Root Canal Therapy in Albany
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
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Allison S
I cannot thank Dr. Aibel and staff for such a great experience. The last thing anyone really wants to have is a root canal, but they made it such an easy experience. There was no pain, no discomfort (other than getting numb), and they explained everything in great detail. Dr. Aibel and Carrie (I think) were wonderful, very relaxed and they were attentive in terms of checking in and making sure I was okay. Thank you so very much. I hope I never need another root canal, but if I do, I know where I am going. I would highly recommend this practice.
- Allison S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Lorraine F
Painless and relatively quick procedure. Very professional staff.
- Lorraine F
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Neil P
I`ve had teeth cleanings that were more painful.
- Neil P
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Michael W
Quick, and very professional
- Michael W
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Sara R
This is my second visit to this office and was just as comfortable as my first visit. Dr. Aibel and staff are a pleasure. Very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend friends and family to come here!
- Sara R
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Maria C
The best experience I could expect. Doctor Aibel,Cathy, and everyone were very professional and sympathetic to my pain. I am very grateful to everyone. Thank you.
- Maria C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jose M
Very polite staff and my procedure didn't take as long as I thought. Extremely satisified.
- Jose M
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Yiguan L
Dr. Aibel and Kris really went above and beyond in my procedure. Thank you very much.
- Yiguan L
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Bruce H
All the procedures I have had here have gone well.
- Bruce H
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Ronald S
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