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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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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