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Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics
University of Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine
Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
endodontics
Patient Testimonials

Awesome is how I would describe my experience at your office.  Though no one wants to have a root canal done, it was a relatively pain-free experience to have it done.  Dr. Quevedo and the staff are excellent and told me what to expect all along the way.  They were very caring and concerned that I feel as limited amount of pain as possible during the procedure and that is exactly what happened.  I would highly recommend your office to anyone who needs to have a root canal done.  Thank you very much!

Greg (patient)

Wow ....root canals surely have gotten a bad rap!  This was a painless procedure from start to finish with wonderful care, attention and information about the procedure.  Dr. Quevedo and his staff were fabulous; very helpful to get me into care right away and reassuring during the procedure.  Thanks so much....I''ll be back to see you all next time around!

Cynthia (patient)

Nobody wants a root canal but if you need one Dr. Quevedo and his team is the place to go.  I have had four root canals in my life in preparation of obtaining a crown. I have seen Dr Quevedo three of the four times and he is my number one recommendation!  He is very mindful of his patient''s discomfort and takes every opportunity to keep the visit pain free.

Alex (patient)

Thank you for your patience, kindness and wonderfull professional competence and care. I deeply appreciate your help and the help of your fine staff. You can be sure if I know of anyone who needs a root canal in the future, I shall be more than happy to recommend you to them.

Anne (patient)

Thank you for your kindness during my root canal last week. I really appreciate the care you gave me.  You made me feel at home and much more comfortable. I am smiling again!

Tammy (patient)

Thanks to all of you  for the quiality of care and treatment I received.  I would not hesitate to use your services again, if the need arises.

Liz (patient)

 
What Happens During Endodontic Treatment? or What is a Root Canal?

A local anesthetic will be given.  A sheet of latex called the "rubber dam" (we've got non-latex ones too) will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment.  The treatment consists of three or four basic steps, but the number of visits will depend on your particular case.  Some treatments take 2 visits but many are just a single visit. 

In any case, it depends on the degree of infection/inflammation and degree of treatment difficulty.  To me, it's more important to do it the very best we can then to meet a specific time criteria.  Let's look at the basic steps for nonsurgical endodontic therapy.

There are, of course, no guarantees.  Root canal or endodontic therapy has a very high degree of success, up to 90%.  Teeth which can be treated near ideal have a success rate up to ninety percent!  We will discuss with you the chances of success before any endodontic procedure to help you make an informed decision.  If a root canal or endodontic therapy is unsuccessful or fails, you still have options.

Diagnoses and Treats Pain

Oral pain such as toothaches or cracked / fractured teeth can often be difficult to pinpoint.  Because of the vast network of nerves in the mouth, the pain of a damaged or diseased tooth often is felt in another tooth and/or in the head, neck, or ear. An endodontist is a specialist in diagnosing and treating this type of pain.

Treats Traumatic Injuries

Pulp damage is sometimes caused by a blow to the mouth, and the endodontist specializes in treating these traumatic injuries. For example, a blow to a child's permanent tooth that is not fully developed can cause the root to stop growing. A procedure called apexification stimulates bone to be deposited at the end of the root which makes it possible to then save the tooth through a root canal procedure. An endodontist is specially trained in procedures for replanting teeth that have been knocked out of their sockets.

Retreatment

Occasionally a tooth that has undergone endodontic, treatment fails to heal or pain continues despite therapy. Although rare, sometimes a tooth initially responds to root canal therapy but becomes painful or diseased months or years later. When either of these situations occur, the tooth often can be maintained with a second endodontic treatment.

 

To learn more about endodontics, go to http://www.aae.org/ .

 
 
20 Hagen Drive, Suite 310
Rochester, NY 14625

Phone:
585-248-2200
Fax:
585-248-2208