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If you are currently considering a root canal procedure, our dental team is ready to provide practical, effective solutions for your current situation.
We work with you and your family to deliver cost-effective and practical options that suit your schedule and your needs perfectly. Our team of dentists is qualified to perform root canals and other treatments that will relieve pain and help you get back to your normal, everyday routine. We are committed to providing you with the best dental services and the right options for your needs now and in the future.
Why Choose a Root Canal?
Root canals are procedures that remove the pulp, nerves and other tissue from the inside of the tooth to eliminate pain and to provide you with a way to preserve your natural tooth. These procedures fall under the category of endodontic treatment, which means that they treat issues with the interior structure of the tooth. By working with a root canal dentist in our office, you will be able to make the best decision to fix your decayed or damaged tooth. We will be there to support you throughout the process.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Consulting with our team is the best first step to take in order to determine what treatment options are right for your issues. Schedule an appointment right away if you are currently experiencing any of the following problems:
- Severe pain radiating from a single tooth or from your gums or jaw
- Excessive sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages or to pressure on your tooth
- Pain that increases when you bite down or that wakes you up from sleep
- Swelling at the gums or jawline
- Discoloration of your tooth or a visible cavity in your tooth
Root canals are often recommended solutions for these and other symptoms. Our team is available to provide practical and cost-effective recommendations for treatments that will address your problems now. The idea is to help you to save your tooth and promote the strongest and healthiest bite in the future.
Do the Dentists in Fishkill Perform Root Canals?
The dentists in our office are qualified to perform most root canals right at our office. If you need specialized care, however, we may refer you to an oral surgeon or to an endodontist who has in-depth training in the latest techniques for restoring your tooth to full functionality. These services can sometimes be more expensive and may require a longer wait to be seen, but ultimately it may be your best choice. We will work with you to determine the most practical and cost-effective solutions for your needs.
What Are the Steps of the Root Canal Process?
You will typically go through several different steps during your procedure, which may take between one and two hours depending on the amount of work to be done. Anesthesia may be applied to allow you to sleep through the process, which will eliminate all pain and will provide you with the most relaxing experience. In other cases, however, your dentist may recommend local anesthetics that will numb your mouth during the procedure. Precautions will be taken to prevent bacteria and debris present in your mouth from entering the area to be treated.
Your dentist will then make a small hole in the crown of your tooth and will extract pulp, nerve endings and infected tissue to leave the center of your tooth empty and clean. Water or another disinfecting fluid will be used to irrigate the inside of your tooth and to clean it thoroughly before gutta-percha is used to fill the canals of the roots of your tooth. A root canal crown will then be placed over the tooth to protect it from further injury or deterioration after your dental root canal is complete.
What Will My Root Canal Cost?
Root canals vary in cost significantly depending on the tooth, the amount of work needed and the cost of the crown. Our team will work with you at every stage of the process to provide you with accurate estimates of your costs and to ensure that your dental plan pays for as much of these costs as possible. We aim to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses as much as possible to keep your dental care affordable for you and your family.
Understanding the Types of Root Canals
Our patients can also access alternatives to standard root canals, including apicoectomy procedures designed to resolve ongoing issues with previous root canals. Our dental practice also provides pediatric pulpotomy options that remove infected pulp tissue in younger patients while leaving the nerve intact.
How Can You Prepare for Your Dental Root Canal Treatment?
If you are planning to get a root canal in Fishkill, our team will help you to prepare effectively and to reduce your stress during the days before your procedure. Call us today to discuss your needs with our team of experts. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.