toothache can occur when your tooth has been extremely infected deep inside. The intense throbbing you feel can even affect your gums, other surrounding teeth, and your jaws, or give you horrendous migraines as well. The terrible thing is that pain is not going to go away unless you get root canal treatment. The way that root canals work is that the dentist will be able to get rid of rotten, damaged tissue and the agonizing nerve beneath, so you no longer feel pain. When the bacteria is gone from the root, it is much harder for the tooth to be re-infected.
All of this is much more beneficial to your tooth than trying to extract a tooth. When you extract a tooth, there is never a perfect replacement for that natural tooth. Endodontic treatment manages to save the original tooth in a cost effective way, and keeps bacteria from entering your bloodstream in massive amounts.
Root canals tend to have an overwhelming success rate of 95%. In rare cases, however, some clients have had issues where their tooth becomes painful or infected months or years following the treatment.
Some of the reasons why your tooth might occasionally have difficulty healing include:
- A rare case where your canals were too narrow or curved, and thus not completely identified or treated in the first procedure
- There was a long delay before the replacement crown, bridge, or any other restorative device was added after the initial treatment, leading to growth of bacteria
- There was salivary contamination of the internal atomic structure of the tooth before the restoration took place
If these rare instances should occur, your dentist can suggest retreatment, where the canal has rotted, painful tissue removed and disinfected. All canals will be sealed, including the most complex anatomical parts, leaving your root clean and safe. However, in the even rarer case that you cannot have a traditional root canal, your dentist could also give you an apicoectomy, removing just the tip of the tooth root before sealing this off.
“Dr. Johnson was very patient in answering all my questions and the root canal procedure was painless. Totally painless. His staff (Lily, Kim, Maria) is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, resembling a family more than a dental office.”- Hugues F.
“Great experience, patient & extremely knowledgeable doctor, supportive staff. A priceless experience. I would recommend my family to City Endodontic all the time.”- Philip S.
“Dr. Marcus Johnson was kind, patient, and incredibly professional. I was so scared of this procedure, but he kept me calm and talked me through it. Since then, my regular dentist even said that it was a beautifully done root canal.”- Sabra M.