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Root canal therapy is probably the most misunderstood dental treatment. It's usually associated with pain and trauma, but the truth is that it's not painful, and actually really similar to getting a dental filling. It's also an invaluable tool for saving a badly damaged or decayed tooth from possible extraction and long term damage to your oral health. Our dentists Dr. Nainesh Desai, Dr. Warren Lorch, and the dental team at Central Jersey Dental Arts offer cosmetic and general dentistry services in Piscataway, NJ.
Root Canal Therapy in Piscataway, NJ
When bacteria gets inside a tooth it can cause inflammation and infection to the pulp tissue, the network of nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissue in every tooth. A root canal procedure cleans the inside of the tooth and removes damaged nerve tissue to restore the tooth back to health.
You'll receive a local anesthetic to numb your gums and keep you comfortable during the procedure. The dentist will clean out the root canal to get rid of any traces of bacteria and infection, and remove the damaged tissue before sealing the tooth.
When is a Root Canal Necessary?
You can't tell just by looking at a tooth that it needs a root canal. The most common sign that a tooth is infected and needs immediate attention is pain. If you have a toothache that lasts more than a few days, schedule an appointment for a dental exam as soon as possible. Other signs that you might need a root canal are swelling, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks, and dark stains on the tooth.
Find a Dentist in Piscataway, NJ
If you're feeling nervous or worried about root canal therapy, we can help. For more information, contact Central Jersey Dental Arts today by calling (732) 981-1040 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai or Dr. Lorch.
Do you need a root canal?
Root canals are essential to oral health care and, unlike people think, they're not that painful. On the contrary, root canals relieve pain. Modern technology has come a long way, allowing your Piscataway, NJ, dentists, Drs. Nainesh Desai and Warren Lorch, to treat your tooth pain.
More About Root Canals
When a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate enamel and dentin and reach the pulp, this results in pain. Your Piscataway dentist removes the pulp and disinfects the canal. Your doctor then seals the canal to prevent any more bacteria from entering.
Reason for Root Canal
One of the main reasons people end up needing a root canal is because of poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then plaque and tartar build up on teeth. Plaque produces bacteria that eat into teeth, producing cavities.
Root Canal Procedure
A tooth consists of four layers. The outermost layer is enamel, white part of tooth that's also the strongest. The second layer, under the enamel, is called dentin and it is soft yellow and softer. The third layer is the pulp. It consists of blood vessels and nerves. The last layer is the cementum, which anchors the whole tooth to the jawbone.
How to Prevent Root Canals
- Getting professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months to remove hardened plaque that's accumulated on teeth and around gums over time
- Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, at least, while holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to clean hard-to-reach areas
- Receiving fluoride treatment and using fluoride-containing products like toothpaste and mouthwash, or drinking fluoride-containing water, to prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay and help repair teeth
- Flossing at least once before bed will remove food debris
- Avoiding tobacco, smoking, and drinking too much coffee and tea
If you have any questions, or concerns about root canals, don't hesitate to call your dentists, Drs. Nainesh Desai and Warren Lorch, in Piscataway, NJ. You can also schedule an appointment at this number: (732) 981-1040.