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Root Canal Therapy

If you have an infected tooth, the discomfort can be unbearable. Root canal therapy (RCT) is designed to relieve the pain of an infected tooth as well as save the tooth from needing an extraction. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not painful. In fact, with today’s modern anesthetics and sedation dentistry, it is no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled. For patients suffering from an infected tooth, root canal therapy is an excellent and even a cost-effective dental treatment. If the infection is allowed to progress, the tooth would likely need to be extracted and then replaced with a dental implant.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

Why is an infected tooth so painful? When decay destroys the outer enamel layer of the tooth, it can extend into the softer dentin layer. This layer contains tiny pathways that lead to your tooth pulp, where the nerves reside. If the nerves or tooth center become irritated or infected, the body responds by sending pain signals that the tooth is in danger.

During root canal therapy, we will carefully remove the infected tooth pulp and sanitize the inner portion of the tooth. To ensure no further bacteria is allowed to compromise the inside of the tooth, we will use a special filling material to seal it off. Many patients will require a dental crown after their root canal therapy to restore the strength and integrity of the affected tooth.

Rest assured that we perform root canal therapy with the highest attention to patient comfort. At Gramercy Dental Center, we offer relaxing amenities, sedation dentistry and other tactics to help you feel at ease. Our goal is to quickly get you out of pain and restore the health of your natural tooth going forward.

Do you have more questions about how root canal therapy can save your tooth? Contact us and we will get your questions answered. We may even be able to schedule your root canal therapy today. Our Gramercy Park office offers same day dentistry and emergency dental care for patients in need.

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Love it love it!
I never been a fan of the dentist until I got to this office !
The staff is super friendly !
The doctor is great
And Tania find everything possible option to make it as affordable as possible with multiple payments options !
Make your appointment as soon as you can and you would be smiling like me

Elizabeth A.

I’ve been going to Gramercy (formally personal dental) dental for over 6 years. awesome staff, nice facility and helpful payment options. always feel well cared for and confident in the service and care. highly recommend.

Akia S.

I’ve been coming here for years, the prices are very reasonable! Dr. Shin is amazing and treated me with a lot of care and comfort. You never have to wait to be seen. Making appointments are very easy to do over the phone, they’re very flexible! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Jeanette D.

Dr Dorn is an experienced, professional dentist who provides top notch care.
Hygienist, Elena K, is by far the BEST hygienist I have ever met. Her 22yr experience in the field speaks for itself! Simply amazing!

Marjorie J.

I love the work that Liz performance in my mouth she is very responsible as she explained what is going to happen if I don’t take care of my teeth. I Love the treatment that she gives me, thank you !

Gahudys R.

Amazing experience, walked in without an appointment with a chip in my front tooth, got scene right away! The service was amazing the ladies on the counter were very helpful and accommodating! My doctor was a lovely lady named dr. Sciortino! Very gentle and professional also very fast! Wonderful experience will be making this my go to dentist in the future!

Lorraine G.

I haven’t gone to the dentist in over 15 years and my experience at Grammercy Dental Center was amazing! I was terrified of the procedures being painful but the dental hygientist took the tame ti explain everything to me and made me feel comfortable with all dental procedures. I would recomend this dental center to all my coworkers and everyone I know!

D B.

Thank God for new management ! My Dental hegenist Elaina was the best !!! She cleaned my teeth with love. I feel like a new person. The center is clean and beautiful. The people that work here are friendly and professional. Been coming for years and I definitely recommend this Dental Center.

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