Endodontist – Westchester-Riverdale


Root canal problems? Fear not! Westchester Smile Design has expert endodontists specializing in painless and precise endodontic treatments. Trust us to save your natural teeth and restore your smile’s health.

Say goodbye to tooth pain with our exceptional endodontic care.
Awilda Jerez
May 9, 2024

I will give this place more stars if I could !!! From the first day I came the workers here are so welcoming and respectful especially Juan & Sandy at the front desk . I haven’t left an appointment without a smile on my face ! Thank you for all you guys do !

Janice Garcia
May 2, 2024

Judy is awesome! Soft touch and a great dental hygienist!

Geo Flores
April 30, 2024

Excellent service. Dentist and staff members.

Tara Norwood
April 16, 2024

Dr Arnoldt did extractions on my mom two weeks and and today.I am impressed with him and his staff. Sabrina was excellent with my mom and very patient. My mom felt nothing which means Dr Arnoldt was very gentle. I will recommend Dr Arnoldt to my family and friends. Thanks to Sabrina as well for being so kind.

Frank Cortalano
April 10, 2024

The Dental Hygienist Judy was wonderful. Very patient and incredibly helpful. She answered all my questions and gave me the best advice to take care of my teeth.

April 3, 2024

super sweet and gentle staff! they move precisely and quickly too!

Lydia Alcantara
March 13, 2024

The most friendliest office staff . Smile design had the sweetest Dr.Tavares who restored my mom’s beautiful smile 😊

nicole shaw
February 29, 2024

My experience at Westchester Smile design was first class. I had no wait time and I'm extremely satisfied with their service. Philisha's patient care is amazing!

Jerome Brown
February 29, 2024

Great staff, great facility, great service, great dental experience.......Great Dentist👍👍👍

Shani Porter
February 29, 2024

I had a great first time experience with Philisha and Dr. Markovitch. Hoping that the rest of my visits are the same!

Saul bello
February 28, 2024

Very nice staff. Quick service definitely recommend to anyone

Paul Wong
February 7, 2024

Great and helpful staff

Tandi Chambers
February 5, 2024

Kristine and Dr. Tavares took great care of me.. I had two fillings at once and walked out of the office feeling like it was my birthday. They took their time with me and were very professional.

nafis altaf
February 5, 2024

i like the place. They do their job wonderfully and with great professionalism. they are helpful. Dr Tabarez and Kristine was wonderful and helpful. Front desk is good too.

Marcos Viloria
February 5, 2024

I’m so satisfied with the service, professionalism, kindness, respect and honesty. Dr. Chantal Tavarez is the best by far.

Natty Imar
February 5, 2024

Normally I’m pretty scared of anything with my teeth but Christine and dr Tavaresz was so wonderful they made me feel very comfortable and at ease with everything explained everything I appreciate everything they did and I will definitely come back

Joseph Gutierrez
February 1, 2024

From Juan the receptionist to the doctor and assistants I had an amazing time and they were understanding with everything I had

joseph delgado
January 30, 2024

I don't like going to the dentist but after the amazing experience I had with Judy Mercedes I will start going more often I really love it and I recommend 100%

Plinio Cruz
January 25, 2024

Always such a pleasant experience… everyone here is always attentive and helpful.

Kristine Cura
January 25, 2024

This is my second appointment here at Westchester Smile Dr. Taveras and Kristine are the ones who did my crown. I’m happy I did find a place where I’m comfortable asking questions without feeling dumb or unsure of what is going on. The customer service here is great and I felt safe the whole time :)

Greg Click
January 25, 2024

Dr Markovitch is wonderful! He works miracles! Came in for a lot of bad teeth, came out with a brand new smile! Would recommend him to anyone!

Avrumy Kaufman
November 2, 2023


charles loudermilk
April 14, 2023

My son needed 2 impacted molars removed for his braces and Dr Arnold the surgeon had them out in about 15mins. Recovery was really just 2 days and now the 3rd day just some swelling. The office is efficient and doctor very knowledgeable and friendly. Couldn't be happier with their performance.

Tricia Anne
March 31, 2023

My mom just saw Dr. Markovitch & had a great experience. The office is very nice, & Dr. Markovitch & his staff are lovely.

khashayar Yazdan
March 29, 2023

Excellent customer service. Smiling staff and wonderful dentist.

March 23, 2023

Great deal of professionalism

Marilyn Lloyd
March 15, 2023

First time experience with the company was great courteous and professional

Jennifer Reid
March 15, 2023

Professionalism is their priority and I was pleased with my first visit

jeff deloatch
March 15, 2023

Very professional and welcoming, I felt at ease and comfortable, and the staff was great. Dr. Explained and made sure I understood all my options and they we're willing to accommodate to my situation as much as they could... thank you westchester 😁

Very friendly staff, been going there for years. I give them a A+

March 1, 2023

The doctor was fast and efficient when taking out your molars. He does take in consideration how you feeling to proceed with the rest of your teeth. The doctor’s assistant was good too. He let me hold his arm when I was scared so he comforted me (which it was a nice thing and much needed to calm my nerves). They did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend them.

