Root Canal Therapy In Buffalo, NY

Are your teeth sensitive to temperature? Are you experiencing pain in your tooth or gums? Is the gum line around your tooth swelling? These are all signs and symptoms of root canal issues. Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States. Almost 14 million procedures are performed every year. Root canal therapy is important, as it will help save your natural teeth and prevent you from having to get dental implants.
At the center of your tooth is pulp.  Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.  Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.  In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth.  Sometimes an endodontic problem can exist without warning signs. In these cases, a Digital X-ray taken during a routine dental checkup will reveal the tooth damage.  However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged.

The staff at Family Dental Center has years of experience offering root canal therapy to patients. After you are seen by the dentist and it is confirmed that you are in need of root canal therapy, we will discuss the course of action that will be taken.


A root canal procedure is performed to help save the root structure of your existing tooth so that it may ultimately support a crown. This prevents extractions, which will leave you with missing teeth that may require more costly treatments down the line, such as implants or bridges.

During a root canal treatment, a local anesthetic is applied to the affected tooth and surrounding area, a small hole is drilled through the top of your tooth into the inner chamber where the infected tissue is removed. The chamber is cleaned out and filled with an elastic material and medication to prevent further infection. After, the hole is filled, a crown will most likely be needed to permanently fill the hole. Most patients experience little to no discomfort.

If you have a concern with your teeth, please call the staff at Family Dental Center and schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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