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Endodontist - Irvington - Tarrytown

What is endodontic treatment?

A tooth's nerve is not vitally important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

Endodontic treatment does not have to be an uncomfortable experience. We understand that hearing the words "root canal" makes some people uneasy. With modern and competent treatment, discomfort and anxiety need not be a part of your experience. By taking time to listen to our patients and address your concerns, we take pleasure in relieving you of the normal uneasiness associated with your endodontic needs.

What is the cause of a root canal infection?

Each tooth has internal channels that carry a nerve, or the pulp, to bring nutrients to the tooth. When the nerve is damaged, it can die. The tooth then dies, and it can pose a risk for infection. If left untreated, infection could spread to the gum and adjacent teeth causing discomfort and destroy the surrounding hard and soft tissues. In this case, a patient can choose extraction or root canal therapy.

How do I know if I need a root canal treatment?

Do you have a toothache? Have you been told that you need a root canal? Dr. Shay Markovitch practices conservative, comfortable dentistry, so he will only recommend a root canal when it is the best option.

Can root canal treatments stop discomfort and can they restore your tooth?

As a conservative option, root canal therapy allows the patient to retain the natural tooth. Dr. Shay Markovitch may use rotary endodontics or a laser for comfortable, efficient root canal therapy. She will gently remove the damaged pulp from the tooth and replace it with inert material. Filling the tooth keeps infection from setting in while returning structure and strength. In most cases, the procedure involves crowning the affected tooth to protect it from further damage and restore comfort.

Don’t Let it Wait

Often patients think if they give it a few days, the pain will simply go away. Rarely does dental pain stop by itself. Waiting to visit our restorative dental practice will mean more discomfort and possibly, more invasive procedures. The sooner your visit our office, the better our chances of correcting the problem conservatively.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you currently suffer with severe tooth pain, or would like a second opinion about a root canal, call Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts dental office today. Our conservative dental procedures and gentle comfort measures will ensure that you get the treatment you need and the peace of mind you deserve.


If you need a second opintion then call our office. Please bring your x-rays or arrange for them to be sent to our office.