Expert Endodontic Care

If you visit our West Seneca dentist office needing help with an infected tooth, Dr. Bartos and our team might recommend root canal therapy to clean out the infection and protect the tooth. If so, don’t worry – we’ll take care of the treatment right here in our office.

What Is the Root Canal Procedure?

To start, we’ll numb the immediate area to make sure that you don’t feel anything more than some pressure while we work. Then we drill into the tooth to clean out the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name). Once we feel sure we’ve gotten the infection out, we fill the canals with an antibiotic to seal out future infection. We’ll get you fitted for a permanent crown during this appointment, and while we wait for the lab to make that, we’ll place a temporary to protect your tooth. Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll come back to the office for placement. The crown gives your tooth extra protection and strength.

Comfort During the Procedure

We do all we can to provide you with a pain-free root canal. Before we begin, we numb the area around the infected tooth very thoroughly. All you should feel is some pressure once the area is numb. If at any time you feel more than that, let us know so we can give you additional numbing medication. Also let us know if you’d like us to work at a slower pace – your comfort is a top priority.

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