New York City Endodontics
Over a Decade 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, Endodontists are the specialists in pain management & saving your natural teeth. We heal you from pain & get you back to a normal, healthy life.
Thanks to the latest innovations of dental technology and anesthesiology, having a root canal treatment feels the same as getting a filling. 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 seek Dental 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 for you rather than trying to extract a tooth. When you extract a tooth, there is never a perfect replacement for that natural tooth. Endodontic treatment saves the original tooth in a cost effective way, helping to maintain function and form.
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, retreatment or redoing the root canal maybe recommended. In other instances, an Apicoectomy or root end surgery, where the tip off the tooth & infection are excised and the remaining root sealed, maybe indicated.
“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.