Root Canal in Gasport, NY

Root canals have a bad reputation; however, the popular opinion of root canals as being very painful is an outdated one. With modern techniques and technologies, Dr. Igor Kaplansky performs endodontic treatments safely and predictably.

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we use a rotary endodontic method. The use of rotary endodontics represents an advancement in technology that can greatly increase the efficacy of root canal therapy. At our practice, conveniently located within reach of Lockport, Middleport, and Medina residents, our team routinely saves natural teeth using root canals.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal can be used to treat many different ailments of the tooth and may be necessary in several different circumstances. You may need a root canal if:

  • You’ve suffered an injury to your tooth.
  • Your tooth has been affected by severe decay.
  • Your tooth has become broken or cracked.

What these circumstances have in common is that they could all lead to a breaching and infection of the inside of the tooth, also known as the pulp. The tooth’s nerve could also become infected.

Unfortunately, these are not the only instances in which you may need a root canal. In fact, some infections of the tooth could go unnoticed for years. Symptoms of infection may include:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Pain that comes and goes
  • A recurring pimple at the gum line
  • Darkening of the infected tooth

Only an experienced dentist like Dr. Kaplansky can officially determine the need for a root canal. He will listen carefully to your symptoms, evaluate your condition, and take x-rays to determine if endodontic treatment is necessary.

What Is a Root Canal?

If Dr. Kaplansky determines that a root canal is the best way to save your tooth, he will give you a numbing agent so that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. He will then use a handheld rotary tool to carefully remove the infected debris. Dr. Kaplansky chooses to use a rotary endodontic tool because it allows him to command more control during the procedure.

He then thoroughly cleans and disinfects the inside of your tooth before filling it with a sealer paste and a special dental rubber. Your tooth will then be finished with a filling or crown.

A root canal serves to bolster the tooth’s structure and cure the tooth of infection. Having a root canal can also help prevent further problems from developing, including bone loss around the root of the tooth and even loss of the tooth.

Call Our Office Today!

You don’t have to live with the pain of an infected tooth! Call our dental office near Lockport, NY at 716-772-7500 today to schedule your personal consultation.