We’ve all heard the urban myths about root canals. But this restorative dentistry treatment doesn’t have to be a painful or scary process. In fact, root canals are used to get you out of pain! If you’re ready to take the first step to fixing your infected tooth, call Newman Springs Dental Care at 732-352-3903 to learn if a gentle root canal could help you.
At our Lincroft, NJ dentist office, Dr. Mitchel L. Friedman, Dr. Aparna Menon, and our compassionate team of dental professionals use our extensive experience and training to provide a wide array of treatment options. If you have teeth that are damaged, visit us for smile repairs so you can get back to:
- Enjoying your favorite foods without difficulty or pain
- Smiling wide and proud without worrying about noticeable smile issues
- Living your life with normal, pain-free oral function
When you visit us, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience as pleasant as possible. If you’re nervous and would like some help relaxing, just let us know!
For your convenience, we offer some flexible hours. This way, you can get the dental care you need without having to take off work. If you have a standard nine to five work schedule, you should consider visiting our office:
- Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
- Until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays
- On two Saturdays a month from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visit Us For A Root Canal To Save Your Infected Tooth
Sometimes, all it takes to get over a fear is to understand the source of your discomfort. So you can know what to expect during a root canal, we will review the steps of the process with you before we get to work on your damaged tooth. For now, here’s a basic outline of the procedure:
- To get a clear idea of the degree of damage and how best to proceed, we will do an X-ray of your mouth
- We will apply an anesthetic to your tooth and the surrounding area so you won’t feel any pain
- To access the inside of your tooth, we will make a small hole
- Using special tools and techniques, we’ll remove the infected soft tissue and nerves (pulp) from inside your tooth
- We will fill the space left by your removed pulp with an inert material
Contrary to popular belief, the entire process is fairly simple and in most cases is comparable to a tooth filling in terms of any possible pain or discomfort for the patient.
Depending on the state of your tooth following the pulp removal, we may also recommend placing a dental crown for added strength and protection. Because we have invested in an in-house CEREC milling machine, we can provide a dental crown the same day as your root canal. That means you won’t have to return for your crown as you would at many dental offices!
You may be wondering how the inside of a tooth gets infected in the first place. The enamel on our teeth is the hardest material in the human body, but it is far from invincible. Even a simple cavity, if left untreated, could eventually bore into your enamel and start to affect the pulp within. Root canals can also become necessary if a tooth is injured from trauma and from other issues.
If you require a root canal and do not do something about it in time, the damage could become so severe that your tooth is beyond saving. We will do everything we can to save your damaged teeth but if an infected tooth is only going to lead to other dental problems, we may recommend a tooth extraction.
For patients that are still a little nervous about a root canal, we can help relieve your dental anxiety with oral conscious dental sedation in pill form. About an hour or so before your actual procedure, you’ll take this medication so when you arrive at our office, you’ll feel completely relaxed. Your smile will be in good hands when you visit us!
Don’t let a bad situation get worse if you have an infected tooth. If you think you’re in need of a root canal, call Newman Springs Dental Care at 732-352-3903 to find out for sure and get a gentle procedure if necessary. You can also use our convenient online form or swing by our Lincroft, NJ dentist office in person to schedule or ask a team member questions.