Root Canals in Great Neck & Hicksville, NY

If you need a root canal, you’re likely already in a great deal of pain. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics.

Whether you’ve been part of our dentistry family for years or you’re just searching for “dentists near me” online, our friendly team at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is always happy to help! In addition to root canals, we offer a range of dental restorations for missing teeth, including fillings, veneers, implants, and dental crowns near you.

When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

What is a Root Canal?

“Root canal” has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less intimidating. Root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic treatment, is a procedure to save a tooth before it’s too far gone.

During the treatment, our expertly trained dentists remove the infected or decayed nerves of the tooth. We also go as far as cleaning and sealing the nerve and pulp chamber to ensure our patients are given the highest care possible.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

  • Toothache without a prior cause
  • Throbbing or extreme tooth pain
  • Tooth pain while chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot/cold food and drink
  • Presence of a painful pimple or bump on the gum of a tooth
  • Darkening or discoloration of a tooth over time

Root Canal FAQ

Q. Does getting a root canal hurt?

A. The symptoms a patient has if they need a root canal are much more painful than the actual procedure. Our team will numb the surrounding gum tissue and the tooth to ensure it’s painless. We also offer Nitrous oxide if you’re feeling anxious.

Q. How many dental appointments are required to complete a root canal?

A. The majority of root canals can be completed in a single appointment at any of our offices.

Feel free to give us a call today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our many friendly dentists.

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