Endodontic Treatment

Located in the Financial District of New York City, The Exchange Dental Group makes it easy to receive all the dental treatment you need in one place. Learn more about the endodontic services we provide below.

Why Choose The Exchange Dental Group for Endodontic Care?

Many general dentists offer endodontic treatment, but most don’t have an in-house endodontist. Dr. Alexander is able to handle more complex cases than most general dentists would be able to and has extensive experience in saving teeth. Another benefit of coming to us for root canal treatment is that we can place a new crown on your tooth right at our practice instead of sending you to a restorative dentist elsewhere.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

If you experience persistent tooth pain (a severe toothache) or sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, it could be a sign that you need a root canal. Other indications include swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums, a persistent pimple on the gum, or a darkening of the tooth.

These symptoms suggest that the pulp inside your tooth, containing nerves and blood vessels, may be infected or damaged. Our skilled endodontic specialists use advanced techniques to alleviate pain and save the tooth through root canal treatment, preserving your oral health and restoring your comfort.

Should I Get a Root Canal or an Extraction?

Whether to get a root canal or an extraction depends on the specific condition of the affected tooth and surrounding structures. A root canal is typically recommended when the tooth’s inner pulp is infected or damaged, aiming to save the tooth and preserve its function. Tooth extraction may be considered if the tooth is severely decayed, damaged beyond repair, or causing crowding issues.

At The Exchange Dental Group, our experienced team will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the best treatment options tailored to your individual needs. We prioritize your comfort and oral health to ensure the optimal outcome for your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals

“Do I Need a Crown After a Root Canal?"

In many cases, a dental crown is recommended after a root canal to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. A crown helps restore the tooth’s function, provides added protection, and improves its appearance. Our endodontic specialists will assess your specific case and advise on the most appropriate post-treatment restoration.

“Is it painful?”

Modern root canal treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure. With advanced techniques and technology, our endodontic specialists prioritize your comfort and strive to make the experience as painless as possible.

“How should I prepare before undergoing root canal treatment?”

Before your root canal appointment, it is essential to inform our team of any medical conditions, medications, or allergies you may have. On the day of the procedure, eat a light meal and follow any pre-operative instructions provided by our endodontic specialists.

“What happens if an infected tooth is left untreated?”

Leaving an infected tooth untreated can lead to significant consequences. The tooth infection can spread to surrounding tissues, cause abscess formation, and result in severe pain and swelling. Delaying treatment may also lead to tooth loss, necessitating more extensive dental procedures for restoration.

"How long does a root canal procedure take?"

The duration of a root canal procedure varies depending on the complexity of the case. Generally, it can take one to two appointments to complete the treatment. Our endodontic specialists prioritize thoroughness to ensure the best possible outcome.

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