Root Canal Treatments

What is a Root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. Sometimes, there is trauma to the tooth or an incomplete fracture which would also need a root canal treatment. In order to save the tooth, the infected nerve, bacteria and any decay is removed and the remaining space is filled with a biocompatible material.

A root canal treatment is done on a tooth as a last resort to save it that would otherwise be removed.

Do I need a root canal treatment?

Please watch out for the following signs to know that a root canal treatment is needed.

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Severe toothache pain.
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

Sometimes there are no symptoms present. This is because the decay has silently spread close to the nerve or has already damaged the nerve.

Will I be in pain?

Your tooth will be numb so basically you should not feel a thing! Our doctor is known for her gentle and painless shots and she will keep you as comfortable as possible.

So why do I hear these horror stories on Root canal treatments?

You know how you avoid horror stories because they sound scary and once you muster up the courage, it feels funny that there was nothing to it? This is the same! Every patient is different and every tooth is different. Give your tooth a winning chance by trusting yourself!

If you think you need a root canal treatment and are on the lookout for a gentle and caring Montgomery dentist for root canal treatment, give us a call at 908-282-3366 or book an appointment.

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Unit 114 Belle Mead, NJ-08502

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Wednesday   9:30am-7pm
Thursday       Closed
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