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
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.
every one there is great. there very caring and they check on you after every major dental work
Brittany P.
Dr. Saintil and her assistant were excellent. So glad we chose to go here.
Aubrey S.
My very difficult one year old had to have a laser lip tie repair and dr hinkle was absolutely amazing with her. He sees my sensory sensitive son already who is teo and has been for a year now and he […]
Adrianna R.
My visit yesterday was great! Demi and dr Lucchese were so sweet and made me feel at home. I wouldn’t trust any one else with my teeth from now on!
Kailee R.
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.
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.
I broke my front tooth and I went to my regular dentist and he said I’m not working on that. I went a week without my front tooth and I work in costumer service field so imagine that. I decided to […]
Jolanda L.
I would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff is so very helpful. Katie, Rosie, Lisa and Jeannie, just to name a few of the friendly […]
Christina T.
I can’t say enough good things about Family Dental Group ! Everyone is very helpful and they make you feel comfortable ! They take the time to explain every procedure ! I’m never afraid […]
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Go here for dental implants!
Mara G.
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 […]
Vivo L.
Friendly receptionists and professional doctors. Love the way they send emails/texts to confirm appointments. They do such a great job every visit and the experience is always great.
Kelley V.
Appointment was on time. Best novacaine stick I’ve ever had. Friendly staff.
Catherine S.
All the staff were friendly and welcoming.
Catherine 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 […]
Karen I.
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.
Punctual, didn’t wait more than five minutes to be seen. Staff always friendly. Have been using Nikole the hygienist for many years. She is wonderful.
Lora K.
I have enjoyed my visit very much. The staff are very well educated and explain the procedures before doing them. The staff are very friendly and attended to my every need. The environment is very […]
Angelika J.
Had emergency tooth ache and took me that day.
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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
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Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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