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 Glass is outstanding. I just had the most painless root canal procedure ever. This is my third root canal treatment at Endodontic Associates-the second performed by Dr Glass. Could not have been done better. Thank you everyone. Jim

- James S

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1st class operation. Staff was very courteous and professional. Dr.Jadhav was excellent !!! Diagnosed my problem, gave me choices and then proceeded to take care of it. Couldn't be happier with the outcome !!!

- Jeff R

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Excellent treatment with the root canal procedure. The only suggestion I have is to make the font size bigger for all the paperwork we have to fill out.

- Jack S

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Rather than rush into anything, after my first inconclusive visit, Dr. Chimelach had me wait to see if a root canal was indeed the answer to the pain and sensitivity I was experiencing. Upon my return visit a second x-ray, that circles the head for a unique perspective, was done. It then became obvious that I would need a root canal. As it happens, they had time to do it right then and there. I figured I might as well get it over with. I was truly surprised at how easy the procedure was, or perhaps it was the talent of Dr. Chimelach that made it so. I was done within the hour and while I was told I could take aspirin/ibuprofen for pain, it was completely unnecessary as I had no pain. I am grateful to the doctor and the rest of the staff for making the whole process pain free!

- Arlene J

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Dr. Jadhav was very informative about my issues and what needed to happen and was able to see me promptly . All the staff were polite and able to help me when it came to billing my insurance claims

- Dan G.

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Dr. Chimelak was very professional, courteous, and kept me informed throughout the entire procedure. It was quite painless; I felt nothing at all during the whole time. The office followed up with me to make sure everything went well. I have had two other root canals in the past, this was the best experience I had

- Vince P

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I can't say enough good things about the entire process.

- Mark G

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The staff was so wonderful and helpful. I needed an emergency root canal and got right in. The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. Dr. Nikeeta and her assistant worked so efficiently and talked to me through the whole process. They made sure I was in no pain and in under an hour I was in and out. I will most definitely be going back if I need more endodonic work done. Highly, highly recommend this group!!

- Laura A

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Most grateful to Dr. Robinson for fitting me in on such short notice; I had never had an endodontics procedure before; was quite nervous; he was extremely kind and considerate-coached me through every step; it was pain less and I felt very well cared for; an excellent bedside manner; again most grateful for his care-easiest part of my day! If you can say that about a root canal... 😉 Highly recommended.

- Allison D

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First root canal I had so you can imagine I was slightly anxious. Dr. Mark and his staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the entire procedure. Hopefully, I never need another root canal but if I do I will be using this office for sure!

- Jennifer W

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This is a new facility, but everything went well. The staff is very professional and Dr.Chimelak is and excellent doctor. I'll defiantly return if the occasion occurs.

- Michael V

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I went in for a root canal. Little nervous at first the staff was excellent. They made me feel welcome and assured me I was in great hands. Dr Patankar talked to me throughout my procedure, she was professional, efficient and made me feel very comfortable.

- Felicia B

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I highly recommend Dr. Duhaime to anyone in need of endodontic or root canal surgery. His staff was fantastic. Very professional. Although my surgery was late in the afternoon, I had no pain the following morning.

- Lane R

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I had great dentist visit experience, from the receptionist to the doctor, very professional, knowledgeable and caring. They took care of my issue and left the office painless and satisfied. Thank you dr. Chimelak

- Samir A

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Dr. James Thomas was absolutely amazing, as I was very nervous about my procedure. He made me feel very calm by talking me through the whole procedure, and even calling me later that evening to check on how I was doing. I would recommend anyone who needs root a canal treatment to contact Dr.Thomas -Mya w 5/18/2022

- Mya W

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The doctor and staff were overall one of the best. Friendly and made me feel very comfortable at all times.

- Mya W

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Highly recommended , takes time with you to explain procedure I give him 10 stars.

- Scott K

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treated well. some post-procedure discomfort

- nancy r

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Dr. James Thomas and his assistant Alyssa were very patient and understanding throughout my procedure. Dr. Thomas explained the steps he would be taking and checked in with me to make sure I was doing OK. The procedure was painless. Dr. Thomas called later that day to see if all was well and the office checked in with me on the following day. A very good experience!

- Anne M

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The staff was very polite and accommodating. Dr. Duhaime was very thorough and performed the root canals with very little discomfort on my part.

- Art K

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