Advancements in the field of endodontics have resulted in an unprecedented level of success for root canal therapy, and a degree of comfort that removes all of the anxiety and fear that used to be an automatic response to just hearing the words “root canal.” Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A., we’re the experts in performing this vital procedure. You could not be in better hands.
Typically, the pain that results from inflammation or an infection in your tooth will cause you to seek out our Washington Township root canal specialist. But the need for endodontic treatment begins when the pulp of your tooth becomes injured, as the result of a large cavity, or a chipped or cracked tooth. Even gum disease or the trauma from too many dental procedures can cause your pulp to be harmed. In addition to severe pain when you touch the tooth or chew with it, other possible symptoms include tooth discoloration, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, and gum tenderness. Our Washington Township root canal specialist can assure you of a painless procedure. First, you will be numbed with local anesthetic. Then the tooth will be drilled until the pulp is reached. The damaged pulp and nerve are removed. Your canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. This may be done in just one session, or you may have to return to have it completed. The good news is that your first visit will put an end to the pain you have been feeling. Once the nerve and pulp are gone, so is the reason for the pain. If you do have to come back, you will be given a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the work can be completed. Later, several weeks after your endodontic treatment, your restorative dentist will measure you for a permanent crown that will fit you precisely.
Let our Washington Township root canal specialist save your natural tooth from being removed. With a 95% success rate, you can rest assured that the odds are in your favor.