Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require
extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided
whenever possible. The good news is that we are well experienced in
advanced root canal therapy.
A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling will not be suitable.
In the not too distant past, the situation mentioned above would have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite dreaded, and the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are often manageable. Often times we can complete your treatment in one hour or less!
Concerned that you might need a root canal? Let us put your mind at ease. Call our office today at (732) 901-1970.