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At Oradell Family Dental, we perform root canal endodontic treatment to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth. We can complete root canal treatments in Oradell and work to keep patients comfortable. Root canals are a common specialized dental procedure.
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When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. The sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected, it can be incredibly painful, requiring immediate treatment.
A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth so that the infected areas can be removed. The dental pulp is removed, and oftentimes, so are the roots. You only need your tooth roots to feel sensations like hot and cold and for the tooth to grow in. Once it has fully matured, removing the roots will not directly harm the tooth. It can, however, prevent the further spread of infection, so when it is necessary to remove the roots, we promptly do so. Once done, we will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone. We will typically prescribe antibiotics, as well. This ensures that any lingering infection is eliminated.
To complete the root canal, Dr Perlmutter will seal up the hole and area where the dental pulp used to be. This is typically done with gutta-percha, a rubber-like substance that is used as a permanent filling in root canals.
At Oradell Family Dental, we will then restore the root canaled tooth with a porcelain crown to further strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Regardless of where your infected tooth is located, the crown will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Schedule an appointment with us to discuss any problems that you may be having and what should be done to heal and protect your teeth. If it appears that a root canal is the best option, our Oradell dentist will make this recommendation. If not, we will present a treatment solution that will solve your health issue. Overall, a root canal endodontics treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth by removing any infection that may be there. This single treatment makes it possible for millions of teeth to be saved on an annual basis; once it is completed, eating and drinking becomes easy again.
At Oradell Family Dental, we work to help patients feel comfortable during their root canal endodontics procedure by using sedation dentistry. We have a variety of ways that we can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during a root canal. Whether a patient needs to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, we can provide painless dentistry.
In the past, many people would need to have their teeth pulled if they became severely infected or the dental pulp became inflamed. Now, an Oradell dentist can save those same teeth by performing a root canal. This is a far better option because it keeps the natural tooth in place. This is important for the shape of the face because as teeth fall out, the muscles in the face can start to sag. While this is not particularly common with the loss of one tooth, it is when several become infected and fall out. By treating and saving an infected tooth, we are helping to preserve our patients’ facial structure.
Another benefit is that once the root canal has been completed and the crown is permanently inserted, it is possible to eat normally and without restrictions. Once the infection is gone and the tooth is strengthened, it will behave like it used to. That makes it possible to bite down with normal force, chew, and maintain normal activities without worrying about the tooth. This helps patients get back to their busy schedules.
A restored tooth will look completely natural if a tooth-colored porcelain crown is used to restore it. In fact, crowns can be created in the exact shade of the surrounding teeth so they blend in perfectly.
Alternatively, if a root canal procedure is not completed, the infected tooth will likely need to be pulled. This is essential for preventing the spread of infection. Once the tooth is removed, it will need to be replaced. The options for doing so involve getting a dental bridge or having dental implants installed. These are all viable solutions but take additional time, and the recovery period is longer since the procedures will take several steps.
If you live in the Oradell area, call Oradell Family Dental to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition. Depending on your needs, we may recommend getting a root canal treatment in Oradell.