Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy on Central Park West

When healthy, your smile possesses qualities that make it unmatched in function and beauty. However, issues such as facial trauma or significant decay negatively influence dental and overall wellness, even if only a single tooth is impacted. To alleviate the discomfort caused by infection, Dr. Stewart Gordon provides patients with treatment guided by technical expertise and a compassionate approach to care.

Our practice offers root canal therapy for patients in Central Park West and the surrounding neighborhoods that preserve the benefits of a naturally healthy smile.

Why Undergo Root Canal Therapy?

Inside every tooth is the dental pulp, a collection of nerves and vital soft tissue. Whether by way of a crack or untreated cavity, harmful bacteria can spread throughout the pulp, causing inflammation, infection, and generally compromising the condition of this essential area. If left unresolved, not only will the tooth require extraction, problems can develop in the gums and elsewhere in the body. By treating the root canals, Dr. Gordon eliminates issues at the source, preserving the tooth and long-term wellness.     

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, root canal therapy at our Central Park West practice may represent your best option for wholly renewed dental health:

  • Severe discomfort after chewing
  • Persistent sensitivity to hot, cold, or pressure
  • A tooth that is noticeably darker than those around it
  • Swollen and tender gum tissue near the tooth
  • Abscesses (small, pimple-like sores) on the gums

Some patients may have a dental infection without feeling pain or exhibiting any visible signs, making regular visits all the more important. Everyone who comes to us for care receives a comprehensive oral health examination. If this exam reveals serious decay, Dr. Gordon makes sure to explain the findings thoroughly and discuss all available root canal treatment options. 

What to Expect from Endodontic Care with Dr. Gordon

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment performed with the proper instruments and by a skilled professional is no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling or undergoing deep cleaning. Dr. Gordon has advanced training in endodontics and uses rotary instruments that allow for more efficient, less invasive care. Following the procedure, he will select a restoration based on the tooth being treated and the specific aesthetic goals you have. Whether the best option for your case is a white filling, zirconia, or e.max crown, our office is committed to providing metal-free solutions that create superior cosmetic results while being gentle on gingival tissue.

While the results from root canal therapy last a lifetime for most patients, decay can re-enter a tooth that did not heal properly or is injured after treatment. In these situations, Dr. Gordon performs root canal re-treatment using the latest advances in endodontic care. Through this procedure, our dentist addresses both new and previously unresolved areas of infection, avoiding the need for extraction while providing long-term relief.

Enjoy Life Free from Dental Pain -- Contact Us Today!

If dealing with a damaged tooth is affecting your daily life, Dr. Stewart Gordon and his team are here to help. Our goal is to offer experienced care and state-of-the-art technology focused on naturalness and allowing patients to have stable oral health for years to come.

To learn more about receiving root canal therapy from our practice in Central Park West, reach out to us today and schedule an appointment.