Root canals are a tooth-saving procedure the dentist performs to remove an infection from the interior of the affected tooth. They do this by accessing the inside of the tooth and removing the infected tissues.
Once it has all of the tissues removed, the dentist cleans the space and fills it with a special material that will help keep it from becoming infected again. The patient will typically come back a few days later for a crown or filling.
Why Are Root Canals Essential?
A root canal is the only way to save a tooth once its root becomes infected. If left untreated, the infection will continue to cause pain while doing significant damage to the tooth. Eventually, the tooth will die and fall out. There is a risk that the infection can affect gum and jawbone health.
Root infections are also excruciating for most people, and the pain will not stop until a dentist has treated the tooth.
Fortunately, a root canal procedure will stop the pain caused by the infected nerve. Patients often feel dramatic relief from pain right after the procedure.
Professional Dentistry at Middletown Dental
Owner and dentist Dr. Sukumar Pradeep and his team, including Dr. Robert Conti, provide dental care to the residents of Middletown, NJ, and their neighbors in Newmonmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Keyport, and Union Beach.
We proudly offer CareCredit, Lending Club and have our own in-house membership to help you afford the dentistry you need.
If you have an infected tooth that needs a root canal, don't wait. The longer you put off treatment, the more pain it will cause and the more damage it will do. Contact the team at Middletown Dental to see how you can find relief from the pain you need. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us right away for same-day appointments.