Learn more about endodontic treatments
With over 25 years of dental experience, Dr. Michael J. Geremino and his staff are professional and dedicated to your endodontic treatments. Dr. Geremino has been performing modern root canal therapy since 1990. He attends continuing education course every year to stay on top of the latest advances in materials and techniques. Patients appreciate the work being done “in-house” rather than sent somewhere else.
My dentist recommended a root canal. What is that?
When you get a cavity or chip your tooth, not only does it affect the outside of your tooth, but if left unchecked or undetected, it can affect the pulp of your tooth, the blood vessels which help build and restore your teeth from the inside. The pulp of your tooth can become infected as a result of trauma, decay, cracking, chipping, and repeated dental procedures.
Symptoms include a visible injury or swelling of the gum and tissue around your tooth, temperature sensitivity, or pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, don't worry. The affected tissue can be treated non-surgically to eliminate the affected pulp with the procedure known as a root canal. A root canal is a very common dental procedure that can save your tooth and prevent a need to replace the tooth with an implant or bridge. This is done by removing the affected pulp and thoroughly cleaning and sealing the root system of your tooth. Your tooth and gums will be numbed with local anesthesia for this procedure, and it typically only requires one or two visits, depending on the extent of the treatment required. There is a 90+% success rate, and if endodontic treatment is unlikely to be successful, we will let you know during your consultation.