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Root canal dentist Staten island

Root Canal Therapy
Tooth pain, swelling, and sensitivity to temperature are all symptoms of a tooth infection, requiring immediate attention from a dentist. Dr. Joseph Cipriano at Healthy Smiles of Staten Island specializes in virtually painless root canals, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and gentle, modern techniques. Explore how root canal therapy at our Staten Island, NY practice can effectively relieve pain and restore the health of your smile.


A Root Canal is Considered a Dental Emergency

A root canal is considered a dental emergency—don't delay seeking treatment. If you're experiencing pain that radiates, temperature sensitivity when eating, breathing in cool air, or drinking a cold beverage, or exhibiting signs of infection, Contact Us or Call Our Office. We'll promptly schedule an appointment for you to see a dentist.

(718) 948-1600


Why Are Root Canals Necessary?
While fillings can eliminate decay and fill small voids in a tooth's exterior, there are some problems that they simply can't address. Most people need root canals due to infection. When a tooth becomes infected, it generally spreads to the center of the tooth, or the pulp. This central part of the tooth is where the nerves, blood vessels and other tissues of the tooth are located. To remove the infection and stop the pain, this portion of the tooth needs to be removed. In addition to saving the tooth, root canals can save the tissue around your tooth.

All infections spread, and if your infected tooth isn't addressed properly and in a timely manner, that infection can spread to the soft tissue and even bone surrounding the infected tooth.
Save the Natural Tooth
Relieve Discomfort
Restore Aesthetic 


Is a Root Canal Painful?

Worried about needing a root canal? Don’t be! Our Staten Island dentist employs cutting-edge techniques and a gentle approach to ensure minimal discomfort and optimal results during root canal procedures. We also administer anesthesia to numb the treatment area, ensuring you feel no pain throughout the process.

It's crucial to understand that the goal of a root canal is to eliminate the infected pulp causing pain. Therefore, most patients undergoing root canal treatment at Healthy Smiles of Staten Island discover that the benefits far outweigh any stress or anxiety experienced during the procedure.

Worried About Insurance?

Fill out our quick online form to determine if your dental treatment is eligible for insurance reimbursement, ensuring you get the most out of your coverage.


Your Experience Matters To Us

At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, your experience matters most. We understand the apprehension around dental visits and prioritize your comfort, striving to make procedures as pain-free as possible. With transparency and your choices at the forefront, we aim to alleviate dental anxiety. Your satisfaction guides our approach, ensuring you're fully informed and empowered to make decisions aligned with your oral health goals. Trust us to be your partner on the path to a healthier, brighter smile.

​​“Dr. Cipriano is the absolute best dentist with an amazing staff! They truly care about your experience in and out of the office. They know who we are when we walk in, and make us feel like we are part of the family. After a long road of genetic dental issues and quick fixes from other providers, my daughter did not smile with her mouth open until Dr. Cipriano worked his magic on her smile. He listened to her, was patient, kind and would not finish the job until HE, was completely satisfied that my daughter was happy. It might seem like a little thing, but finally seeing my daughter smile with her teeth showing has made a world of difference for this mom. The BEST of the BEST! Thank you Healthy Smiles of Staten Island”

- Mary Q
“I grew up in SI & now live in FL. Even w/ that I have never changed my dentist. I go quarterly for cleanings. But here is why you should go here; I just flew up for Christmas, On 12/22 I needed a full root canal, typically multiple visits. Knowing I live in FL Dr. C stayed & completed the whole job, including using amazing technology to print a crown, in 1 visit. It was unreal. I had no pain & was at dinner in NYC that evening for a Christmas party.  Every person there is super nice, helpful, etc. Hands down, I will fly from FL to Newark just for an appointment here in SI. That’s how good they are, which I know sounds crazy.  But it’s worth it! If you live in Ny or Nj clearly the best dentist in the area.”

- John S
“Dr. Cipriano and his team are incredible!!! Got me right in for an emergency visit and were beyond professional, talented and kind. The office was beautiful they even had TVs on the ceiling to keep you entertained and distracted during your dental work!! I highly recommend Healthy Smiles they will exceed your expectations!!”

- Jacqueline C
“The best dental practice on Staten Island! Dr. Cipriano is great. I went in feeling super nervous and he immediately made me feel comfortable. He extracted all four of my wisdom teeth and it was a quick, easy and painless experience. I would definitely recommend anyone to come see him!”

- Alessandra V
“Healthy smiles is the best dental office on Staten Island! The staff is friendly and courteous.  Dr. Cipriano is kind and gentle , making going to the dentist pleasurable!  Appointment times are kept so there is no long waiting!! It truly feels like one big family!”

- Tara N
5-Star Reviews!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth.

Why might I need a root canal?

Root canals are typically recommended when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected due to decay, injury, or other issues.

Is a root canal painful?

With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canals are generally not painful. Most patients report feeling relief from pain after the procedure.

How long does a root canal take?

The duration of a root canal depends on the complexity of the case. On average, it can take one to two hours.

Are there alternatives to root canals?

In some cases, tooth extraction may be an alternative, but preserving the natural tooth through a root canal is often preferred.

What happens after a root canal?

After a root canal, a tooth may need a crown to provide additional support and protection.

Can I drive myself home after a root canal?

In most cases, you can drive yourself home after a root canal, as the effects of local anesthesia wear off relatively quickly.

Is it normal to experience sensitivity after a root canal?

Some sensitivity is normal, but it should subside as the tooth heals. If persistent, consult your dentist.

How successful are root canals?

Root canals have a high success rate, and most treated teeth can last a lifetime with proper care.

Is there any special care needed after a root canal?

Maintain good oral hygiene, attend follow-up appointments, and avoid biting on hard objects to ensure the success of your root canal.

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If you're experiencing pain in your tooth and swelling, and you live in the Staten Island area, schedule an appointment with us immediately. Dr. Cipriano is a top choice root canal dentist on Staten Island that has performed innumerable root canals, and he can help you resolve your pain, remove the infection, and keep your smile looking its best!

142 Annadale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312, United States

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