Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy at Dr. Carl Lovarata's Office in Smithtown, NY

If you're grappling with tooth pain or have received advice for a root canal, trust Dr. Carl Lovarata's office to provide you with comprehensive and comfortable root canal treatment.

Understanding Root Canal Treatment:

Root canal treatment is a procedure designed to restore severely damaged or infected teeth. It entails removing the infected pulp, disinfecting the root canal system, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canal treatment allows you to preserve your natural tooth, alleviate pain, and regain optimal oral health.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal:

  • Persistent toothache or pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to touch or pressure
  • Recurring or persistent abscess on the gums

The Root Canal Procedure at Dr. Carl Lovarata's Office:

At Dr. Carl Lovarata's office, your comfort is our priority, ensuring your root canal experience is as stress-free as possible.

Here's what you can expect during the procedure:

Examination and Diagnosis: Our dentists will meticulously examine your tooth, take digital X-rays if necessary, and evaluate the extent of the damage or infection. Based on their findings, they will determine if a root canal is the appropriate treatment for you.

Anesthesia and Sedation: Recognizing dental anxiety is common, we offer various sedation options to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Our team will discuss sedation choices with you and determine the best approach based on your needs.

Cleaning and Shaping: Accessing the infected pulp chamber, our dentists will remove the damaged or infected tissue and meticulously clean the root canals. They will then shape the canals to prepare them for filling.

Filling and Sealing: Following cleaning and shaping, the canals are filled with gutta-percha, a biocompatible material that seals them to prevent reinfection.

Restoration: In most cases, a tooth undergoing root canal treatment will require a dental crown to protect and strengthen it. Our dentists will discuss appropriate restoration options tailored to your specific case.

Post-Treatment Care and Benefits:

After root canal treatment, you may experience mild discomfort, manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. Continue regular oral care practices and attend dental check-ups to ensure the long-term success of the treatment.

The benefits of root canal treatment include:

  • Elimination of tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Preservation of your natural tooth
  • Restoration of normal biting and chewing function
  • Protection against further infection or damage
  • Improvement in overall oral health

Don't let tooth pain or infection compromise your smile and oral health. Contact Dr. Carl Lovarata's office today to schedule an appointment for root canal treatment.

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We’re in network with major insurers like Delta Dental, Aetna, and Cigna.



We’re in network with major insurers like Delta Dental, Aetna, and Cigna.



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