Root Canal Treatment
Aibel Endodontics – Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany NY
Root Canal Treatment Step by Step
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is soft tissue called dental pulp. The pulp is a collection of connective tissue, blood vessels, nerve fibers, and other cells that help to build the surrounding tooth during childhood. Once the tooth is fully mature, the pulp has no significant function.
If this pulp becomes inflamed for infected, pain and swelling may develop. Symptoms may appear as visible swelling, sensitivity to temperature, tenderness to biting, or pain in the tooth and/or jaw. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) to eliminate the diseased pulp.
After completely numbing your tooth, Dr. Aibel gently removes the inflamed or infected pulp from inside of the roots, carefully cleans and shapes the center space in the root, and then seals the space. After the procedure, you will return to your dentist who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth in order to protect and restore it to full function. Your tooth will continue to function like any other tooth.
Root canal treatment is usually completed in one visit, however, multiple visits may be needed depending on the complexity of the treatment and the nature of the pathology. Success for this type of treatment is extremely high. If Dr. Aibel determines that your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.
Read Dr. Aibel’s Patient Testimonials
Patient Testimonial By Bruce B
Assuming all continues to go well - I was very pleased by the level of service and information sharing that I received from Dr. Aibel and his staff. Thank you.
- Bruce B
Patient Testimonial By Beverly C
- Beverly C
Patient Testimonial By Shane S
Very nice, very quick
- Shane S
Patient Testimonial By Patrica S
Prior to my coming to Dr. Aibel I had an extremely negative dental experience elsewhere. Dr aibel made things great for me. The office staff was wonderful. Dr Aibel has given me the most positive dental experience I ever had.
- Patrica S
Patient Testimonial By Hendrika H
Thank you Dr. Aibel for the wonderful care/treatment of 2 root canals this week. Thanks also to your kind, courteous staff. Felt very relaxed and comfortable during the entire procedures. So happy you could save these 2 teeth. God bless!!
- Hendrika H
Patient Testimonial By Mary J
Best in the business! Dr. Aibel is knowledgeable and comfortable with what he does. State of the art equipment and professional staff. Would never go anyplace else.
- Mary J
Patient Testimonial By Annette T
On my initial consultation I was made to feel right at ease. My procedure went without incident! The staff is absolutely professional, understanding and very polite. Dr. Aibel was without a doubt the best dentist for making you feel calm and explaining everything as it's being done. The office is beautiful with the best up to date equipment! I felt no pain before, during or after the procedure. Kudos to Dr. Aibel and his wonderful staff! Thank you to everyone there!
- Annette T
Patient Testimonial By Josh O
- Josh O
Patient Testimonial By Amy L
Dr. Aibel and his staff were very professional, thorough, and kind. I trusted him with my root canal treatment and would return again if needed.
- Amy L
Patient Testimonial By David E
Extremely friendly staff and the Dr had a great “bedside manner”. I was in quite a bit of pain and was able to get a quick appointment which was greatly appreciated!
- David E
Patient Testimonial By John F
- John F
Patient Testimonial By Sibylle K
Wish dr. Aibel did all my original root canals because I wouldn’t be having them redone because of problems. He and his staff are real pros. Highly recommend them
- Sibylle K
Patient Testimonial By Abby M
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Patient Testimonial By Valerie P
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Patient Testimonial By Deborah W
- Deborah W
Patient Testimonial By Tyler V
Awesome job. Quick and painless. The entire staff was great.
- Tyler V
Patient Testimonial By Mike G
Very good.no Dallas fans
- Mike G
Patient Testimonial By Nilesh J
Didn’t feel like I had root canal:)
- Nilesh J
Patient Testimonial By Nicole G
Dr. Aibel and staff are very friendly and explained everything every step along the way.
- Nicole G
Patient Testimonial By Kathy S
- Kathy S