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By Gentle Dentistry, P.A.
September 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentists in Bergen County, New Jersey want you to knowroot canal

Root canal treatment can save your teeth! Even badly damaged, broken teeth can often be saved, thanks to modern root canal treatment. You can get rid of excruciating dental pain and not sacrifice your smile. Your dentists at Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ want to share what you need to know about root canal treatment. They proudly serve the residents of Haworth and Bergen County and they can help you too!

There are many reasons you may need a root canal including decay that has reached the innermost area of your tooth, dental trauma from an accident or injury, or a dental infection. So how do you know if you may need a root canal? There are several signs and symptoms to look out for including:

  • Stabbing, sharp pain when you eat hot or cold foods
  • Pain that radiates from your tooth into your jaws and face
  • Severe, throbbing pain that doesn’t resolve
  • Puffiness or swelling around a tooth
  • Redness or drainage near the root of a tooth

Sometimes you may not experience pain, but you still may need a root canal. That’s why it’s so important to visit your dentists in Haworth and Bergen County at the first sign of trouble. By taking state-of-the-art digital x-rays and performing temperature and vitality testing, your dentists will know for sure if you need root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment begins by removing the dead and diseased tissue inside your tooth. Your dentists create a small opening in the top of your tooth and remove the infected tissue. They place a sedative filling inside your tooth which reduces swelling and inflammation. After a calming down period, the sedative is removed and a permanent, inert material is placed inside your tooth. A crown is placed to protect the tooth. That’s it! You’ve just had a root canal!

Root canal treatment is the safe, effective way to keep your tooth. For more information about root canal treatment, call your dentists at Gentle Dentistry, serving the residents of Haworth and Bergen County, NJ. Call today!