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Endodontics and Micro-Endodontics

Endodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that focuses on root canal treatment. Root canal therapy can be necessary to save a severely decayed or damaged tooth from extraction. When nerves within the pulp of a tooth are infected, it can cause terrible discomfort and put you at risk for a severe infection. The root canal procedure is vital in order to alleviate pain and reduce the threat of extremely serious risks to your overall health that can be caused by an infection or abscess surrounding the affected tooth. With micro-endodontics, our experienced endodontist here at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, Dr. Steven Svetcov, uses a microscope and advanced instrumentation that enable him to see as clearly as possible the small nerve endings and canals that must be treated. This form of endodontic therapy, known as micro-endodontics, can allow for very effective treatment and greater assurance that the smaller areas of the affected teeth and gums are completely cleaned and sealed, which can enhance the potential for a successful and long-lasting outcome.

Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic therapy, commonly known as root canal therapy, may be necessary if you have pain or swelling around a tooth, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, an abscess (severe bacterial infection) surrounding the tooth, and/or severe decay affecting a tooth. This type of damage can often be caused by untreated cavities, decay, cracks and chips, traumatic injuries, or other factors. Root canal therapy may also involve treatment of an abscess, if one is present. In some cases, an infected tooth may not exhibit any symptoms at all, which makes it very important to have regular dental check-ups to identify any potential problems.


Our team employs state-of-the-art endodontic techniques to make your treatment as comfortable and effective as possible. To start your root canal treatment, a local anesthetic will be administered to minimize any discomfort during the process. Dr. Svetcov will then remove the infected nerve tissues from the affected area and sterilize the nerve chamber to destroy any harmful bacteria. The area is then sealed with a strong filling material, and a customized porcelain dental crown will be attached to provide structural reinforcement and protection to the tooth.

Root canal therapy is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures available. This treatment can eliminate the pain that is often present with infected teeth, as well as reduce the risks of tooth loss or other overall health problems associated with tooth infection. Plus, with Dr. Svetcov’s use of micro-endodontics, we can perform root canal therapy with greater precision and accuracy than ever before.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

If you would like more information on micro-endodontics and root canal therapy, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates.