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Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Pearl River, NY

We understand that root canal therapy sounds daunting. However, it’s actually nothing to fear! Root canals are a common, simple procedure that actually alleviates tooth pain and preserves your natural tooth. At Pearl River Family Dentistry, we perform gentle, advanced root canal therapy to get your smile back to feeling its best!

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Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

Root canal therapy is needed when the inner tissue (pulp) of your tooth becomes severely infected or damaged. There are many things that may cause this, such as serious tooth decay, dental trauma, a broken tooth, large fillings, and more.


A root canal can save your natural tooth, so it’s important to know what symptoms to look out for in case you need one. If you have any of these symptoms, we recommend that you call our office as soon as possible, so we can determine if you need a root canal and act quickly.

  • Dull or Sharp Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
  • Red, Swollen Gums
  • Sensitive Bump Near a Tooth
  • Sudden Tooth Discoloration (Blackening of Tooth)

The Root Canal Process

It’s a common misconception that root canals are a painful procedure when, in fact, it’s the damaged or infected tooth that is causing the discomfort. When we perform root canals, we work with a gentle touch and fully numb the area so the most you’ll feel is slight pressure while we work! Once we numb your mouth, we’ll make a small hole in the top (chewing surface) of your tooth. Through this hole, we’ll remove and clean out the tissue inside your tooth’s canals. Then, we’ll use a gutta-percha filling to fill in the space where the tissue once was to prevent future infection. If needed, we’ll also place a dental crown over your tooth for additional protection.

The Cost of Root Canal Therapy

The cost of root canal treatment depends on how many teeth need one and your overall oral health. When you visit our office for a consultation, we’ll examine your smile and provide you with an accurate cost estimate based on your unique needs. Then, we’ll go over our flexible financial options to help you fit a healthy, pain-free smile into your budget.