Root Canal Treatment in New York City
Endodontics serving Midtown East, Upper East Side & Surrounding Areas
We keep patient’s smiles healthy and happy by working with some of the best endodontists in the area. A root canal is one of the most common treatments performed every year and it can prevent the need for dental implants, crowns, and bridges.
What Does Root Canal Treatment Involve?
We perform root canal procedures to treat a variety of oral conditions, including:
- Infected or damaged pulp
- Red, inflamed, bleeding gums
- Severe pain and discomfort in the affected area
When you come in for your initial visit, we’ll complete a full examination to get a better idea of your symptoms and conditions. We’ll also utilize our digital x-rays to determine which tooth or teeth are problematic and come up with a treatment plan together. We may also prescribe medication to relieve the pain and reduce inflammation in your gums.
Different Types of Root Canal Treatments
- A nonsurgical primary root canal treatment – the main treatment to eliminate the infected pulp of the tooth.
- An apicoectomy - this microsurgical procedure involves the removal of the root and tissue of the tooth. We would perform an apicoectomy if the nonsurgical treatment option fails.
- A pulpectomy – this is done when the entire pulp must be removed and the tissues surrounding will be additionally be eliminated from the crown and root.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
General soreness and high sensitivity on your teeth are normal after the first few days preceding a root canal procedure. To relieve the pain at home, we recommend taking over-the-counter pain medication to reduce discomfort. If pain persists, please do not hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible.
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Q:How long does a root canal take?
A:Generally, patients can expect to be at Dr. Lazare’s NY office for root canal therapy for a total of approximately two hours. Preparation, including numbing and administration of medications, requires about 30 minutes, while the root canal procedure itself takes about 90 minutes. During endodontic treatments, patients can watch TV shows or movies to pass the time.
Q:Do root canals hurt?
A:Most patients report tooth nerve pain before the root canal as bacteria damage the structures of the inner tooth and infiltrate large nerves, causing root canal infection. Root canal pain is less common, but insufficient numbing can cause pain during the procedure.
Pain can occur following root canal treatment if some bacteria remain, or an injury such as tooth root fracture exists. Throbbing pain after root canal treatment might be the result of damage caused by an infection that remains after a root canal and dental crown placement.
Q:How much does a root canal cost?
A:The total cost for a root canal treatment in NY is usually $1,000-$2,000 but will depend on many factors. These include the case severity, whether or not the dentist or endodontist is performing re-treatment, and wherein New York City City the procedure is being completed.
Additionally, the complexity of the case and the patient’s dental insurance will also contribute to the total cost. When a root canal is performed, the tooth may be crowned or covered above the gum line by an artificial tooth. The labs that create crowns charge different prices for their services.
Q:Why do I have a hard lump on my gums after root canal treatment?
A:A bump can form on the gums following root canal treatment if the infection remains, causing an abscess that must be treated. An abscess might appear like a white spot or a pimple on the gums that contains pus following a root canal. Typically, this is indicative that a dental fistula has formed after a root canal. The fistula forms on the gum as the bacterial infection attempts to leave the gums and exit the body.
Because lumps on the gums can be attributed to other issues after a root canal treatment, like swelling from the procedure, a cyst, or other dental issues, Dr. Lazare should see the patient at his Manhattan practice to diagnose the issue.
Q:Why is my tooth still sensitive to cold after a root canal?
A:A patient many experience phantom nerve pain after a root canal, or if the root canal fails, there may still be bacteria present within the tooth or roots. This can cause pain and sensitivity because healthy, live tissue becomes damaged by the infection. Other patients who experience a lot of facial swelling after a root canal may be sensitive to cold or other sensations because other nerves have been impacted by inflammation due to the immunological response to the infection.
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“From the minute I walk in Ilda and Ariel greet me with such a warm and enthusiastic welcome. Well, it just makes my day. Then there's Dr. Marc Lazare who sets the tone. He was so gentle and explained every step of the process so I wouldn't worry.”- Mimi
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