Horseheads Dental

Mon-Thu (8am - 6pm)

Fri-Sun (Closed)

2898 Westinghouse Road

Suite 524 | Horseheads, NY 14845


Root Canals

Fear keeping you from the dentist? We will make your root canal treatment pain-free and comfortable every time.

It is very important to know that contrary to what most people think and say root canals are not painful, they relieve pain! People freak out whenever we mention root canals, but it’s not like the old days… You will be completely pain free and will not feel anything throughout your root canal treatment.


The reason most people find out they need a root canal is because they are experiencing pain in their tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures – millions are performed each year – and can help patients stay away from more costly and invasive dental work down the road.

Why Would I Need A Root Canal?

  • When the center of a tooth (pulp) becomes infected, you will need a root canal. To start, let’s talk about the pulp. The pulp is a soft inner tissue that includes groups of blood vessels and nerves that serve as the tooth’s foundation. If the pulp gets infected, either through decay, trauma or other means, root canal therapy may be necessary.
  • The best way to avoid needing a root canal is making sure you take care of your teeth every day and make your regularly scheduled visits to see Dr. Eng. Cavities that are left untreated for too long can cause the pulp to be damaged.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

  • In most cases, non-surgical treatment can be effective in treating an infection of the pulp. In that procedure, the infected areas are removed from the tooth and the root canal system (the inside of the tooth) is completely cleaned. The canals are then filled with a rubber-like material and sealed. A dental crown is then constructed and bonded to the tooth to ensure it retains its strength, shape, and function. Patients do receive local anesthesia for their comfort during this procedure, and any pain should subside within a few days of the treatment.
  • If you or your teeth are not good candidates for the standard treatment, Dr. Eng may recommend you visit a local endodontist for further consultation or a surgical procedure.

When to get a Root Canal

  • With any infection of the pulp, root canal therapy is going to be necessary. Here are the signs you may have an infection:
    • Visible swelling of the face or jaw.
    • Heightened sensitivity to temperature.
    • Pain in a tooth or gums that may occur spontaneously or when chewing.
  • If you experience any of these symptoms, call today to schedule an appointment. Leaving an infected tooth untreated has serious health risks. The infection can spread all the way into the jawbone and, potentially, throughout the body causing serious illness.
Here at Horseheads Dental, depending on your individual needs, we offer either one visit, same day, digitally designed and computer constructed CEREC crowns or the traditional two visit dental laboratory created crown.
With us, you’ll notice a difference. Your smile is the first thing that people see, so why not show a dazzling, healthy one.

Restorative Dentistry Services

Dr. Warren E. Eng and his trained staff provide dental care for patients of all ages. You can bring your entire family here for dental checkups, comprehensive examinations, teeth whitening, and more.