Endodontics and Root Canals in East Brunswick, NJ
When the nerves of a tooth became too damaged, very often the only solution in the past was to remove it. But thanks to advances in root canal therapy, dental specialists are now able to save and repair the affected tooth. If you think your tooth has been damaged beyond repair, don’t panic and come to Garden State Dental. Our East Brunswick, NJ dental practice offers services in endodontics and root canals designed to preserve your oral health.
What is a root canal?
Root canal is a natural cavity within the center of a tooth, consisting of two main areas:
The pulp or pulp chamber
A root canal therapy is a treatment which will save and repair a badly decayed, damaged or infected tooth. The affected tooth’s nerve and pulp are removed, the area inside of the tooth is cleaned and eventually sealed.
What is the cause of root canal damage?
The nerve and pulp within a tooth can become damaged for various reasons:
- Tooth decay
- Repeated dental procedures
- Large fillings
- Chips or cracks
- Trauma to the face
Remember that if root canals are left untreated, they can lead to irritation, inflammation, infection and potentially an abscess – a pocket filled with pus at the end of the tooth’s root.
Don’t give up on your teeth
Even if your teeth seem badly diseased, we are able to help. If we determine that you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy, we’ll take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have about your treatment. And during your appointment, you’ll benefit from our thorough approach.
To learn more about our endodontics and root canal services or to schedule a consultation, call our office in East Brunswick today!