Root Canals in Locust Valley
Do you need a root canal?
- Throbbing painful toothaches
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures
- Redness or inflammation near a tooth
Using high-tech diagnostic equipment, Dr. Koster will evaluate the health of your tooth and work with you to create a treatment plan based on your own unique health needs.
Ready to begin your journey to a healthy smile?
What to Expect at Locust Valley Dentists
At Locust Valley Dentists, our approach to root canals is simple. We’ll eliminate any decay or disease within the tooth, sterilize the area and protect it using a rubber dam, and then seal the tooth. Finally, we’ll prepare the tooth for a crown, take measurements, and then fit you with a temporary crown. We work with a skilled local dental lab that specializes in crafting durable and natural-looking restorations. When your finished crown is complete, you’ll return to our office for a final fitting and any needed adjustments.
Meet Dr. Koster
After working at many of Manhattan’s most prestigious dental practices, Dr. Adrianne Koster has developed a keen sense for how to improve her patients’ health and appearance. She works with her patients to create smiles that are healthy and beautiful.
Dr. Koster has been named a “Top New York Dentist” every year since 2016 based on her:
- Attention to detail and skill
- Warm, caring, and attentive rapport with patients
- Emphasis on her patients’ happiness and comfort
- Continued study of the latest dental technology
- Passion for changing lives through cosmetic dentistry
Is Locust Valley Dentists right for you?
Every appointment is focused on you and your needs. You’re encouraged to share any concerns about how your smile looks or feels. We’ll answer your questions and review the treatment options available to you, including root canals.
We’ll talk about:
- Why a root canal might be preferable to a tooth extraction
- How we ensure your comfort throughout your root canal
- The modern and natural-looking materials used to make a crown
Root Canal FAQs
Can a root canal infection spread?
Without treatment, a root canal infection can spread to other areas of the mouth and head. This makes it very dangerous to leave an oral infection untreated, so you should see your dentist right away if you notice symptoms.
Can a tooth have 2 root canals?
Yes. In fact, a second infection can make a secondary root canal very challenging, so its important to maintain good oral health after a root canal.
Can antibiotics heal an infected root canal?
Antibiotics alone are not effective in treating a root canal infection. A procedure is often needed to remove the infected tissue and prevent the spread.
Can I drive home after a root canal?
If youre sedated during a root canal, youll be unable to drive home and will need to arrange for help. Root canals can sometimes be performed with a local anesthetic, in which case you can drive yourself home.
Can you use a straw after a root canal?
You should avoid using a straw for 24-48 hours after your procedure.
Can I eat after root canal?
Typically, you should wait until your teeth and gums no longer feel numb after your root canal before you eat or drink. This may vary, so follow your dentists advice.
Can root canals be redone?
It is possible to have a root canal redone if necessary. The procedure is overall similar to an initial root canal.
Can you get a root canal and crown in the same day?
It is possible to have a root canal and crown on the same day, but this is not always the case for every patient. Your dentist will explain what you can expect during a consultation.
Can you rinse with salt water after a root canal?
Rinsing with warm salt water after your root canal can help reduce swelling and discomfort. You can rinse with salt water three times per day.
Does root canal hurt during procedure?
Your root canal procedure should be painless, as you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area.
If you’re nervous about a possible root canal, don’t worry. Locust Valley Dentists is known for being gentle, warm, and friendly. We even offer our patients eyewear, headphones, soothing music, aromatherapy, and blankets to decrease anxiety during every appointment.
This will be the most comfortable dental experience of your life.
- Convenient office hours to fit the busiest schedules
- There’s never any stress or judgment here
- Our modern, calm, and relaxing office is one of a kind
- Learn why root canals are so common
No Insurance? No problem.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still have beautiful and healthy teeth! At Locust Valley Dentists, we work with our patients and offer a variety of financing options. Wondering how much your root canal will cost? We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Insurance & Financing
For your treatment, our office is able to work with many PPO insurance providers.
Our friendly front office team will help you file your claim and maximize your insurance benefits.
" Dr. Koster is a great dentist who is patient, attentive, and gentle. She took the time to explain every treatment option available and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. The staff is very friendly and always willing to work around my schedule. I would definitely recommend Dr. Koster for your dental care. "
- Jeniza K.
" I love this office! Dr Koster knows what she’s doing and has great staff that are friendly and professional! What I appreciate the most is her attention to detail, looking out for my best interest and letting me know what’s happening with my health so I can take better care of myself. This Doctor is truly someone who cares about her patients!!! "
- Renee S.
" Dr. Adrianne Koster is Amazing! She is caring, gentle, extremely personable, and provides exceptional dentistry. The staff is very professional and nice. Thank you! I love my new smile. "
- Maria G.