Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic therapy (root canal) is a procedure done in order to save a tooth. This is a treatment in which the injured or infected pulp tissue inside a tooth is replaced with a filling material.

Endodontic treatment can often be performed in one or two visits and involves the following steps:

1. The endodontist examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers a local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist places a small protective sheet called a dental dam over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.

2. The endodontist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and to shape the space for filling.

3. After the canals are cleaned and free from infection the endodontist fills the root canals with a bio-compatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta percha. The gutta percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

4. A temporary filling is usually placed to close the opening.

5. After the final visit with your endodontist, you must return to your general dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

Endodontic Associates

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Dr Thomas took the time to call me after my surgery to ask how I was doing. He was genuinely concerned. He also explain what was going to happen so there were no real surprises. Over all a great experience.

- Jim P

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No pain during procedure and very little after. Dr. Thomas called as a follow-up twice. Very concerning Dr.

- Larry G

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Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin and Staff were Fantastic! Everyone there seemed so Happy. Very refreshing to see.

- Bonnie R

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If (when) I ever need another root canal done, I will definitely go back to Dr. Nowicki in the Rochester office (even though it is farther than what I had wanted to drive to and from). But it worth worth every mile I drove (even through road construction most of the way).

- Betty M

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THE STAFF ALONG WITH DR. THOMAS WAS VERY KIND AND UNDERSTANDING!! FIRST ROOT CANAL AND WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PROCEDURE AND AFTER ROOT CANAL NO PROBLEMS! THEY ARE GREAT TEAM ! THANK YOU DR. THOMAS AND HIS STAFF:)

- TIFFANY P

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Dr. Thomas explained everything to me. He told me about options I had. He also was gentle and careful as he was working. My pain was minimal. I wish all my medical experiences were as helpful and caring. Thank you.

- Ellen H

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Great job

- Robert K

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Nice caring staff. Friendly and funny I would recommend them to everyone

- Jeff K

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Dr. Chimelak and assistant explained everything before and during the process..... it made it easier for a scared patient.... me!

- Jeri S

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Dr Thomas was amazing. He put my mind at ease and my root canal went smoothly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a root canal!

- Carole B

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Dr Glass was easy-going and humorous, which put me more at ease with the procedure. Later on that night, Dr Glass called to check on my well-being after the procedure. I’ve never had that happen before. Kudos to the Dr and the staff at this office!

- Larry R

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Staff extremely professional & courteous. Dr. Thomas very reassuring, explaining every moment of the procedure, asking how I was doing throughout; explaining detail of tooth anatomy, outcomes, assurances, etc. which is especially helpful when you are dealing with pain and the anxiety about the procedure overall. Office efficient and took extreme means to keep patients safe with a clean waiting room, masks, wipes, temperature checks, etc. The Billing Staff very patient. I truly felt I was in good hands and put me at ease tremendously.

- Laura J

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By far the best dental experience I have ever had, thankyou Dr. Thomas and your awesome staff !! Thanks again for easing my doubts and following up on me after sugery. John

- john c

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The overall experience was much better than I expected. It was my first root canal and, I'll admit, had some anxiety. Dr. Thomas and the team were friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend this office for dental procedures and will use them in the future should the need arise. Thank you!

- BOB R

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The staff was so kind & professional from the greeting at the front desk, to Dr Thomas’ dental assistant, during the procedure, to checking out. Their Patience and smiles went a long way as I faced a root canal. Dr James Thomas was exceptional in his professionalism & knowledge explaining why the root canal was needed, walked me thru each step as it was happening and what to expect after. And combined with his great sense of humor and concern for my well being throughout the procedure, made me comfortable & confident I was good hands. I also truly appreciated a follow up call directly from him this evening. It was unexpected but solidified my awesome experience. Thank you to all🦋

- Suzanne Z

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Very impressed with DR THOMAS and his Staff. Have had a few root canals in my past and I have to say this was the most comfortable and easy experience I’ve ever had. Dr. Thomas has a great bedside manner, very knowledgeable and caring. I would highly recommend him for any endondontic care.

- Michele A

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Overall experience with the staff and Dr. Chimelak was excellent. The root canal procedure went very smoothly, and without any issues. The Dr. took time to answer any questions that I had about the procedure. I left the office feeling much better than when I arrived. I would recommend to anyone that is in need of a root canal.

- David S

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I would recommend this office to everyone. Very pleasant experience and I am a person who doesn't like dental procedures.

- Larie M

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I was leaving on vacation on 6/11/21. I got a bad toothache on 6/9. On the morning of 6/10, my dentist said I needed a root canal ASAP. He recommended Endodontic Associates but doubted I could get in prior to leaving on vacation. The idea of going on a week's vacation with a bad toothache was dreadful. Amazingly an EA patient canceled for 6/10 at 2:15. Dr. Lindell was great. He has a calm, informative way of communicating and a good sense of humor. There was very little pain, the conversation was excellent, the root canal was faster than expected and successful! I had a pain-free vacation thanks to the fine work of Dr. Lindell I would give Dr. Lindell, his assistant, and the Endodontic Associates staff the highest possible rating! A great dental experience.

- Michael H

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Overall, very pleased by the way Dr Spiers and his staff handled my procedure and would do back to him if needed any additional root canal therapy. Dr. Spiers made doubt made my procedure easier and felt at ease as he was performing the procedure. Overall, I am kiddish about dental procedures and no doubt that the staff eased by fears reducing anxiety feelings and was easier to complete the procedure.

- David K

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