Root Canal Therapy

The words “root canal” can strike fear in dental patients everywhere, but they don’t have to. The skilled team at Genesis Dental in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, performs convenient, hassle-free root canal therapy to patients on a routine basis.
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy doesn’t cause pain; it relieves it. This tooth-saving treatment is actually one of the most commonly performed dental procedures in the United States. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, call the office today.

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure the team at Genesis Dental offers to treat a damaged or infected tooth. The procedure itself involves removing the damaged, decayed, or infected pulp from within your tooth.

This pulp is the soft tissue inside your tooth containing blood vessels and nerve fibers. When your pulp is damaged or infected, it swells, which pinches the nerves inside, causing pain and discomfort. Not only that, it can severely threaten the health of your tooth.

By removing a damaged or infected pulp, your dentist relieves your pain and saves your tooth from extraction.

 

Do I need a root canal?

If you have damaged or infected tooth pulp, you probably need a root canal. But it’s not always easy to know if that’s the case. Here are some of the symptoms of damaged or infected pulp to look out for, including:

  • Severe toothache
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Dark discoloration on your tooth
  • A recurring bad taste in your mouth
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • A small pimple on your gums

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to get a professional opinion from the team at Genesis Dental.

 

What should I expect during root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a quick and easy procedure at Genesis Dental. First, your dentist numbs your tooth with a local anesthetic and protects the rest of your mouth with a rubber sheet, also known as a dental dam. This will help protect the treatment area and keep it dry.

Next, your dentist drills a small access hole in the top of your tooth and uses a series of tiny files to remove the diseased pulp from within. Your dentist then cleans and sterilizes your pulpal chamber and canals. Afterward, your provider fills the inside of your tooth with a rubbery substance and seals the access hole in the top of your tooth to restore its appearance.

In most cases, you’ll be fitted with a dental crown to offer your tooth extra protection.

 

Is root canal therapy painful?

The short answer is no; root canal therapy isn’t painful. In fact, root canal therapy doesn’t cause you any pain due to anesthetics used before the procedure. After root canal therapy, all the pain and discomfort you felt due to your infected or damaged pulp will be gone.

To find out more about how root canal therapy works, schedule your consultation today by calling our office.

Come visit Genesis Dental located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, Today.

Come see Dr. Lazar and Dr. Galdieri at Genesis Dental, located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Call us to book your appointment today.

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