Root Canals

Your best defense to saving your natural tooth.
A smiling couple who are free from tooth pain after root canal therapy

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is used to save and repair a tooth that is either badly decayed or infected. The treatment includes removing the nerve and pulp, and cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth.

See our root canal specialist, Dr. Marsheh.

At Midtown Dental Excellence we have an extensively trained and qualified Endodontist as part of our massive team of specialists, making your root canal procedure even more convenient!

Your Guide to Root Canal Therapy

The Cause | The Symptoms | The Treatment
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Why Might I Need a Root Canal?

You may be referred to our endodontist for a root canal if you have suffered a tooth injury, have extreme decay or the pulp space inside your tooth is exposed to the outside, infecting the tissue.

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What Symptoms Does it Treat?

Our specialist will be able to treat the pain, soreness, and sensitivity caused by large cavities, a fractured tooth, or anything affecting the inside of your tooth (the pulp) that requires a root canal.

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What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

Our endodontic treatments, including root canals, offer a more conservative approach. During root canal therapy, we remove diseased and dead nerve tissue to restore your tooth to life.

‘‘The doctors and staff are very kind and professional and make me feel very comfortable when I am there in their care.’’

- Josette F. (5-star Review)

Have Questions About Root Canal Therapy?

Get the answers straight from our endodontist!
  • How painful is a root canal?
    Many feel root canal procedures are painful, but the majority of patients report that the treatment is comfortable. We have a variety of techniques to make you comfortable and your root canal painless, such as anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
  • How successful are root canals?
    Root canal treatments are highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Treated teeth can be viable for many years after a root canal when they are restored properly with a post, core, and crown. Consistent routine dental visits are always recommended to ensure the health of the tooth.
  • Are there any potential complications with root canal treatments?
    In some cases, a new infection can emerge after a root canal despite the best efforts to clean and properly seal the tooth. Sometimes a retreatment procedure can be successful, other times endodontic surgery must be tried in order to save the tooth.
  • Does my tooth require a restoration after root canal treatment?

    A dental restoration offering full coverage protection such as a dental crown is the appropriate and the recommended restoration in addition to a post and core to give the treated tooth the strength to function like the rest of your teeth in your mouth!

Have even more questions about root canal therapy? Get the answers to your top 5 root canal questions.

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