Root Canal Therapy in Middletown, NJ


Over the years, root canals have acquired a bad reputation reflected in popular culture. Unfortunately, this has caused many people to associate the procedure with pain. We think it’s time to set the record straight: root canals are not what hurts; the pain comes first due to a dental infection.

Root canal therapy in Middletown, Holmdel, New Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Keyport, and Union Beach, NJ is the procedure that relieves your pain and restores your tooth.

Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?woman suffering from pain in middletown, new jersey

Many factors may be at work in the buildup to a necessary root canal treatment. For example, when your tooth suffers from trauma, an injury, or decay, its hard outer shell may become compromised, allowing bacteria to reach the pulp or nerve of your tooth. If you ignore this bacteria, it may grow and cause an infection. 

Dental infections lead to an array of symptoms, all of which are painful to some degree. In addition, inflammation impacts your tooth pulp and nerve, which is your bodies’ alarm, ringing out to indicate that the infection won’t go away without treatment.

An infected tooth left untreated will progressively get worse, cause more pain, and we may eventually have to extract it. This is where root canal therapy can help by removing the infected tissue and preserving your natural tooth.

What Is the Root Canal Therapy Procedure?

During root canal therapy, Dr. Pradeep Sukumar or Dr. Robert Conti will remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth, seal it with a temporary filling, and then give it time to heal. After healing is completed, you’ll return to our office for either a permanent filling or dental crown to build up strength in your tooth again.

This treatment eliminates both existing and future infections by sealing your inner tooth off while preserving the external structure to resemble and function like your natural tooth.

Will My Root Canal Hurt?

smiling man in middletownModern dentistry has made significant progress in more relaxed treatments for patients, which is true for root canal therapy. Drs. Sukumar and Conti are experienced and gentle, and they use the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure. The painkillers work immediately to relieve your discomfort.

Dr. Sukumar and Dr. Conti also use rotary endodontics, which employs an electric handpiece to remove the infection from within your tooth. This makes the procedure much more comfortable and efficient for our patients, and most are surprised at how easy root canal therapy can be.

Preventing Tooth Damage and Decay in the 07748 Area

Believe it or not, many patients may avoid root canals therapy through regular cleaning and checkups. Our experienced dental team screens you for tooth decay and cavities at every checkup. Early detection allows you to treat tooth decay with a less invasive and costly procedure such as a dental filling. In addition, your hygienist will remove the plaque buildup that causes decay during your cleaning.

Patients in Middletown, Holmdel, New Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Keyport, and Union Beach who keep routine visits at Middletown Dental every six months may avoid dental infection and potentially root canal therapy.

Contact Middletown Dental in Middletown, NJ for Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing dental pain, or if it’s time to schedule your next checkup appointment, give Middletown Dental a call. Don’t hesitate to seek the treatment you need because of financial constraints. We accept CareCredit and Lending Club and are happy to work with you.