Lockport NY Dentist
Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC
Gasport, NY Dentist


Signs You May Need a Root Canal

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It often starts as slight sensitivity to hot and cold foods, which may not seem like a big deal. It goes away quickly, right? Next it progresses into a more persistent twinge, however Ibuprofin makes it go away, so not to worry, right? The next thing you know, your tooth is waking you up at night with constant pain. Believe it or not, all of these symptoms were indicators that you might need a root canal in Lockport. What should you do next?

Handling Dental Pain

Pain is your body's way of informing you that something is wrong, and it's no different for your teeth. When you start to feel that ...

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Advanced Technology in Root Canal Treatments

Root Canal Therapy | Gasport NY Dentist

We use 3D Computed Tomography or Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). In dentistry, this is a wonderful new way of exploring what happens inside the tooth before even entering a tooth. It is used for dental implants and it is very successfully used for root canal treatments.

The patient’s tooth is scanned and we can see inside the tooth and see how many canals are there. We can see the shape and the size of these canals and we can measure them. We can also see if any of the nerve canals join together or if they branch out if there is any small accessory canals. That can all be discovered ...

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Listen or Read Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s Podcast Interview!

Topic – Root Canal Treatments

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy!

Podcast Interview:

RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the United States.

In today’s episode, we are speaking with Dr. Igor Kaplansky. Dr. Kaplansky is the founder of ...

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Defeat Dental Anxiety for Good!

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Dental anxiety, dental phobia, fear of dentists – whatever you call it, you know how overwhelming it can be when that feeling takes control, even when common sense tells you that it’s time to get dental care. If dental fear has a hold on you, don’t be embarrassed - millions of people just like you experience some level of dental anxiety.

Putting off any dental treatment – even routine cleanings and checkups – can play havoc with your oral health. We want you to feel confident about managing your own oral health, so we’ve listed some of the more common dental fears and solutions for dealing with them. In each case, ...

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Please, No...Not a Root Canal!

Tooth Pain | Root Canal Gasport NY

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that root canals are the most feared dental procedure. What would we do without root canals and the mileage they provide for making a point about any unpleasant experience?

But are root canals really that bad? Dentistry has come a long way and we’ve seen a lot of clever and innovative advances in the last couple decades. So is it possible that root canals are the only procedure that is still in the dark ages?

Common Root Canal Myths

Myth #1:  Root Canals are Painful

No, no, no! Root canals have definitely benefitted from all the great new advances in dental treatment and techniques. If you’ve ...

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Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

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At some point in our lives, it is likely that we will all experience a dental emergency. If you have active children, there’s a good possibility that you have already made a mad dash to the dentist for immediate treatment.

While we’re talking about kids and dental emergencies, we want to take a moment to stress the importance of wearing mouth guards while playing sports like baseball, football, and soccer. Consider this - dentists estimate that nearly 40% of dental injuries occur while playing sports, and of these injuries, 80% affect the front teeth.

In the years that Dr. Kaplansky has been practicing dentistry, we’ve seen just about every type of dental ...

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