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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.