Root Canal Treatment in Chicopee, MA

Root Canal

Overview of Root Canals

Root canals, also known as endodontic treatment, are a routine procedure performed on teeth that have suffered severe decay or become infected. This procedure restores function to your tooth by removing the damaged pulp. It also permanently relieves you of any symptoms.

What are the reasons for which root canals are necessary?

If the tooth tissue has been damaged or infected, treatment is the only way to save it. Root canal therapy may be necessary if you experience any of these symptoms.

  1. Toothache that is mild to severe
  2. When you press down on the tooth or bite down on it, you feel pain
  3. Temperature Sensitivity
  4. The gums may feel swelling
  5. The affected tooth may develop discoloration or darkening.

Which Dentist can perform root canals?

Although an endodontist is a specialist in root canal treatment, the procedure can be done by any general dentist. Call our office today to connect you with a root canal dentist.

What is the procedure for root canals?

The procedure takes approximately one to two hours. It involves the following steps.

  1. To numb the tooth, local anesthesia can be used. A small protective shield is used to protect the tooth and isolate it.
  2. To access the inside of the tooth, a hole is created in the tooth.
  3. Our Dentist removes all of the pulp damages.
  4. To clean and shape root canals, Our Dentists can use small instruments.
  5. To disinfect and remove any debris, fluid may be injected into the exposed root canals.
  6. To fill and seal the canals, the Dentist uses a gutta-percha rubber compound.
  7. To protect the tooth and restore its full functionality, a crown is placed over it.


What Is the Cost for Root Canals?

The cost of treatment will depend on whether an endodontist or a general dentist treats the patient. Other factors include the type of tooth being treated, how many roots are present, and the extent of the damage. A dental root canal is generally more affordable than other options, such as an extraction or artificial replacement. Your dental insurance may cover part of the cost. To get a price estimate for your root canal, call our office.

Our Patient Reviews for our A2Z Chicopee Dental Center

Samuel Larsen
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Dr. Khan is the best dentist in Chicopee. I went to A2Z Chicopee Dental Center with a broken tooth. The staff was very nice and welcoming. Dr. Khan is really knowledgeable and explained me my treatment options. He also extracted and placed the implant in the same day. I am moving to this practice with my whole family. Highly recommended.
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What Are the Different Types of Root Canals?

The most common procedure for root canals is to place a crown on the front teeth or molars. However, there are other options. An apicoectomy is a procedure that removes the top of a tooth’s root after unsuccessful treatment. Pediatric pulpotomy is another option, which preserves the tooth’s nerve after removing the damaged pulp.

Are Root Canals Painful?

A common myth about root canal treatment and pain is that it can be painful. You shouldn’t feel any pain with the local anesthetics. There is no reason to continue suffering from tooth or mouth pain.