New York City Endodontics

Experienced Manhattan Endodontists for Your Dental Health

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.

Call our office today at (212) 725-2573 to schedule an appointment with a Manhattan endodontist and be free of tooth pain and or infection.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

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.

Endodontic Retreatment and Recovery

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.

Comprehensive Endodontic Services in Manhattan

An endodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental pulp diseases and issues related to the roots of teeth. Here are some ways in which an endodontist helps patients:

  1. Root Canal Treatment: One of the primary procedures performed by endodontists is root canal therapy. When the dental pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) becomes infected or inflamed due to tooth decay, trauma, or other reasons, the endodontist removes the infected pulp, cleans the root canals, and seals them. This procedure helps to relieve pain and save the natural tooth.

  2. Diagnosis and Evaluation: Endodontists are skilled in diagnosing and evaluating dental pain and conditions that affect the dental pulp and root of the tooth. They use various techniques such as X-rays, pulp testing, and other diagnostic tools to determine the cause of dental issues and develop appropriate treatment plans.

  3. Retreatment of Failed Root Canals: In some cases, a previously treated tooth may experience a recurrence of infection or complications. Endodontists are trained to assess the situation, identify the cause of failure, and perform retreatment procedures to address the issue. This can involve removing old root canal filling material, cleaning the canals, and resealing them.

  4. Apicoectomy: An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure performed by an endodontist when a previous root canal treatment has not been successful or when there are complications involving the tooth's root tip. During an apicoectomy, the endodontist removes the infected or damaged tissue from the root tip and seals the end of the root to prevent further infection.

  5. Treatment of Dental Trauma: Endodontists are skilled in handling dental trauma cases, such as cracked teeth or teeth that have been knocked out. They assess the severity of the injury, provide appropriate treatment, and work to save the tooth if possible.

  6. Treatment of Dental Pain: Endodontists specialize in managing dental pain caused by conditions affecting the dental pulp and roots. By identifying the underlying cause of the pain, they can provide targeted treatments, such as root canal therapy or medication, to alleviate discomfort and restore oral health.

By focusing on the health of the tooth's interior, our Manhattan endodontist plays a crucial role in preserving natural teeth and maintaining oral health.

Contact us now at (212) 725-2573 to learn more or to book an appointment for New York City endodontics.

Patient Testimonials

A Reason to Smile
  • “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.

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