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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I had a lot of fear about going to the dentist as I had a very bad experience with another dental office in CT and since then have been pretty afraid of dental work. The person I initially spoke with […]
Karine G.
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 […]
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I was so scared about my oral surgery even though i was being sedated. Margaret was absolutely wonderful to me as was Dr. Oh. Thank good ness for their understanding and letting my boyfriend stay […]
Ellen B.
This was one of the best dental experiences I have had. The cleaning by hygienist Nikole was outstanding and thorough. The examination by Dr. Kesselman was extremely informative and genuine. The […]
Eric B.
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 20 […]
Michelle B.
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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Perfectionist
Deborah H.
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.
Carmine G.
All the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Catherine B.
I have been a patient of Family Dental Group Fishkill for about 7 years. I have had dental problems my entire life and have been worked on by numerous dentists. I have never had a better dentist work […]
Joseph R.
Dr Hinkle sees all three of my daughters and he is amazing! He is so good with them and does a great job! Would recommend him to anyone! My 6 year old had a lot of work done by someone else and was […]
Holly A.
Excellent. The staff and professionals are very knowledgeable and friendly
Michael S.
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, […]
Anthony C.
Family Dental Group has provided outstanding care to our children!
Aiden M.
I loved the service and treatment that I received a the facility/clinic of the Family Dental Group located in Fishkill.
Michael G.
I went in on 8/30/17 for an initial consultation. I saw Drs. Oh, Ayuke, and Chernim. I was told all my teeth needed to come out (about 15 that were left). The consultation lasted about 2 hours total […]
James G.
my family ALWAYS has a wonderful experience. Nicole is the BEST.
Janean P.
Dr. Bryan is awesome and amazing!! He talked to my 5 year old and explained everything he was going to do before he did it without scaring him. He gained my sons trust quickly which is very difficult […]
Ashley F.
they know exactly what to do … they don’t waste any time they like to help
Ruba A.
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 […]
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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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