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 or Dr. Moshman 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 Drs. Aibel or Moshman 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 Peter G
Very pleased with everything.
- Peter G
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Diane A
Dr. Aibel and his staff made the procedure very understandable and comfortable. Thank you.
- Diane A
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Phil V
- Phil V
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Diane Corbett C
Thank you so much for taking me in right away and taking care of the tooth.
- Diane Corbett C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Samuel B
The service could not have been better. The staff were all very nice which surely helped me get through what otherwise could have been an unpleasant experience.
- Samuel B
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Karen S
- Karen S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Roger W
Thanks! Dr. Aibel and his experienced staff made my root canal procedure as pleasant as one could be. Professional, caring, and kind. Appointments were on time!! I highly recommend this team of great people!
- Roger W
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Barbara F
- Barbara F
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By William M
- William M
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Barbara P
My experience with Aibel Endodontics was outstanding. From my initial phone call to schedule my first visit until the end of my treatment, I was extremely pleased and impressed with the staff and the services I received. Katie, the scheduling coordinator, was very pleasant, patient and helpful. I felt I got to know her after the numerous conversations we had dealing with her answering my questions and doing the scheduling. Catie, the Dental Assistant, was also very nice. She appeared very experienced and was very efficient. I was impressed with the way she and Dr. Aibel worked as a team. During my procedure, the communication between them was pleasant, professional and calming. And. I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Aibel. I only have wonderful things to say about his manner and professionalism. After my consultation, I had every confidence in him There was no hesitation on my part that I trusted him to perform my root canal. As I approached my procedure I remained comfortable and calm. And, as I expected, the root canal went extremely well. Catie and Dr. Aibel went over everything and explained what would be involved. Again, I was impressed in the manner in which they worked as a team. Of course, one of the best parts of my experience was that I had absolutely no pain whatsoever after all was said and done! I truly recommend Aibel Endodontics for their care and service.
- Barbara P
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Peter L
No problems so far
- Peter L
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Colleen S
Much better ease and comfort having a root canal done by Dr. Aibel than at a standard dentist office.
- Colleen S
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Phil A
- Phil A
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By kevin E
The procedure was completed a week ago. No discomfort both during and after. Staff and Dr. Aibel were quite accommodating, and provided detail regarding the procedure that helped me better understand what was involved. Great job!
- kevin E
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Suzanne R
Dr Aibel and staff were amazing! Every part of this experience exceeded my expectations! My own dentist who referred me uses Dr Aibel for his personal endodontic procedures. That is a recommendation that I felt comfortable with, and now I know why. Thank you for making this as pleasant an experience as possible.
- Suzanne R