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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

Endodontics in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ

Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry provides endodontics in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ.  Learn more about our endodontic services and additional Leading Edge Endodontics locations +

When detected early, endodontic treatment can help save a damaged or infected tooth. When bacteria from tooth decay spreads deep into a tooth, the inner portion – the pulp – can become infected. If this occurs, a root canal can be performed to save the tooth. Root canal therapy – a common endodontic treatment – involves removing the damaged pulp from the inner portion of the tooth, sanitizing the internal areas, and sealing the tooth with a restoration. If you have tooth pain, an infected tooth, or other symptoms, contact our team right away to learn about your treatment options.

Root Canal Treatment

If tooth decay or damage penetrates the tooth pulp, an endodontic procedure, or a root canal, may be needed to repair oral function. A root canal is a service that is performed by experienced endodontists to remove infected tissue from the inner tooth to improve oral health.

Are You a Good Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

There are many symptoms that can identify whether or not a root canal is needed. Some of those symptoms include:

  • Inflamed or tender gums around the tooth
  • Dark spots on the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold substances
  • Pain in or around the area

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it is recommended that you visit your dentist to examine any hidden damage that may require root canal treatment. When left untreated, the infection in the pulp of the tooth can spread and cause additional damage to your oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontics

Are root canals painful?

Anesthesia is used during root canal procedures to numb the infected area before treatment. At Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry, we also offer stronger dental sedation options for patients who have a fear of the dentist or a lower pain tolerance. If you are nervous about a root canal procedure, we encourage you to speak to your dentist so that he or she can answer any questions you may have.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

Root canal procedures can take anywhere from 30-to-90 minutes to complete. The length of treatment will vary based on the tooth and the level of infection that is present.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303 Melville, NY 11747
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901 Mountain Ave, SC-13 Springfield, NJ 07081
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2780 Merrick Rd Bellmore, NY 11710
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