Root Canal Therapy From Your Dentist in Wall, NJ

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  • Relieve tooth pain
  • Remove infection in and around the affected tooth
  • Restore function to a damaged tooth
  • Avoid tooth extraction
  • Preserve your smile!

Root canals are often linked with some of life’s most unpleasant circumstances, but at Oliverie Dental in Wall, NJ, we know that they actually relieve pain and involve little to no discomfort at all, thanks to local anesthesia.

What is a root canal and why is it sometimes necessary?

A procedure that’s used by dentists to save an injured or diseased tooth from unnecessary removal, root canals are procedures that relieve pain cause by an inflamed and infected tooth.

At the core of each tooth, inside small chambers called the root canals, is soft pulp tissue consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When infection and inflammation develop in the pulp tissue, you may feel tooth sensitivity or intense pain. If left untreated, the pain may go away as the nerves die, but the problem remains … and may result in tooth loss.

How is a root canal helpful?

During root canal therapy, after anesthesia has been administered, your dentist will remove the infected pulp before cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth. Your dentist will then fill and seal the tooth with a special rubber-like material. A filling or crown will then be applied to the tooth, enabling you to chew and bite on the tooth without issues.

How long does a root canal treatment last?

With good oral hygiene, a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal can last a lifetime without issues.

Curious about whether root canal therapy may be right for you? Call us today!