Root Canal Therapy – Parsippany, NJ
Easing Your Pain & Preserving Your Smile
Is your tooth severely aching and sensitive? This is one of the most common signs of an infection that’s hidden deep beneath the surface of your tooth and attacking the pulp, which is a collection of nerves and soft tissue. With root canal therapy in Parsippany, Dr. Rauchberg can not only save your natural tooth, but also restore the shape, size, and function of it so you can continue to use it to speak and eat. Our team understands that there’s no substitute for your home-grown pearly white, which is why we’ll always attempt to save your tooth before jumping to the solution of extracting it. That way, you have a chance at being able to enjoy your natural smile for the rest of your life!
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure that takes place inside of your tooth, in a section called the inner chamber, where your pulp is located. Before the treatment begins, Dr. Rauchberg will administer a local anesthetic to the area so you won’t feel an ounce of pain during your appointment. Using specially designed gadgets, Dr. Rauchberg will gain access to your tooth and remove the infected pulp that’s causing you pain. We’ll then sanitize the inside of the tooth to make sure that no lingering bacteria remain and seal it off with a special substance that will also help rebuild the shape of your tooth.
After the procedure is done, we’ll take impressions of your tooth and send them off to our dental laboratory to craft your customized, natural-looking crown from. Once it arrives at our office, we’ll call you in for your second appointment to cement it to your treated tooth to restore the size and function of it.
Signs That You May Need A Root Canal
There are many signs that you may require a root canal from your emergency dentist. The most common symptoms that patients exhibit are severe toothaches, but infections can also exhibit signs such as:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.
- Pain when you bite down.
- Swelling or redness near your infected tooth.
- A bump on the gums near your infected tooth.
If you notice any of these, be sure to contact our office immediately so we can examine the tooth and develop a treatment plan to ease your pain.
Tips For Recovering From a Root Canal
After your root canal treatment, we’ll provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to ensure that you make a speedy and complication-free recovery. Some of the instructions may include:
- Monitor how you feel, pain, swelling, and other symptoms so you can contact our office if your notice anything out-of-the-ordinary.
- Use an ice pack to reduce swelling.
- Plan soft meals for the first few days of recovery.
- Quit smoking for at least a week while recovering.
- Avoid exercising directly after your procedure.
- Rest for a few days following your treatment.
If you have any questions about keeping the site clean or how to take care of your tooth, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our friendly staff would be more than happy to answer your concerns and make sure that you stay healthy and comfortable!