Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment can save an infected tooth from otherwise certain extraction—it’s a proven procedure that will leave your mouth healthy and strong while restoring its natural appearance.

Your Root Canal Dentist in Tinton Falls. NJ

Are you experiencing lingering tooth sensitivity after consuming hot or cold food and drinks? Do you feel sharp pain when biting or chewing? These could be signs of an infected tooth pulp, often caused by severe tooth cracks, injuries, or extensive decay. Without treatment, the infection can lead to tooth abscess and even tooth extraction. However, our root canal specialists at Jersey Smiles in Tinton Falls, NJ are here to help. We provide comfortable and effective endodontic treatment to remove the infection and save your natural tooth. Don’t let stigma or fear stop you from getting the treatment you need.

anatomy of a tooth
  • What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a procedure used to save a tooth when the nerves inside become inflamed. The dentist must remove the infected tissue to save the tooth and eliminate the pain. Once that is done, the infected area is cleaned out.

    Symptoms of a root canal infection include:

    • Severe and intense toothaches that persist
    • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
    • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
    • Recurring abscesses on the gums

    A crown must be placed after the root canal treatment to protect the tooth from further damage.

  • How is root canal treatment performed?

    Root canal treatment begins with the dentist taking digital X-rays to assess the damage. The dentist then accesses the tooth’s inner structure and carefully removes any infected material, leaving the tooth hollow. The area is flushed with an antimicrobial liquid and then filled with a medicated substance to support and promote healing. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from fractures and breakages.

  • How long does the pain from a root canal procedure last?

    There is a common misconception that root canals are very painful. The truth is, root canal procedures aren’t usually any more painful than a tooth filling. Dentists typically provide an anesthetic to limit discomfort during and shortly after the procedure.

    Some sensitivity and discomfort are common while the area around the root canal heals. Gums can become swollen or agitated during the procedure, which results in mild pain. This pain should subside when the tooth is healed. After your treatment, your dentist will provide special instructions on caring for your newly treated tooth.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about root canal treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Jersey Smiles

620 Shrewsbury Ave.
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
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Wednesday: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
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