Yes, we preform root canal therapy in our West Village dental office. Root canal therapy, sometimes referred to as “endo”, are procedures within the field of Endodontics. During a root canal the nervous tissue of the tooth is cleaned out and the canals of the tooth are cleaned and shaped. A final filling material is placed within the canals to seal them and keep bacteria out. Keith Bracy, DDS performs many types of root canal procedures. However, some teeth may require the skills of a root canal specialist, called an “endodontist”. The teeth that require a root canal specialist are many molar teeth and those with extra canals or unique canal systems. Don’t worry if you need an endodontist! We can coordinate one to come to our West Village dental office or can refer you to one in the neighborhood if needed.
It is important to return general dental office after a root canal within 2 weeks to have a final restoration placed on the tooth. The root canal specialist will leave the tooth with a temporary filling. A final, stronger restoration must be placed on the tooth to keep it protected. In most cases, this is a crown. Keith Bracy, DDS is happy to evaluate your root canal treated tooth and let you know the best option for you. Call us at our West Village office at 212-390-8399.