You likely associate root canals with discomfort and pain. With today’s advances, it doesn’t have to be that way. Endodontist Dr. Zena Al-Adeeb is trained in the latest technologies and techniques, allowing her to make this once dreaded procedure simple and pain-free.

During your treatment, Dr. Al-Adeeb will use a surgical operating microscope for enhanced precision as well as digital radiography and 3D imaging. You’ll experience a warm, welcome environment where your concerns are always addressed and your needs are always put first.

As a multi-specialty practice, Nevins Dental Center offers the comprehensive care you need to keep your smile healthy and bright. If you require endodontic treatment, you won’t have to find another specialist to perform the work. You can get it all done in one office, with Dr. Al-Adeeb quickly relieving your pain and restoring your mouth back to optimal health.

You’ll need a root canal if one of your teeth becomes badly decayed or infected. During the procedure, Dr. Al-Adeeb will remove the nerve and pulp from the inside of the tooth, and then clean and seal it.

If you develop an infection in your tooth, it’s important to have it treated right away. Delaying treatment will lead to more pain, with the tissue around the tooth eventually developing an infection as well. This could cause an abscess, which is a very painful and serious dental issue.

Your treatment likely will be completed in one or two 90-minute appointments. Dr. Al-Adeeb will go over your case with you to develop a customized treatment plan that best meets your needs.

Your tooth may be sensitive after the root canal, which can be alleviated with over the counter acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen. You may also need a crown to restore the tooth’s support and structure. Dr. Al-Adeeb and the team at Nevins Dental Center will discuss your options with you and schedule any further treatment you might need.


Dr. Nevins did a thorough review of my medical history and then gave me an exam. We were able to define a first step that made sense. He also put to rest some of the fears that had been caused by the first provider.

Stephanie G. | Boston, MA

Dr. Nevins has worked on gum recession and other procedures with absolute perfection. He’s knowledgeable, extremely detail oriented and is the top doctor; expert in his field.

Mary C. | Boston, MA

I came to Dr. Nevins for a second opinion and was very impressed with the level of detail explaining the options and the pros/cons. They spent a lot of time trying to get to the right answer and to make sure I understood the issues.

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