Root Canal Procedure

Root Canal Procedure Explained Buffalo Endodontist Dr. Aaron McCann

Are you in need of a root canal procedure? Are you nervous about the what the procedure entails? No need to worry! Precision Endodontics is here to help! Here at Precision Endodontics we have a Root Canal Dentist, Dr.Aaron McCann who will put your mind at ease. A root canal procedure should be pain-free, Dr.McCann makes this possible with his state-of-the-art dental equipment.

Around 14 million individuals receive root canals every year, making this procedure one of the most shared dental treatments among patients. Many put off root canal procedures due to the fear of pain and overall discomfort. The first step is being examined by Dr.McCann. He will evaluate the tooth damage and provide you with the best treatment options for you. The next step would be figuring out your out of pocket costs and minimize them to the best of our ability. We are here for you every step of the way.

Most root canal procedures only require one office visit. After a detailed evaluation, Dr.McCann will numb the area. A lot of patients compare the discomfort to that of a regular filling. Once all of the bacteria is cleared out, the root canal specialist will seal the tooth to ensure there will not be any damage in the future or tooth decay.


You may not know if your symptoms are due to needing a root canal procedure. Once infection begins, most patients suffer from severe sensitivity to extreme temperature. It is also common to have swelling along your gums.

These symptoms are not the same for everyone, some individuals have no visible symptoms. The only way to tell if you need a root canal procedure in these cases is to do a digital X-ray that will show how much damage has been done.

If you ignore your symptoms, the damaged tooth can cause serious complications. The swelling will first spread to other areas of the mouth and can even spread to your face and neck. As the infection spreads, bone loss will occur around the nerve. In most cases, the subsequent drainage will soak into the skin.

After The Root Canal Procedure

Most patients see a difference within the same night of having the root canal procedure. The pain patients had before the procedure is resolved almost immediately. A few days after the procedure, over-the-counter pain relievers are usually strong enough to diminish any discomfort. For the next 72 to 96 hours it is recommended to chew on the other side of your mouth.  Dr. McCann has a high success rate with root canal procedures. Most individuals are able to continue with their normal activities within the same day.

Potential Problems After The Procedure

It is possible to develop complications from having a root canal procedure. Sometimes, debris and bacteria can be left behind deep in the gaps which are extremely difficult for even the best surgeons to reach. In this case, an Apicoectomy is recommended.

If you have any questions or concerns about a root canal procedure feel free to give us a call at our West Seneca office, (716)-671-3028 or our Williamsville office, (716)-675-6204.

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