Root Canal Mamaroneck

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth.

Infection of the pulp can be caused by:

  • trauma to the tooth
  • deep decay
  •  cracks and chips
  • repeated dental procedures

Symptoms of the infection can be identified as:

  • visible injury
  • swelling of the tooth
  • sensitivity to temperature
  • pain in the tooth and gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Endodontics of Westchester Shore

5 out of 5 stars based on 53 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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This dental office is a marvelous example of what dental offices should be. There is a good working relationship between Dr, Cotter an his entire staff, They all respect each other and are very professional.

- Lorene L

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Dr. Cotter is AMAZING! He was recommended to me about 13 years when I was in need of a root canal due to chewing on ice. From that very first visit he and his staff instantly made me feel at home and answered all of my questions with sincere kindness. Besides his patience, friendliness, and gentleness as a dentist, his depth of knowledge and understanding in the field of endodontics is astounding. He always stays abreast of the latest technologies and takes the time to explain my several questions and concerns I always have using pictures and models. I am always impressed with how easily he breaks down complicated information in a way that someone who is not in his field can understand. I would strongly recommend Dr. Cotter to anyone in need of a kind, intelligent, and extremely thorough dentist. I know I will continue seeing him for years!

- Lauren D

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I must compliment the doctor and his entire staff . Everybody in his office are extremely professional and friendly , Dr kotter made my root canal virtually painless . The office is very clean and neat and extremely organized . I am thankful for his professional care .

- Dennis M

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This is an exceptional dental practice where Dr.Cotter and his staff make sure that you are always happy with their results. What I liked most was how attentive he was throughout my procedure. He was very gentle and thorough. Excellent dental care, and someone I would highly recommend.

- Andrea P

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Dr. Cotter not only did a great job on my root canal. He was great about explaining what he was doing and why in understandable language. He and his staff were warm, friendly and professional. Who knew root canals were so easy, at least for the patient!

- Joan C

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Overall experience was excellent

- James C

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Dr. Cotter and his staff are amazing. They fit me in on the same day to start my procedure in order to alleviate the pain. I needed a major root canal procedure and never felt any pain. As Dr. Cotter is working on your mouth, he is walking you through the procedure to keep you informed of what he was doing and how far along in the procedure he was.

- Jonathan C

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I will recommend Dr Cotter to all my family and friends. It was a pleasant experience!

- Catherine W

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Very professional staff. Dr. Ramesh was very caring and very companionate to my concerns even when I continuously asked the same question in different ways. I was nervous about the procedure, but the environment of the office culture with the doctor and staff created a peacefulness of trust within me. I am extremely grateful.

- Carmen G

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Had severe pain from the needle.....felt like I was electrocuted. ...was told they would take my insurance in full and gave my account quickly to credit agency....who is harrassing me...I used Dr. Kent. ..& I don't think she is there anymore.....awful situation....i called & they said they would speak to someone & get back to me....never happened...went to collection.! Buyer beware...

- Anne K

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Dr. Rabi did my root canal therapy. It was a comfortable and painless experience. Friendly and attentive staff. I would recommend.

- Sophia S

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Dr. Rabi did my root canal therapy and made me feel comfortable. Staff is very polite and attentive.

- Sophia S

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Dr. Rabi was wonderful. Made me feel very comfortable. Staff was very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend Dr. Rabi.

- Judi A

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Top choice in the area

- Mitchell B

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if I HAVE to go for root canal work, THIS is the place I'll go!

- KEVIN C

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I will and have recommend this practice to my friends. I will never go anywhere else. It was a wonderful experience.

- Sara C

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Just want to thank the staff and Dr Rabi for taking such good care of me during my root canal!

- Jason I

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Dr Kent and all the staff were wonderful!

- Susan M

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Professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable, he takes his time to explain and answer all questions, and follows up with phone calls if necessary. He introduced me to a mouth block so that the muscles in my jaw did not cramp up. The injections were painless because of his gentle pressure on the syringe. The entire procedure was so painless that I fell asleep in the chair. That was a first for me. He also recommended other dental professionals that I would rate highly and he kept in contact with them to be sure I got the proper treatment. The office is very hi tech which enables him to diagnose and treat issues that remain a mystery to the average dentist. If I had not chosen to have doctor Cotter give me a second opinion who knows how many teeth would have been lost and at what expense. His staff has been infected with his kindness and they in turn treat his patients with gentleness and care.

- Geraldine V

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Excellent! Dr. Cotter is a fabulous dentist and a real gentlemen. He is genuinely concerned about his patients and their week being!!

- Peter D

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