Providing Leominster, MA, High-Quality Endodontic Care

Learn More About Our Endodontic Services

Whether you are receiving endodontic treatment or dentistry services, Leominster Endodontics strives to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Located in Leominster, MA, and serving surrounding communities, our endodontic specialist empathizes and informs you throughout the procedure. Explore our FAQ below to learn more information!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I lose my tooth?

The answer to this question depends on the severity of your case. If your tooth is not too badly decayed, your dentist will remove the decayed part and leave the remaining part of your tooth in your mouth, then cover it up with dental filling or dental crown.

If the damage or decay is extensive, your dentist will recommend extracting the tooth and replacing it with an artificial tooth through the use of a dental implant.

Is a root canal painful?

There is a misconception that root canals are painful, but the truth is they are not. Thanks to technological advances, root canals are about as painful as getting a dental filling, which is not painful at all.

How long does the procedure take?

Root canals typically can be done in one visit to the dentist and usually do not take more than 1 ½ hour. If your problem is severe, you will likely need at least two visits to the dentist to complete the procedure.

Do I need a root canal if the tooth does not hurt?

If your tooth is decayed and you leave it untreated, you will make matters worse because the decay will spread to other teeth. If you wait until you are in a significant amount of pain, your dentist might have to perform a root canal on more than one tooth. This will cost you more money than if you had taken care of it much easier.

Is it cheaper to have the tooth removed?

Extracting the infected tooth is an alternative to undergoing a root canal, but that option should not be on the table unless there is nothing that can be done to salvage the damaged tooth. Extracting the tooth also will not save you any money because you will be charged for the extraction and will also have to pay for the implant to replace the removed tooth, which will be more expensive than the root canal itself.

Having your teeth pulled can lead to the loss of bone density in your jaw, especially if the missing tooth is not replaced soon after it was extracted. The loss of bone density can affect your facial structure and make you appear older than you are.

Will my insurance cover the procedure?

Yes, most dental insurance will cover root canal treatment because the procedure is done for the benefit of your oral health and is not considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Will my insurance cover the procedure?

Typically, root canal recovery time lasts about 14 days. Mild discomfort may be present for a few days, but this can be managed with medication. If you have severe pain or discomfort that lasts longer than a week, call your dental specialist.


Root canal treatment is done to help salvage badly damaged tooth. If you have a fractured or decayed tooth, talk to your dentist to find out if a root canal can help fix the problem.
Contact at 978-699-3800 to schedule a consultation with our endodontic specialist today!
Lemominster Endodontics, Endodontist in Leominster, MA

Leominster Endodontics
80 Erdman Way Suite 315
Leominster, MA, 01453


Business Hours:

Monday: 8 AM-4 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM-4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM- 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM-5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 1 PM