At PDADental, we are proud to provide comprehensive dental services for your family and take the most conservative approach possible to your care. When decay has exceeded the point of a restoration with a filling or dental crown and has infected the nerve center (pulp) of the tooth, endodontic treatment is often required. Our board-certified endodontist is highly trained and specializes in root canal therapy to treat infected teeth and save them from requiring an extraction. A root canal relieves tooth pain and restores health by removing infected pulpal tissue, cleansing the canals of the roots, and sealing the tooth to preserve the outer structure. Treating infected teeth with root canal therapy can also prevent the infection from entering your bloodstream and impacting your system health and wellness.
Thanks to modern technology, receiving a root canal procedure is more comfortable than ever. Our endodontist takes special care to numb your tooth and jaw thoroughly for a pleasant and stress-free visit. Get the gentle, personalized root canal care you need to save your smile and return function to your infected tooth. If you or a family member are in need of root canal therapy, we invite you to talk to our friendly team today to schedule your visit to our spa-like practice conveniently located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I went to Dr. Cohen for an emergency root canal. I was nervous - cause really, who likes dental work? - but he really put me at ease! He was friendly, gentle and fun to talk with. The procedure was quick and painless, and I felt like I was in really good hands! The front desk staff was great, too - the woman I spoke with on the phone was really sympathetic and managed to find me a next day appointment and the woman who accepted my payment was really thorough explaining the costs involved and what I could expect to have covered by my insurance."- K.L. / Yelp / Jun 07, 2013
"I have been a patient for over 3 years and initially came to them on a recommendation after a bad tooth infection. I suspect that my previous dentist drilled my cavities too far, killed a nerve and caused the problem. Premiere Dental saw me right away, took care of the issue (unfortunately involved root canals & surgery) and have been professional and reliable ever since. The staff is friendly, competent, and truly seem like they both care about customer service and enjoy working there. The offices are also clean and up to date. You really can't find a better practice. Trust me, I know how a bad dentist can ruin things, it's best to do your research. I can't recommend them enough. Oh - and FYI my doctor is Doctor Quiong and my hygienist is Alma (I previously had Sherry who is also excellent)."- C.L. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2009
"Best dentist office ever!!! I was super nervous for my appt because I haven't been to the dentist since I was under my parents' insurance (I'm in my mid 30s now). So yeah, super nervous and super embarrassed. I expected to get scolded with a long lecture but I got the opposite. Mercedes greeted me, led me to the exam room and gave me advice on what to do. Calmed my nerves down and was so caring. Dr. Elkin was also super sweet and helpful. I had to come back a week later to get a root canal. Dr. Cohen made the experience as great as can be. When I came back for my post-root canal checkup and filling yesterday, Mercedes greeted me again and helped Dr. Elkin throughout the appt. It was great to see the same faces again. I had my husband and 3 year old daughter come to this practice as well. My husband wasn't happy with his diagnosis but when he went to get a second opinion from a family friend, they confirmed this place is legit. My daughter had a wonderful experience as well. The staff really knows what they're doing, no matter what age the patient is. I highly recommend this practice to all ages and for the entire family. They have specialists for everything! For general checkups, root canals, teeth cleaning, kids appts, all the way down to the finance dept. They give you a breakdown of what insurance covers vs what you need to pay out of pocket. I actually look forward to my dentist appts now. Even the root canals."- C.G. / Yelp / Dec 29, 2016
"Fantastic Full Service Dentist Office. I've had plenty of dental work done - everything from cleanings to root canals and they always take extra precaution to make sure it's as pleasant as it can be. I am a huge fan of their staff and their service."- T.G. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2018
"So I am ashamed to say that I haven't been to the dentist since 2006. Yeah long story. But I decided it was time to change that and took advantage of my jobs exceptional insurance and I am so glad that I choose Premier to reintroduce myself to dentistry. I happened to like the front desk staff and if you think this staff is unprofessional I'd hate to see you visit some of the places I've been to. I forgot who took my x-rays but she was extremely sweet.Sherri, was my hygienist and she gave me my entire life. She was so knowledgable and explained every thing so that it made absolute sense. I am now fanatic about flossing as a result, but she was gentle, stern, and honest. She made the cleaning as easy as possible and explained things to me along the way. Dr. Danzi! Can I make her my dentist for life. She was so personable and cheerful. She was honest about my teeth and didn't recommend unnecessary procedures. After 8 years I walked out only needing a wisdom teeth pulled (because its growing into another tooth). Mind you a doctor 8 years ago wanted to pull all 4 before they had grown in. I have to get a root canal as a result of that rogue wisdom tooth. who leaves happy about that!? Me! I highly recommend this office. It's clean, convenient, and perfect for those who dislike visiting the dentist."- T.R. / Yelp / Mar 20, 2014
A root canal may be needed in patients who have extensive decay (that affects the pulp), a cracked or deeply fractured tooth, physical trauma to the mouth or jaw, or an abscessed (infected) tooth. By seeking care as early as possible, patients can minimize the extent of damage and reduce the need for an extraction and tooth replacement. Leaving an infected tooth untreated increases the risk of bone damage surrounding the tooth, as well as systemic illness. Contact PDADental right away if you or your loved one has any indication of an infected tooth. Our gentle touch and calm chairside manner can allow you to undergo a positive, relaxed visit when needing root canal therapy.
Though some patients exhibit no indication of an oral problem, the following signs and symptoms are commonly associated with the need for root canal therapy:
- Swelling in the face or jaw
- Tooth pain or ache
- Dull, throbbing, or intermittent pain
- Pain when biting down
- Pimple-like bump on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Darkening (graying) or tooth discoloration
What To Expect
Throughout your entire root canal procedure, our PDADental team will remain committed to keeping you as comfortable and relaxed as possible. After our endodontist thoroughly numbs the area, he will create a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the infected tissue. Using advanced techniques and technologies that allow him to visualize internal portions of your tooth, he will clear out the diseased pulp and sterilize the canals within the tooth. The tooth and roots will then be filled with a material to strengthen the structure from within and then sealed with a sedative material. Once the tooth fully heals, we will place a custom restoration to protect the tooth and restore its function.
In the few days following your root canal therapy, you may experience slight swelling in the jaw, but any tooth pain you were feeling prior to the procedure should be relieved. Nonprescription anti-inflammatory medication and cold compresses to the jaw can increase your comfort as you heal. A prescription for antibiotics may also be given to treat your infected tooth and keep it from impacting your general health and wellness. After our endodontist has determined that your tooth is fully healed, our general and cosmetic dentists can talk with you about your restorative options for protecting the tooth as the tooth will be at a higher risk for breaking from this point forward. Crowns are typically recommended as they offer full coverage and protection for your tooth, and are often completed in a single visit with our advanced CAD/CAM system. When you visit PDADental for your routine cleanings and exams, our skilled team will continue to monitor your root canal-treated tooth.
PDADental works with most PPO insurance plans and will get in touch with your provider to learn if coverage is offered for root canal therapy. Before beginning your treatment, we will provide an insurance estimate and let you know about any anticipated personal costs. Our full-service practice strives to make your family's care convenient and affordable and offers a range of payment options, including low-interest patient financing solutions.
Root Canal Therapy
Modern technology has greatly enhanced the root canal experience, making it more comfortable, precise, and efficient than ever. Root canal therapy is a routine procedure our highly trained endodontist uses to save infected teeth and lessen the need for more complex future care. If you have tooth pain or believe a tooth may be infected, schedule a visit at PDADental in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY today for the personalized care you need.