Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524

Root Canal Treatment in Fishkill, NY

Root canal issues are more serious than you might think. If left untreated, they can lead to painful dental problems such as infection, inflammation, or even an abscessed tooth.

While some general dentists do perform root canal treatment, it’s often recommended that a root canal specialist called an endodontist perform the procedure. We have an endodontist on our team at Family Dental Group of Fishkill.

Endodontists are dentists who received an additional two years of training in endodontic procedures after dental school. They perform both simple and complex root canal procedures.

What is a Root Canal?

The root canal is the pulp-filled area in the root of a tooth; it contains the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue of the tooth. If it becomes damaged or infected, the nerves are impacted and can trigger a painful toothache.

A root canal procedure removes the infected pulp and replaces it with a filling material. Teeth can have multiple root canals, some of them as tiny as a strand of hair. The endodontist or general dentist will use a special files to clean the infection out of the canals, and then fill it with a material called gutta-percha. This helps keep the canals free of infection and contamination. If needed, the specialist can place a post in the root next to the gutta-percha to strengthen the tooth.

A temporary filling will be placed on top of the gutta-percha to seal the opening of the tooth. At a future appointment, the general dentist will cap the tooth with a permanent crown.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

No. Dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades, and now getting a root canal is as comfortable as getting a filling.

The dentist or endodontist will numb the area, and if needed, provide sedation to keep you completely comfortable during the procedure. Typically, you remain awake and able to respond to the dental team.

Our dental team will talk to you about any concerns you have, and discuss the various types of sedation available to ensure your comfort.

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Patient Reviews
We love this office, everyone is very polite. My son is 9 and he isn’t afraid of getting a cavity filled…..great Dentist!!!!!!
Pietro D.
I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
Karen I.
Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Judith S.
Family Dental Group has provided outstanding care to our children!
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Dr Ayuko is the most gentle Dr. ever perfectionist and very concentrated in his work , Desiree his Assistant is very well versed in her job and does it well I always feel comfortable when I am there […]
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Excellent. The staff and professionals are very knowledgeable and friendly
Michael S.
The hygenist was extremely efficient, helpful and knowledgeable about my teeth and gums. A very pleasurable experience. The receptionists were very friendly The office is clean and comfortable.
Anonymous
I was seen as soon as I walked in and the level of care was exemplary. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but was quickly put at ease by the professional staff here at Family Dental. Dare I say […]
Michael R.
Dr Ayuko and assistants are great.
Pablo F.
Love, love , love my hygienist Lesia she is the best. I have been. Her patient for years she is extremely thorough when cleaning my teeth she really cares. I also love Dr Gelbart and my other dentist […]
Susan W.
This was my first visit to Family Dental in Fishkill. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the ladies at the front desk. I filled out the new client paperwork and was taken in the back to see the […]
Anthony C.
The dentist was wonderful. He had genuine concern and my visit was pain free and he took his time explaining everything he was going to be doing. I’ve been a patient at family dental for over […]
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Margaret and Dr. Oh are the best team in the world. I was terrified at the beginning of my appointment and they made me feel so comfortable. I will be telling anyone that will listen about my […]
Bethany H.
I am very satisfied with the treatment I was provided by Dr. Peter Lucchese. Between the Dr. and Jose, my issues were immediately attended to! Dr. Gelbart – you have a great staff there!!!!
Edward D.
Very professional and kind staff. Everything was done on time and as explained. Felt very well taken care of and understood.
Lauren C.
Front end staff — professional, courteous and efficient. Dentist to dental assistant are knowledgeable, caring, and have great attention to detail. Great dental group — awesome! Thanks a […]
Maricelle D.
The service at the front desk is top notch, very helpful and friendly. Ellen, my hygienist, is the best. She always does a great job.
Steven P.
The dental office is very clean and has a kid friendly atmosphere. The dentist (Dr. Hinkle) and his assistant (Gladys) went above and beyond to make my three kids comfortable.
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I’ve been here on multiple occasions in a short period of time and have always had a pleasant experience. Every staff member I’ve crossed paths with has been kind, professional, and […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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