Northport Family Dental
Caring...For You.

Patient Testimonials

  • "Northport Family Dental provides a very welcoming and professional staff with state of the art technology at their fingertips. On my very first visit as a new patient I was made to feel welcome and comfortable in the clean, pleasant and organized waiting area and treatment room."

  • "This was my first visit and I was immediately impressed by the facility and the professionalism of the staff. I was further impressed by the attention to detail, explanations and information given by the Doctor about the available treatments and my options. Dental treatment is not high on my list of things I look forward to but this was a rewarding and relatively painless experience."

  • "My family and I have been going to Northport Dental for the past 20 years and we love it. Dr. Rubin is awesome and his staff of hygienists, assistants and administrators are all so nice and caring and professional. Dr. Rubin's office is total state of the art - with all the latest high-tech equipment and comfortable atmosphere. We've recommended this office to many friends who are all very happy."

  • "The staff was terrific...very friendly and welcoming. Everything went like clockwork. I can't think of an experience with a dentist that was as reassuring. Doctor Rubin was really something. He was approachable and easy to converse with. The technology and expertise was something to behold."

How long will antibiotics delay a root canal?

If you have an emerging root canal infection, antibiotics may delay infection spread. Antibiotics can also reduce some of the pain and swelling. However, antibiotics are not a substitute for root canal treatment in Northport, NY.

Without root canal treatment, the infection will always resurface and spread. And if the condition damages the tooth’s nerves, you may not feel significant pain even as the problem worsens. Failure to properly treat the infection can mean tooth loss.

What Is a Root Canal?

Root infection occurs in the canal of your tooth. Your dentist removes it by numbing the treatment site and removing the infected material. We also rinse the canal and fill it temporarily to foster healing. Later, we cap the tooth with a dental crown. This is the only way to treat this type of infection successfully.

Regular dental care and excellent oral hygiene significantly lower your cavities, gum disease, and oral infection risks.

Contact Your Northport, NY, Emergency Dentist Today

Remember, antibiotics and pain relievers are no substitute for root canal treatment. On the contrary, medications only prolong the problem.

If you have a toothache or gum swelling, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team to arrange a visit with our emergency dentist. Also, reach out if you have any questions.  

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