Root Canal Therapy in New Jersey

What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is a useful endodontic procedure that removes inflamed tooth pulp and treats infection. During a root canal, an endodontist makes a small opening in the tooth's crown and removes all infected and inflamed pulp from the interior. Endodontic microscopes and tiny tools ensure the removal of all dead or damaged nerves and the long-term success of your procedure.

After cleaning and sanitizing the tooth, the endodontist introduces a filling made with a special substance called gutta-percha. This filling seals out saliva, food, and other contaminants and makes a recurrence of your infection less likely.

After your root canal heals, you will receive a permanent filling or crown from your restorative dentist.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Endodontics

  • Relieves tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Stops infection before it can spread to other teeth or the body
  • Restores ability to chew
  • Preserves the natural root system for a healthy jawbone
  • Eliminates the need for a costly tooth restoration like a bridge or implant

Are You a Good Candidate for A Root Canal?

If you have any symptoms listed below, you are probably a good candidate for a root canal. A root canal is a well-tolerated procedure that works on most permanent teeth. If your child's primary tooth is infected, the endodontist will perform a related procedure called a pulpotomy or "baby root canal.”

Modern Micro Endodontics provides root canal therapy in New Jersey. Please contact us at one of our five convenient locations to schedule an appointment.

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Why Choose Modern Micro Endodontics?

We dedicate ourselves to top-notch patient care. Our five convenient offices work together to book prompt appointments when you are in pain. Every office has high-tech equipment to make your procedure faster, safer, and more effective. Our talented team works together to provide optimal endodontic care in a warm, relaxing setting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Therapy

What are some of the symptoms that indicate I may need a root canal?
  • Tooth pain that worsens when biting or chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, especially if the sensitivity persists after removing the food
  • Pus or discharge from the gum
  • Pimple-like gum swelling
  • Loose tooth
  • Darkening of the tooth (gray or black color)
Are root canals painful?
Root canals are not painful; they relieve dental discomfort and allow you to resume your normal activities. The procedure itself is no more uncomfortable than getting a large filling. Teeth that are severely infected however, may take longer to heal.
How long does a root canal take?
A root canal typically takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of your root system and the extent of the infection. In some cases, a second visit may be needed due to severe infection of the tooth or if it has a complex anatomy.
Why should I see an endodontist for my root canal?
While many general dentists receive training in root canal therapy, an endodontist gives you the best chance of a successful procedure. Endodontists complete extra coursework and a 2-3 year residency to ensure they have the skills to manage these procedures.
How long does it take to recover after a root canal?
You may feel some discomfort for the first few days to two or three weeks, depending on the state of your tooth at the beginning of treatment.
Will I need a new crown after my root canal?
You may or may not need a new crown from your restorative dentist. In some cases, the endodontist will drill through the crown, place a temporary filling within the crown, and your dentist can repair it following completion of root canal treatment.
What can I eat after a root canal?
After a root canal, chew on the other side of your mouth as much as possible for about a week. You can start with softer foods like ice cream, smoothies, and mashed potatoes and gradually add your normal foods. Avoid crunchy, spicy, or chewy foods for the first several days. If the tooth had a crack, avoid chewing on the tooth until there is a permanent restoration placed by your restorative dentist.
What happens if I put off a root canal?
Putting off a root canal longer than a few weeks could have severe consequences. Your pain and infection may spread to neighboring teeth, bones, and gums. The infection could also enter your bloodstream and cause systemic illness. The longer you wait, the more likely your tooth will need an extraction.

Contact Modern Micro Endodontics

If you have any of the above symptoms or your general dentist informed you that you need root canal therapy, please contact one of our friendly New Jersey offices today. Our five convenient locations allow you to book a prompt appointment when experiencing pain. The sooner you have a root canal, the sooner you can chew again without pain.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!
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