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.
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Read Dr. Aibel’s Patient Testimonials
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Deborah C
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the procedure was!! The staff (Brittany) was friendly and outgoing…it was evident they loved their job!!! Dr Aibel was excellent, caring and personable throughout the entire time. This procedure was not at all as scary as I thought it would be! Thanks so much!!
- Deborah C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Joannr S
Root canal treatment yesterday was painless. Everyone was very nice and very professional. No discomfort at all since procedure. I have always had a high level of anxiety when visiting the dentist - having this procedure go so well will go a long way in lessening that anxiety going forward.
- Joannr S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Neal S
I have had root canals buy four different doctors. Two are now retired and one is still practicing. Dr. Aibel is the fourth. Without question Dr. Aibel rises above the rest. From appointment scheduling to procedure completion the process is smooth, efficient, professional always with focus on patient comfort. Staff and patient interaction is excellent, questions always answered in a friendly caring manner. The Capital district is fortunate to have Dr. Aibel providing such great endodontic dental care.
- Neal S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jason Schneider S
Getting a root canal is not something you look forward to, but everyone at Aibel Endodontics made it as pleasant and efficient as it could possibly be. The intake staff, dental assistants and Dr. Aibel himself were all very friendly and totally professional, and the entire procedure was accomplished in about 1 hour. Outstanding, and highly recommended.
- Jason Schneider S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Lauren I
Everything was handled well from start to finish. Though root canal is not something to be enjoyed, I felt like I was in good hands all the way and that Dr. Aibel was an expert. I have minimal discomfort and did not need to take anything for pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Aibel and his office to anyone.
- Lauren I
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By michael k
Capable, friendly staff. First rate experience from start to finish. Perhaps I was just lucky but zero discomfort. Highly recommend Dr Aibel and team.
- michael k
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Mary C
Excellent customer service from phone call to schedule, check in, root canal procedure and wrap up. Well-trained, caring, knowledgeable, professional staff 100%. Thank you for doing what you do & making my experience a VERY positive one. You have a new fan!
- Mary C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Lorraine D
This being my first root canal I was very nervous and unsure what to expect. Dr Aibel and his assistant Brittany were very kind, calming and comforting explaining the procedure and it’s execution. Jackie handled the scheduling very thoroughly explaining what would happen and what to expect. All members of this team were very kind and amiable. It was a most positive painless dental experience.
- Lorraine D
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Ron A
Solid professional office. As best as it gets. Grateful to have someone with Dr Abeils talents providing my endodontic care. He’s not very talkative but a nice guy. Main thing is getting job done well
- Ron A
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Janice R
Wonderful, excellent, professional, courteous. Would highly recommend Dr.Aibel, he is great!
- Janice R
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Janice R
Excellent service Front staff very friendly and professional Would highly recommend Dr. Label. He is wonderful!!!!!
- Janice R
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Colleen A
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Anne S
Efficient, friendly. staff. Dr. Aibel explained the procedure and commented on its progress, which was reassuring. He forwarded the results to my general dentist almost immediately; this was helpful and unusual. I can’t say having a root canal was fun, but this was pain free, discomfort free, and quickly accomplished.
- Anne S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By ANN MARIE I
Dr. Aibel and his assistant were friendly, welcoming, patient, and willing to explain in detail my procedure. Thank you.
- ANN MARIE I
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Diane R
Excellent chair-side manner especially by Brittany. She was wonderful explaining all of it as we went along plus she added in music that I liked ! Hope I never have to go back for another but I would have 100% confidence in Dr Aibel's operation/practice. Thank you.
- Diane R
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Elaine D
This was an excellent experience. Very professional and organized.
- Elaine D
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Laura F
If you have to have a root canal, this is the place to have it. No pain at all. Really! Wish Dr. Aibel could be my regular dentist. Awesome!
- Laura F
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Eileen T
I was very satisfied with the root procedure done.
- Eileen T
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Charles C
Outstanding experience with a very sore mouth. Extremely professional . Highly recommend them to everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Charles C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jean F
Wonderful experience.....Dr Aibel was able to save my tooth!!! His assistant was great as well.
- Jean F