(631) 247-0976

Richard L. Marcus, D.D.S. & Associates
23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

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Our Long Island Endodontists Are Ready to Help

Thank you for choosing Dr. Richard Marcus & Associates to help you get out of pain and save your natural tooth or teeth. Our team of experienced Long Island root canal specialists in Huntington use sophisticated technology to diagnose and treat damaged or infected root canals. Our goal is to have you leave your first appointment feeling much better than when you arrived.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I get an appointment?

We strive to accommodate same-day appointments for root canal consultations and other endodontic procedures whenever possible. We are open six days a week, from Monday through Saturday.

Do I need a referral?

No. We will see you even if you do not have a referral from a general dentist or a dental specialist. However, most of our patients do come from us because their general dentist or a dental specialist has referred them to us.

Why might a general dentist refer me to see you?

There are several reasons why your general dentist would refer you to our Long Island endodontics office.

  1. Does your situation require any special equipment to diagnose?
    Our endodontics office in Huntington is equipped with Cone Beam technology. That allows our endodontists to take a CT scan of your teeth and see more detail than can be seen with regular x-rays.
  2. How complicated is your dental problem?
    While most general dentists receive basic training on root canals while in dental school, our Long Island endodontists have received an additional two to three years of education just on the problems associated with the nerves and pulp located inside the canals. Plus, this is what we do every day, so we have a lot of experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of endodontic problems. Your general dentist may refer you to us because we have the expertise needed to get you out of pain quickly.
  3. Do you require advanced sedation or sleep dentistry?
    Despite the fact that dentistry has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, some people still experience anxiety at the idea of getting a root canal. Our Long Island endodontists can use a range of sedation techniques to ensure your comfort. If you suffer extreme anxiety, we can even arrange for an anesthesiologist to come to your appointment and safely put you to sleep while we perform the necessary dental services to treat your tooth or teeth.

What is root canal treatment?

Put simply, a root canal treatment removes the infected or damaged nerves in the center of the tooth. When these nerves are inflamed, it causes the tooth to hurt. Removing the inflammation eliminates the pain and keeps the tooth from deteriorating further. LEARN MORE

What should I expect after a root canal?

Most people immediately feel relief after a root canal because the toothache is gone. However, some people may experience soreness for a few hours in the area where the tooth was treated. Since inflammation is the primary cause of soreness in most cases, your endodontist will typically recommend taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication with Ibuprofin, such as Advil or Motrin, as long as you are not allergic and do not have any medical indications that would prohibit you from taking that type of medicine.
We will give you information to take home with you detailing post-operative instructions. If you have any questions, please give our office a call and we will be happy to help you.

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From the moment you walk in the office your treated professionally and courteously. Dr. Marcus is clearly an expert in what he does and his personality helped squelch my fear. Great staff as well!

Glenn G.

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Completely competent, friendly and pain-free dentistry!!!!!

Thurston O.

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Could not say enough about how professional both Dr. Marcus and his staff are. I had a pretty painful tooth issue that my normal dentist immediately assessed would need a root canal back in April. I quickly made an appointment with Dr. Marcus. I was treated amazingly by both the staff setting me up, the assistant in the room helping Dr . Marcus and most importantly, the skill and compassion from D…

Mark H.

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Dr. Marcus patiently waited over an hour for me to get numb and took care of a badly infected tooth that had me in misery for three days. The pain is gone now and I have my tooth. Thanks a million, Dr. Marcus, to you and your staff!

Irma P.

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Dr Marcus is a consumate professional who always takes the time to fully explain all conditions and options available to you in a comprehensive and yet understandable manor. His professionalism, including his staff, are unequaled to any other office I have been to. I could not give a higher recommendation to any individual. Sincerely, John O’Brien

Ann M.

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Dr Marcus and his staff always go the extra mile and provide unparalleled medical care and service. He has been treating me for years and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. He is not only a skilled clinician but the nicest person you’ll ever meet. Would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Nora R.

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Dr. Marcus is amazing! When I needed emergency root canal over the Christmas holiday, he not only made sure to get me on the calendar immediately, but treated me as if I was one of his own patients. I live in Philadelphia and was told by my local dentist that I was SOL as they were closed for the holiday (without coverage). I’d tried calling several other oral surgeons, but none of them would se…

Greg E.

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I’ve had root canal treatments from three different endodontists, two of them being the main ones in Huntington. I know for sure that Dr. Marcus is by far your best choice. His office is very nice and comfortable and his front desk staff members are very nice. There’s a keurig coffee maker in the waiting room so I always have a nice cup of coffee while I’m waiting. He runs very close to on t…

Karen B.

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Very professional and courteous staff. Dr. Kapoor was wonderful. Highly skilled and very personable!

Virginia F.

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Best endodentist ever! Beautiful office, they make you feel so comfortable and Dr. Marcus did an amazing job on my root canal! Everything went smoothly and no pain after the procedure. Highly recommended.

Jackie C.

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Dr. Marcus answered an emergency call I placed to my own dentist. He was on-call for the week-end and he took care of my problem in a kind and efficient manner. Thank you Dr. Marcus for being such a caring professional!❤️

Patricia P.

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Excellent, fast. Great experience!

Tracey V.

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Wow!! I was so nervous coming to the Endo dentist for my first time. This Endo dentist and office staff made me feel comfortable, relaxed, and the awesome staff answered any questions I had….I would definitely recommend this Endo dentist to anyone!! My pain is gone

Kerri K.

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I have been a patient of Rick Marcus for a number of years and have always found him to be outstanding. He works practically without any discomfort with root canals and is always using the latest proven techniques. He is highly skilled and has a perfect touch. Today I had a periodontal cleaning with a new hygienist named Julie and that too was an excellent experience. This is an office that consis…

Michael G.

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Dr. Marcus patiently waited over an hour for me to get numb and took care of a badly infected tooth that had me in misery for three days. The pain is gone now and I have my tooth. Thanks a million, Dr. Marcus, to you and your staff!

Irma P.

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I absolutely love the staff here , I called with an emergency at 10 pm and dr marcus called me back and offered to Open the office in order to help me get comfortable I think that is amazing service. The following morning he saw me at 645 am and the staff was so nice and understanding they really helped with the anxiety I was feeling.. The staff even followed up with me the following day. They jus…

Ashley T.

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This is a wonderful office. Dr Marcus got to the root (just a small pun intended!) of two problems in the summer of 2015. He is an amazing endodontist and did everything he could to make me a pain free person.

Susan R.

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Dr. Marcus is the absolute best endodontist around. He makes a root canal actually a pleasant experience! Great organized office as well… highly recommend!

Allison B.

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Dr. Marcus is the best doctor I have ever visited hands down. He was so attentive and helped me to locate the pain that no other dentist could. I tell all my friends and family to go to him – 100% the best!

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Dr Marcus and his staff are absolutely amazing. Needed to get my 8 year old daughter in for a broken tooth. They were more then accommodating. They were able to give me an appointment the same day. Dr Marcus made my daughter laugh and made her feel at ease. Absolutely wonderful doctor. The staff from the front desk girls to the MA were amazing. Highly recommend this office.

Christy L.

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed

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Richard L. Marcus, D.D.S. & Associates

23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 247-0976