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By Gentle Dentistry, P.A.
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

How a root canal from your dentists in Haworth, New Jersey can eliminate your tooth pain

If you feel nagging, aching tooth pain, you may need more than just a simple filling—a root canal may prove necessary. Fortunately, root Root_Canalcanal treatment is easier and quicker than you may think! Here at Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ, our dentists eliminate your dental pain with the help of this tooth-saving procedure.


More about root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is performed when the innermost layer of your tooth (an area known as the pulp) is either bruised or damaged. Containing a tooth's nerves and blood supply, the pulp can cause acute pain if it has been damaged or been the victim of decay. It can also create fluid build-up and pressure inside of the tooth, an issue that can create immense issues if not taken care of.

You may need a root canal if you start noticing painful symptoms like these:

  • Acute, sharp pain when you bite down or chew
  • Chronic pain that doesn’t get better
  • Increasing pain when you consume hot or cold foods/beverages
  • Pain that continues even after a filling or crown is placed
  • Pain that radiates into other areas of your face, jaws, or head

You may also notice non-painful signs, such as:

  • A tooth becoming darker or grayer compared to the teeth next to it
  • A red or white bump on your gums next to a tooth root
  • Drainage including blood or pus coming from the bump on your gums

Root canals eliminate pain by removing the diseased, infected pulp from inside your tooth. The tissue is drawn out through a small opening created in the top of your tooth, and a sedative material is placed inside your tooth. The sedative reduces inflammation and eliminates your pain. After your tooth has calmed down, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material. The opening is sealed with a small filling, and you are done!


Give us a call!

Don’t suffer with a painful tooth when help is just a phone call away. To find out more about root canal therapy, talk with the experts—call the dentists at Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ, today at (201) 384-1611!

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!