Root Canal Therapy in Parsippany
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If you have a toothache and need root canal treatment, you may be wondering: Will root canal therapy hurt? With modern dentistry's anesthetics and our caring team's attentive care, you will experience very little discomfort. In fact, your pain is because of the root canal infection – not because of the treatment. Root canal therapy will alleviate the throbbing and aching of your infected tooth.
Rauchberg Dental Group in Parsippany offers root canal therapy for patients from Pine Brook, Lake Hiawatha, and all of the surrounding communities. You can rely on us for the best of endodontic care. Don’t suffer the discomfort of a toothache a moment longer! Call us now!
When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?
Root canal therapy is necessary when tooth decay or damage accesses the inner, pulp, layer of the tooth where the nerve is housed. The irritated and inflamed nerve tissue can cause severe pain, and we’ll need to remove the entire pulp and nerve tissue to save the tooth. You have a higher risk of root canal infections if your tooth is decayed, damaged, or cracked and you don’t repair the damage promptly. Vulnerable teeth allow the same kind of bacteria that causes gum disease to gain access to the interior of your tooth. In order to avoid toothache and a need for root canal therapy, you should visit our dental office two times each year for checkups and teeth cleanings, so we can spot problems in the earliest stages and provide conservative dental treatments.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
We will need to x-ray your damaged tooth before we can determine whether or not you need a root canal. Some of the warning signs that indicate you may have a root canal infection if you're experiencing:
- Toothache Pain
- Pain When Chewing
- Oversensitivity to Hot/Cold Temperatures
- Darkened Tooth Enamel
- Gum Swelling or infection the gums
How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?
The root canal therapy process is completed over the course of several visits. We begin by ensuring your comfort by numbing the area around the damaged tooth. Then, we drill a small hole from the top of the tooth into the damaged pulp layer. We remove all of the pulp, nerve, and compromised tooth structure. In some cases, we need to apply a topical antibiotic and/or provide a round of oral antibiotics to remove infection before we can complete the root canal treatment. Once all of the damaged structure and any infected tissue is removed, we’ll refill the tooth with a biocompatible substance. Then, we seal the access hole, and in most cases, we will attach a dental crown to protect the damaged tooth.
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Actually, root canals significantly reduce the toothache pain and dental sensitivity that occurs prior to the procedure. In most cases, patients feel immediately better following root canal therapy. There may be some swelling or tenderness following the procedure, but overall, you should feel much better. Best of all, we’re able to save a tooth rather than going through the tooth extraction and replacement process.