Our endodontists at Rockland Endodontics have performed over 20,000 successful root canals, so you know you’re in the best of hands. With root canal therapy, performed at our Pearl River Endodontic Office, we gently remove the infected or inflamed pulp and then carefully shape and sterilize the inside of the canal with nickel-titanium rotary instruments. The canal is filled and sealed with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. For your comfort, we use virtually silent electric handpieces that work with minimum vibration. In addition, our piezoelectric ultrasonic equipment features diamond-coated tips, the small size of which preserves the tooth’s structure and provides more precise treatment.
We can perform most root canals in a single visit; the more complex cases require a second appointment. Once your root canal therapy has been completed, we will send a written report, along with post-treatment X-ray images, to your referring dentist. You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until your Rockland endodontist provides you with a permanent restoration. We also perform root canal retreatment, if necessary, thereby avoiding surgical intervention.
Pearl River Endodontic Treatment
When you look at your teeth in the mirror, you see the crown. The remainder of your tooth, the portion beneath the gum line, is the root. The outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin and the inside channel, or root canal is a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. The root canal is responsible for forming the surrounding dentin and enamel during tooth development.
Pearl River Root Canal Therapy is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This results most commonly from deep cavities called caries, repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips. If pulp inflammation or infection goes untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. Symptoms of pulp damage include: prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or tenderness of the tooth, or swelling or tenderness of adjacent gums.