Root Canal Therapy in Port Chester
A comfortable approach to Root Canals
Dr. Feryal Alidadi performs root canal therapy to save teeth. Her state-of-the-art laser techniques make root canal therapy quick, accurate and comfortable. What’s more, she’ll make sure that when a root canal isn’t really needed, a more conservative treatment is used instead.
With her advanced laser technology Dr. Alidadi usually can complete a root canal in just a single visit. She’ll make sure your root canal is completed properly the first time so that there won’t be a second time. Under normal circumstances a root canal-treated tooth can last you a lifetime.
What’s root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy can save your tooth when decay has already damaged it or will do so. The therapy is performed by removing the pulp from the center of your tooth and filling the cavity. This can prevent a painful infection from developing in the pulp and spreading to other teeth. Root canal therapy can also treat an infection that’s developed into an abscessed tooth.
Laser Root Canal Treatment
With her leading-edge Waterlase laser Dr. Alidadi can perform root canal procedures faster and less painfully than with conventional treatment methods. There is considerably less swelling and bruising when compared to ordinary root canal therapy.
With Waterlase minimally-invasive therapy the root canal disinfection procedure can be done quickly, in only two to three minutes. In fact, Waterlase is the first FDA cleared laser treatment for improved root canal disinfection. Articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association and other dental journals prove that Waterlase root canal treatment is superior to ordinary non-laser chemical methods using bleach that have been performed since the 1920s and take up to 20 to 30 minutes.Back to the top
Symptoms indicating a root canal is needed
Infections of the root canal are one of the most commonly occurring dental problems. Symptoms that you may need root canal therapy include:
- Sensitivity to heat and/or cold
- Pain when chewing or biting food
- Very painful toothache that can keep you up at night
- Swelling in your gums, which may contain blood or pus
- Pain that begins in the tooth and can spread to the jaw, head, ear, etc.
Sometimes you may not experience any pain. During your regular checkup Dr. Alidadi can spot a tooth in trouble early on that will need root canal therapy to save that tooth.
So your first step is digital X-rays, an oral exam and a consultation. Dr. Alidadi wants to make sure you get the right treatment and get all your questions answered.