Root Canal

Experiencing a serious toothache or sharp pain when you bite down? You may be suffering from a root canal infection.

Root canal therapy performed by Dr. Anthony Ramirez can relieve your pain and prevent the need for tooth extraction.

Learn how our team in Bay Ridge, NY, provides gentle, effective treatment to restore the integrity of your tooth.

Understanding Root Canal Infections and the Risks of Putting Off Treatment

The pulp in the center of your tooth is made up of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. When a deep cavity or cracked tooth causes harmful bacteria to spread inward to the pulp and nerves, it can leave you with a painful infection that can cause swelling, bone loss, tooth loss, and other health complications. If infection is left unchecked for too long, tooth extraction followed by dental implant placement could be your best solution. However, timely root canal therapy from our trusted dentist can prevent the need for this expensive surgery.
You don't need to visit an endodontist to get the treatment you need. The team at our Bay Ridge, NY, dental office offers safe, virtually painless root canal treatment that removes the infection, saves your tooth, and gives you much-needed relief.

Know the Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

If you experience any of the following, it’s time to book an appointment with your dentist or endodontist to determine if you need root canal treatment:

  • Persistent Tooth Pain
  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Darkening of the Tooth
  • Gum Inflammation
  • Dental Abscess
  • Unpleasant, Metallic Taste

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy Performed By Dr. Ramirez

Comfortable Treatment

Some patients put off a visit to their dentist because they believe root canal treatment will be painful. Not with us; we utilize anesthesia and offer sedation dentistry options to ensure you’re comfortable every step of the way. 

Same-Day Crowns

You have a busy schedule—and we have sophisticated resources that accommodate it. Thanks to CEREC® technology, we can fabricate and place a high-quality dental crown immediately after your root canal procedure.

Restored Oral Health

Dental infections can spread to neighboring teeth and gum tissue. Getting prompt root canal therapy at our practice can help you steer clear of more serious health concerns that could escalate otherwise.

The Root Canal Procedure A Closer Look

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of a root canal procedure at our Bay Ridge, NY, office:
Infected root canals can cause pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Root canal therapy provides fast relief.
Infected root canals can cause pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Root canal therapy provides fast relief.

Initial Consultation

Before performing a root canal, we conduct a thorough examination—which may include X-rays—to determine whether you have a tooth infection or if your discomfort stems from something else.


If root canal therapy is recommended, we’ll begin the procedure by administering local anesthesia to provide a pain-free and positive patient experience.

Removal of Infected Pulp

Dr. Ramirez will create a small opening at the top of your tooth to access the root canals and the pulp inside. He will then remove the infected tissue from your root canals.

Root Canal Cleaning

Once the pulp is removed, he’ll clean and sterilize the tooth and root canals to eliminate lingering bacteria and prevent reinfection.

Tooth Restoration

He will fill the tooth and root canals with a durable dental substance before placing a filling or crown.

Why Patients Love Our Dentistry Practice Serving Brooklyn, Bay Ridge, and Beyond


john lauto

Brooklyn, NY


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Dr. Ramirez and his entire staff are very knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic. Dr. Ramirez stays very current with the newest technologies available which enables him to deliver the most positive outcomes possible.

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Dennis Rella

Brooklyn, NY


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Dr. Ramírez, by far, is the best dentist around! He’s gentle, knowledgeable, experienced and honest. He knows what he doing and he’s very good at it! His entire staff is very welcoming and takes the pain out of going to the dentist.

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Anthony Ramirez, DDS, MAGD

Anthony Ramirez, DDS, MAGD

Our mission is to provide patients in the greater Bay Ridge area with top-of-the-line dentistry backed by compassionate service and innovative technology. Dr. Ramirez possesses extensive training in the fields of general and implant dentistry and is affiliated with several trusted organizations, such as:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Better Business Bureau
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Invisalign®
  • SureSmile®

To request an appointment at our Bay Ridge, NY, office, please fill out our online form or call (718) 748-3003.

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Dr. Ramirez and his staff are awesome. They have state-of-the-art facilities right in the neighborhood and always make you feel comfortable.

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