February 21, 2023

The best ! Thank you for the excellent professionalism and dedication to your patient

February 20, 2023

went here for the first time. staff was kind and courteous. wasn’t there long and was able to fit me in last min for a cleaning.

Anthony Wesley
February 2, 2023

Great people and great results.

Elton Taylor
January 27, 2023

The particular dentist I had was beyond great the best dentistry I’ve ever had hands-down she was very informative as I’m scared of needles her techniques and styles of performing her work was very soothing and she was very mindful about the way I am with needles for work was quick efficient. An excellent sweetie. I really recommend her for any services.

Nalini Gocool
January 19, 2023

Staff was very polite and make me feel very comfortable they were very friendly.

Dawne' Coates
January 13, 2023

I am very pleased. The Doctor and her assistants were friendly and carry big hearts.

January 10, 2023

Great service. The staff was very polite and informative. RN

Rey Ramirez
January 10, 2023

Son unas personas muy profesionales Aileen y la doctora K Nassim asen un muy buen equipo muchas gracias bendiciones para las dos

December 19, 2022

Amazing experience thank you

Myriam Belloch
December 5, 2022

Good experience. Everyone was very nice.

Arthur Rishar
November 23, 2022

I had a great day at the office as usual thanks again Dr Markovitz as well as your staff Arthur

Austin Okobi
September 5, 2022

From the receptionist to doctor are wonderful people. They are very recept able and warm toward everyone who walks through their door.

gwen clayton
August 1, 2022

I appreciate the follow up and laser focus to details even after several Weeks pass in between appointments. The Dentists and office staff seem to communicate well amongst themselves. The dentists empathy towards pain sensitivity always earn a A+ In my book! And there is nothing like confidence taking a selfie with super star with the right smile 😀..Smile Design did that !

Went for implants and I am very happy they fit fine and look great thank you Doctor Markovicth and your staff all of which are very helpful especially Aileen I would highly recommend all of them

Linda Ayoub
November 27, 2021

The staff is professional and on point. The dentists and hygienists are very knowledgeable. Informative, and great at what they do.

Maritza Mejia
February 19, 2020

I love Dr Shy and all the staff, will always be your patient, regardless or my fear. You guys are the best.......

Nya T
December 20, 2019

Great atmosphere, everyone is friendly and professional, and the irony of all the staff having nice and friendly smiles lol. I’m looking forward to getting my braces from them

Endodontics: Everything You Need to Know

Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on treating the inside of the tooth. Endodontists are dental specialists who have advanced training in diagnosing and treating issues related to the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth.

If you have been experiencing persistent tooth pain or sensitivity, your general dentist may refer you to an endodontist for specialized treatment. Here’s everything you need to know about endodontics and what to expect during a typical endodontic procedure.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of issues related to the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. The dental pulp is a soft tissue located inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. It can become damaged due to deep decay, cracks, chips, or trauma, leading to infection, pain, and inflammation.

Endodontic procedures aim to remove the damaged or infected pulp, clean and shape the root canal system, and fill it with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection and restore the tooth’s function.

Common Endodontic Procedures

The most common endodontic procedure is root canal therapy. This procedure involves removing the damaged or infected pulp from the tooth, cleaning and shaping the root canal system, and filling it with a biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha, to prevent further infection and restore the tooth’s function.

Other common endodontic procedures include endodontic retreatment, apicoectomy, and pulpotomy. Endodontic retreatment is a procedure performed when a previously treated tooth becomes re-infected or fails to heal properly. Apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the tip of the tooth’s root and surrounding infected tissue to eliminate infection and promote healing. Pulpotomy is a procedure that involves removing the damaged portion of the pulp from a baby tooth to prevent the spread of infection.

What to Expect During an Endodontic Procedure

Before the procedure, your endodontist will review your medical and dental history and perform a comprehensive oral examination, including x-rays and other diagnostic tests, to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of treatment.

The actual endodontic procedure involves several steps. First, your endodontist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Then, they will create a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp chamber and root canal system.

Next, they will remove the damaged or infected pulp and use special instruments to clean and shape the root canal system. They may also use an antimicrobial solution to kill any remaining bacteria and reduce the risk of infection.

Once the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and shaped, your endodontist will fill it with a biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha, and seal the opening with a temporary filling.

After the procedure, your endodontist may recommend a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and ensure that the tooth is healing properly. In some cases, a dental crown or other restoration may be necessary to protect the tooth and restore its function.

If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain or sensitivity, it’s important to seek professional dental care. Endodontic procedures, such as root canal therapy, can help to eliminate pain, restore the function of the tooth, and prevent the need for more invasive treatments.

At Westchester Smile Design, our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality endodontic care to patients in Westchester and the surrounding areas.

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