Experiencing Spontaneous Tooth Pain?

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Dr. Hatim Hamad of Advanced Endodontics of Buffalo is always ready to help you.

You deserve no compromises in your
endodontic treatment.

We offer a 15% military discount and
15% senior citizen discount.
We work with many insurance providers!

OR CALL US – 716-464-3023

Offer valid to qualified new consult candidates.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is the most common dental procedures performed in our office. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is pulp, which is a collection of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help to initially build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and fractures, or repeated dental procedures on the tooth. Symptoms of the infection can include swelling around the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, discomfort when chewing with the tooth, and spontaneous pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp.

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Meet Our Endodontist

Dr. Hamad is a California native who grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Glendale High School and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Cairo University in 1994. He received his DDS from the State University at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1999 and was subsequently commissioned as an Officer in the U. S. Navy.

His first duty station was Norfolk, VA where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He then transferred to NTC Great Lakes, Illinois where he spent three years as part of the Great Lakes training facility Endodontic Department.

After tutelage from seven endodontists in Great Lakes, Dr. Hamad was awarded a Certificate in Endodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, in Bethesda, MD, as well as a master’s degree in Health Sciences from George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

Afterward, Dr. Hamad served as the Endodontics Department Head at Groton Submarine Base in Groton, CT.  Currently, he works as a part-time clinical associate professor for the endodontic department at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is commonly recommended when a large cavity has advanced to the nerve and pulp tissue housed inside of your root canals. This type of infection is quite advanced, and, left untreated, it can cause an abscessed tooth and tooth death. Once the tooth has died, it most likely will need to be pulled. Root canal therapy is a way to conserve the tooth while removing the infection. Root canal therapy is beneficial because of it:

  • Prevents the spread of infection
  • Prevents death of tooth nerves
  • Can save your tooth from extraction
  • Is a relatively quick, painless procedure

How is a root canal performed?

Dr. Hamad will anesthetize your tooth to eliminate discomfort. The injured and/or diseased pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This treatment may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment ranges from 80 to 98 percent depending upon the severity of the disease. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of healing is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your general dentist. You should contact their office for a final restoration within one week of completion at our office. Any delay in the placement of a permanent restoration can exert a negative influence on the outcome of root canal therapy. Your general dentist will decide what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth, but in most circumstances, a full-coverage restoration (such as a crown) will be recommended. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience postoperative complications after root canal therapy or microsurgery. However, if a problem does occur, you should contact our office as soon as possible.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with root canal therapy can vary depending on multiple factors. The severity of damage to the affected tooth, the tooth which is affected, and the history of previous root canal procedures can all affect the cost. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. You will be informed of the cost prior to the initiation of treatment, and we work with many insurance providers.

We offer a 15% military discount and
15% senior citizen discount
We work with many insurance providers!

OR CALL US – 716-464-3023

Offer valid to qualified new consult candidates.

See What Our Patients Have To Say

“Highly recommended – Best specialist I’ve been to by far. Dr Hamad is caring, he takes time to explain procedures in layman’s terms, and made me feel at ease. The office has a comfortable, happy environment – I wouldn’t hesitate to bring my children, if they ever needed. Very happy! :-)”
Mishka S.

“Recommended by another dentist to see Dr. Hamad and found his office staff and him to be very informative about the procedure and excellent results. Would and will return if needed in the future.”
Richard C.

“After struggling with a toothache, my primary Dentist recommended 2 other offices, however they didn’t accept our insurance. We found Dr. Hamad in the directory of providers, however I didn’t know what to expect… The office had an immediate appointment open on a Saturday (which was a bonus for me). “
Brian T.

In Pain? Don’t Wait Any Longer.

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