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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The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
The atmosphere is very welcoming and the women at the desk are as helpful as ever!
Kyle S.
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 […]
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This was my first visit to Family Dental. I was greeted nicely as soon as I walked in. Filled out the new client paperwork, and was taken back to see the dentist all within 10 minutes. Dentist, […]
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Great quality in dental care, kind and informative staff and clean office. As someone who has been receiving dental care for 10+ years here, I highly recommend this office!
Noelle T.
Dr. Hinkle was so helpful with finding a solution for my daughter’s teeth. He was patient, kind and considerate and really made her feel comfortable. The procedure was flawless and her teeth look […]
Lisa D.
Perfectionist
Deborah H.
Excellent hygienist and dentist. Friendly, knowledgeable and gentle.
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My experience with Family Dental Group and Dr. Lucchese has been amazing! He truly has been understanding & has done incredible work with me. *My true SMILE has returned because of his wonderful […]
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I have been going to Lesha for years for my hygiene cleaning. She is professional, excellent at what she does, and a super super human being. Family dental should honor her in many ways for her […]
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Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
Judith S.
I don’t mind going to the dentist at all . Everyone is such a pleasure from the girls up front to everyone in back ! Margaret and Christine were making me laugh the whole visit on Wednesday . Great […]
Christine S.
Everyone at this office is fantastic I went in for a root canal which I didn’t want to do after having a bad experience but they made it so easy and painless was in and out and I feel great!! Would […]
Emily D.
Pleasant experience.
David M.
I live 1 1/2 hours north of Fishkill Family Dental , but I chase Dr. Lucchese down here because the drive is worth it. He’s busy because he knows his practice AND has an excellent bedside manner. […]
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The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
Jenny C.
Really nice receptionist. The oral surgeon was pleasant.
Anonymous
All the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Catherine B.
I had a great experience at the Family Dental Group Fishkill. The staff was great – kind and cordial. My doctor was great as well. I would definitelt recommend this dental group.
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In an expression of utmost gratitude I would like to thank Dr. Gelbart & his amazing staff for their contribution to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. A donation of nearly 1000 toothbrushes […]
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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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