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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I had the great fortune of having Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin preform a root canal on me. It goes without saying that the term root canal sends people running. Luckily for me, Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin has changed that for me. He took excellent care of me. I had no pain during the procedure. He was efficient and precise and I could not be happier with the results. Him and the assistant made a great team and the person at the front desk was very knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin and his team!

- Emma P

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Would highly recommend her for any dental treatment.

- Doreen D

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Dr. Mark was great. Very friendly and efficient.

- Cortney V

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I had been putting off treatment of a bad tooth for almost 7 years because I was fearful of the pain and outcome. Last week, the pain became unbearable and I knew I had to have a root canal. Dr Nowicki and his staff were empathic, professional and accommodating. My root canal was done in 20 minutes. It was the best dental experience I’ve had in my life. I didn’t feel a thing!! I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you Dr Nowicki!

- Michelle D

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I was in pain and needed a root canal late on a Friday afternoon. My regular dentist, who was closed due to the virus, told me over the phone that I probably needed a root canal and could do nothing to help me. I became desperate and did not want to suffer through the weekend. Fortunately Endodontic Associates fit me in late Friday afternoon and Dr. McCary did a wonderful job taking care of my issue. Thanks!!

- Larry M

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Dr. Glass and the entire office staff were great.

- CHRIS A

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This was the most satisfying visit I have ever had to a doctors office. I could tell by the way Dr Mark worked with his assistant that they have done very many of these procedures. I experienced no pain during the visit and immediately felt great. I would recommend anyone in need of their services not to hesitate to call.

- Christopher F

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I would like them to handle all my dental needs

- Jean W

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I had an root canal performed by Dr.Tony Tran; and I must say that this was one of the best Endodontist I have seen, and believe me, I have had many dental procedures done but I must say that he was very skillful, professional and down to earth. He also made me feel very comfortable about the procedure by explaining in great detail what was going on. The rest of the staff was very pleasant also. I strongly recommend the Endodontics Associates to anyone who is looking to have an root canal or any other dental work done. Job Well Done!

- Lewis M

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Everything was great. I was very anxious but they made me very comfortable and relaxed with their friendliness. Dr. Speirs did a great job, the root canal didn't take as long as I thought it would and best of all, it didn't hurt - they made a very scary experience very comfortable.

- Dianne H

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Dr Mark Shallal-Ayzin did an awesome job on a Root Canal that I was dreading. He spent a lot of time explaining everything to me and made me feel comfortable during the entire procedure. I would refer him anytime.

- John J

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This was my first visit for a root canal. From the office staff to the professional job Dr. Lindell performed I would recommend this office and him. Thanks you for making me at ease and taking care of my root canal.

- Pat G

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I was in pain! The staff and the doctor understood and did not leave me waiting. Both the staff and the doctor thoroughly went over the procedure and possible other outcomes without wasting anytime. Dr. Duhaime let me know what he was doing throughout the procedure and continually checked with me to make sure I was okay. When the root canal procedure was done I felt like the doctor and the staff were my heroes! I don't wish the pain I was in on anyone but if a root canal is needed; I would absolutely recommended this office!

- Janet Y

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Dr. John Lindell demonstrated excellent professionalism and dedication to duty while I was under his care for a recent root canal therapy on #6. I have spent many, many hours in the "Dentist Chair", and without any reservations, I can say, "Thank you for a job well done!" As far as the many root canals I have endured, this one was by far the least offensive.Thank you!

- Jeffrey L

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Dr. Gardner and Sara were very professional and kind during my procedure. I have had root canals from a previous dental office and was referred to Endodontic Associates by my current dentist. I was shown what was wrong on the x-ray, explained treatment and then asked if I wanted it the same day. I had the procedure done with no pain. Only the tooth that was being worked on was numbed. At previous office, always had my entire face, neck, eye, and ear numb. Procedure was done on Tuesday and am in no pain today. Thank you very much for a satisfying experience.

- Sharon H

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I have had several root canals and this was my best experience. Normally I am tense and nervous but I was not this time. I had lunch with a friend yesterday and she was telling me about her husband's visit with Dr DuHaime and how nice the doctor was and that her husband had a good experience. We laughed when I told her that I too was seeing the same doctor and I agreed with her.

- Linda R J

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Dr. Duhaime was very kind and made me feel very at ease. He did a great job, no pain at all. He took his time explaining everything he was doing. I would highly recommend him.

- Tammy R

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