If your tooth has a diseased nerve or severe fracture, a root canal is one of the only ways available to save it. In the past, it might have been extracted. Now, Dr. C can help you save your smile thanks to our in-house endodontic therapy treatments.
Save Your Tooth From the Inside-Out
What is a root canal? A root canal is like a filling that goes down into the nerve chamber of the tooth, sealing out the possibility of repeat infections. They are necessary when teeth have suffered from a(n):
- Severe fracture
- Deep cavity
- Large, failing restoration
- Chronic, severe toothache or sensitivity
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During a root canal, Dr. C will numb the area round the tooth, to minimize any discomfort. Then, he will remove any decayed or damaged tooth structure as well as create an access point to the nerve tissue. Next, all of the diseased nerve tissues are removed and the nerve canal is thoroughly cleaned. Lastly, a filling material is placed down into the chamber to seal out infection.
What if I Decline the Root Canal?
Avoiding a root canal may lead to your tooth being lost completely. Eventually the infection will continue to spread, impacting other teeth throughout your mouth.
After your root canal, Dr. C will need to place a permanent crown over the tooth to preserve function as well as aesthetics. If you suspect that you need endodontic treatment, call our Hackensack dental office to schedule an exam.
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