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Root Canals

Root Canal Dentists Treating Patients in Randolph, NJ

We understand that the idea of undergoing a root canal can be stressful for many people, but you can trust that our root canal dentists will go above and beyond to provide you with a comfortable experience from start to finish.

What Is a Root Canal?

In certain circumstances, when a tooth has a crack, has been involved in trauma, or a cavity is left untreated—bacteria can enter the pulp within a tooth and cause an infection requiring a root canal. During a root canal, a dentist removes the inflamed pulp, cleans and disinfects the tooth’s interior, and then seals the tooth using a filling. Oftentimes, a tooth will need a post and core, and a crown to restore the integrity of the tooth.

Picture of a woman receiving a root canal at the dentist.

Root Canal vs. Extraction

Many people question whether they should undergo a root canal or instead have the affected tooth removed entirely.  Generally speaking, a root canal tends to be the preferred option because it allows the patient to keep their natural tooth. Having a tooth removed can have several long-term effects on your health.

Don’t Delay Getting the Treatment You Need

If you’ve been told (or you suspect) that you need a root canal, it’s important to be seen right and without delay. Putting off a root canal will only cause the infection to get worse and spread, potentially leading to a tooth abscess or other complications. Plus, the sooner you have a root canal completed, the sooner you’ll enjoy relief from the pain and other symptoms you’ve been experiencing.

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