Our Ridgewood oral surgeon is a specialist when it comes to performing procedures such as root canal. While many general dentists may also do root canals, there are benefits to having it done here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. You may associate having root canal done with pain, but it’s really just the opposite. The infection that has caused you to need root canal is the source of your pain and the procedure is the way it is relieved. In fact, with our modern equipment and methods, done by a highly trained professional who does root canals every day, you can feel confident of a smooth and comfortable process, with very little or even no pain at all.
How does your tooth get infected to start with? Well, the pulp of your tooth, which contains the nerve, is typically well-insulated when your tooth is strong, healthy, and intact. But the results of tooth decay, a cracked or fractured tooth, or having a deep filling, leaves your tooth pulp vulnerable. Most of the time, the problem will announce itself as you experience pain, generally severe, as you try to bite or chew with the tooth or apply pressure to it. You may also notice sensitivity to hot and cold beverages, tooth discoloration, or gum tenderness. Our Ridgewood oral surgeon wants to help by addressing the problem right away. In some cases where swelling is severe, you may need to take an antibiotic in advance, however.
You will be properly anesthetized before the procedure. Our Ridgewood oral surgeon will drill from the top of the tooth to gain access to the injured pulp, which will be removed along with the nerve and any debris. The area will then be sealed. The entire root canal may take one or more sessions. You will be fitted with a temporary restoration between appointments and also after the root canal has been completed. Your restorative dentist will later measure and fit you for a permanent crown to make your tooth whole again. Root canal is the best, and usually only, way to save your natural tooth from extraction. You can count on us for safe, effective, and prompt care.