Root Canal Therapy in Port Chester

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If you need root canal treatment, Dr. Alidadi will have you smiling again in no time.

A Comfortable Approach to Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy – White Plains Family DentalDr. Feryal Alidadi performs root canal therapy to save teeth. Her state-of-the-art laser techniques make root canal therapy quick, accurate and comfortable. What’s more, she’ll make sure that when a root canal isn’t really needed, a more conservative treatment is used instead.

With her advanced laser technology, Dr. Alidadi can usually complete a root canal in just a single visit. She’ll make sure your root canal is completed properly the first time so that there won’t be a second time. Under normal circumstances a root canal-treated tooth can last you a lifetime.

What’s Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy can save your tooth when decay has already damaged it, or there’s a potential for decay in the future. The therapy is performed by removing the pulp from the center of your tooth and filling the cavity. This can prevent a painful infection from developing in the pulp and spreading to other teeth. Root canal therapy can also treat an infection that’s developed into an abscessed tooth.

Laser Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Therapy – White Plains Family Dental

The Waterlase® laser makes the root canal procedure faster and more comfortable for the patient.

With her leading-edge Waterlase® laser, Dr. Alidadi can perform root canal procedures faster and less painfully than with conventional treatment methods. There is considerably less swelling and bruising when compared to ordinary root canal therapy.

With Waterlase minimally invasive therapy, the root canal disinfection procedure can be done quickly—in only two to three minutes. In fact, Waterlase is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for improved root canal disinfection. Articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association and other dental journals prove that Waterlase root canal treatment is superior to ordinary, non-laser chemical methods using bleach, which have been performed since the 1920s and take 20 to 30 minutes.

Symptoms Indicating a Root Canal is Needed

Infections of the root canal are one of the most common dental problems. You may need root canal therapy if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to heat and/or cold
  • Pain when chewing or biting food
  • Very painful toothache that can keep you up at night
  • Swelling in your gums, which may contain blood or pus
  • Pain that begins in the tooth and can spread to the jaw, head, ear, etc.

Sometimes you may not experience any pain. Dr. Alidadi checks the teeth for signs of root canal infections during regular checkups.

Your first step is digital X-rays, an oral exam and a consultation. Dr. Alidadi wants to make sure you get the right treatment and get all your questions answered.

To make an appointment, call 914-289-0672 or use the form below.