Robert Lipschutz, DMD, PC
Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Dr. Lipschutz has extensive experience in root canal therapy, helping patients in Manhattan and throughnout New York City treat deep decay and prevent tooth loss.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure that's used to replace a tooth that has deep decay or damage that extends into the canals that lead from the center of the tooth to the root, the area known as the tooth pulp. During the procedure, special techniques are used to carefully remove the damaged area of pulp while preserving the rest of the tooth. Then the resulting space is sealed and filled to prevent additional decay and provide added strength. Once the root canal is filled, a crown may also be used to help strengthen the tooth from the outside as well as hide discoloration that can occur when the pulp portion of the tooth is removed.
How can I tell if I need a root canal?
The only way you can know for sure if you need a root canal is to see the dentist whenever you have the following symptoms:
Tooth pain, especially when the tooth is touched or when biting or chewing
Tender or red gums
Abscess, with or without pus drainage
Sometimes, damage can occur without these symptoms, and having regular exams and x-rays are the only ways to tell that your tooth is at risk of more serious damage.
Is a root canal better than having my tooth pulled?
It's almost always better to preserve a natural tooth than to extract it. First of all, when a tooth is removed the teeth on either side of the gap will begin to shift toward the open space, resulting in weak roots and even additional tooth loss. It can also cause issues with your natural bite mechanics, contributing to issues like chronic jaw pain and headaches. Plus, replacing a lost tooth can often be significantly more costly than having a root canal performed.
Who will take care of my root canal procedure?
We have an in house endodontist that will take over the procedure once Dr. Lipschutz has finished the initial treatment.
At the practice of Robert D. Lipschutz, DMD, we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date.
Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
To verify your dental insurance benefits, we MUST receive your correct date of birth, name of insurance company, telephone number of insurance company, and subscriber ID number and/or social security number at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to provide this information may result in cancellation of your appointment. If you should need to cancel your appointment, kindly provide 24 hours advance notice.
Words from our patients
I've never been to a dentist who takes time and explains everything so well like Dr.Lipschutz! Dr.L as well as his staff were very gentle and nice, and they cared!."
"It couldn't have been a better experience, going back. No judgements, no lectures."
"Dr. Rob makes me enjoy seeing him. An incredibly personable person who actually cares about my teeth, even more so than I care about them. "
"My husband & I are extremely pleased with Dr. Lipschultz's office! He is always punctual, courteous & thorough! His employees are also friendly & professional. "
"Doctor Lipschutz is not only excellent at his expertise but also make patients feel comfortable. I would recommend anyone to him without a second thought."