Root Canals in Edgewater, NJ
Get out of pain and save your tooth!
What Is a Root Canal?
One of the most common endodontic procedures.
You may associate root canals with pain; however, the truth is root canal treatment actually gets you out of pain – often providing immediate pain relief.
When your tooth’s decay or infection reaches the inner layer of your tooth, called the pulp, it can cause severe pain, sensitivity, and inflammation. To save the healthy parts of your tooth and avoid a tooth extraction, you will need a root canal procedure.
What to expect
At Smiles on the Hudson, our root canals are performed by an endodontist – a dentist with specialized training on this type of procedure.
Dr. Fabiola Douglas has years of experience as an endodontist in New Jersey, and will make sure you are well taken care throughout the root canal procedure, which includes:
- Numbing your mouth so you are comfortable and relaxed
- Removing the pain-causing infection from inside your tooth
- Disinfecting and sealing it to prevent reinfection
- Capping your tooth with a natural-looking crown to restore its appearance and function
Our award-winning endodontist will help you relief any painful symptoms and save your tooth.
Root canals in Edgewater, NJ are an easy, stress-free, and safe procedure.
Root Canal Benefits
See why people choose us for root canals in Edgewater, NJ.
A root canal costs less than your alternative option, which is extracting your tooth and restoring it with a bridge, denture, or dental implant. If you have dental insurance, this endodontic procedure may be covered.
A root canal completely restores your tooth’s function, meaning you can eat and drink without discomfort, protect your other teeth from excessive wear or strain, and maintain your jaw and bite alignment.
Our endodontist in Edgewater, NJ uses modern technology to make your root canal therapy comfortable, effective, and fast. We also offer sedation dentistry for those with dental anxiety or fear.
To restore your tooth’s appearance and function, we will cap your tooth with a custom-made dental crown. It will be designed to look and feel exactly like your surrounding teeth so that no one will notice – not even yourself.
Why Choose Smiles On The Hudson?
If you read Opens new tab to Google reviews our real patient reviews, you will find that most do not mention our dental services but instead, rave about their positive experience and how we made them feel. This is a true reflection of our unique approach to dentistry, where we place your needs and comfort level first to give you an anxiety-free dental experience.
By joining our dental family, you can expect:
FAQs About Root Canals
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Here are nine common signs you need a root canal:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Persistent pain
- Swollen, red, or tender gums
- Little pimples on your gums
- Bad breath
- Tooth discoloration
- Pain when you chew or touch the tooth
- A chipped or cracked tooth
If you show any of these root canal symptoms, call us for an exam: (201) 941-0088. It’s vital you do not ignore these warning signs. Leaving your infected tooth untreated may result in an emergency root canal or tooth loss.
What causes you to need a root canal?
A root canal is necessary when your tooth becomes irreversibly infected or damaged.
Most often, the root canal cause is an infected pulp. The pulp is the substance in the center of your tooth, consisting of the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
Other dental problems root canal therapy can treat include:
Abscess: This is an infection caused by a pus pocket along the pulp of your tooth. It is formed when bacteria decays. An abscess can cause a foul odor, a bad taste, and severe pain. If left untreated, this infection can spread to other teeth and throughout your body.
Deep cavity: This is caused when a cavity progresses into the inner layers of your tooth, creating a gaping hole for food and bacteria to enter. Deep cavities can cause extreme pain.
Pain: If you have unexplained tooth pain, the removal of the tooth’s pulp and nerve via a root canal will help eliminate that pain.
Unsure if you need a root canal? Contact our dental office in Edgewater, NJ!
Is a root canal painful?
Root canal therapy should not cause you pain. Afterward, you may feel some tenderness – standard of any dental procedure – but this can usually be treated with over the counter medication.
Root canals are commonly associated with pain because of the pain the infection can cause you before getting treatment. Some patients claim they felt immediate pain relief following their root canal appointment.
What hurts more, root canal vs. extraction?
Opens new tab to The American Association of Endodontics website The American Association of Endodontics states patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless compared to those who have a tooth extracted.
Is it cheaper to get a root canal or extraction?
A tooth extraction costs less than a root canal. However, to restore your tooth after an extraction, you will need to get one of the following:
- Dental Implant
These restorative dentistry procedures require additional appointments, material, and ongoing maintenance, which adds up in cost.
In the end, a root canal is cheaper than a tooth extraction.