Root Canal Therapy in Long Valley, NJ
We Can Save Your Tooth
Root canal treatment with Dr. Rogler is a safe and easy procedure that removes infections and ultimately saves teeth. We’re always here to keep you completely comfortable during any treatment at our Long Valley office in order to provide our patients with better health.
Root canal therapy is an extremely common procedure that can diminish pain caused by an infected tooth. This endodontic treatment is performed by Dr. Rogler in one quick and easy visit to our office. See how we can save your tooth and protect it from future infections.
Why You Need Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels.
When the area becomes infected, it can be incredibly painful and typically requires immediate treatment. You may also notice symptoms like:
- Swollen gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Pimples on the gums
- Deep decay
- Dark gums
How the Treatment Works
Here at Rogler Family Dentistry, we want to assure you that your root canal treatment won’t cause much discomfort, but instead relieve the pain you’re experiencing.
We begin your endodontic procedure by creating a small opening in your infected tooth. Dr. Rogler will gently remove the dental pulp, and sometimes the roots as well, to clear out the disease. This will prevent it from spreading and protect your mouth from root canal retreatment.
Once we’re done, our team will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone. We also typically prescribe antibiotics so that any lingering infection is killed.
Alternatively, if don’t have a root canal procedure completed, the infected tooth will likely need to be pulled. This is essential for preventing the spread of infection. Once the tooth is removed it will need to be replaced.
The options for doing so involve wearing a denture, getting a dental bridge, or having dental implants placed. These are all viable solutions but will take additional time in order to restore your mouth back to great health and beauty.
To learn more about this option, you can discuss it further with Dr. Rogler during your consultation or give us a call at 908-850-0506.
Frequently Asked Questions
Root canal endodontics treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth by removing any infection in the tooth’s pulp. This single treatment makes it possible to save a tooth that’s severely been damaged by the disease.
After root canal therapy, patients can live without pain again. Their ability to eat and drink becomes easy again as there’s no more sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures. You’ll also stop the infection from spreading and in the long run, prevent you from needing more treatment.
We help our patients get through root canal therapy with ease by using sedation dentistry. We offer a variety of options to eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during your procedure.
Whether you need to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, Dr. Rogler is an expert at painless dentistry and will always ensure that you leave with successful treatment.
In the past, many people would need to have their teeth pulled if they became severely infected or the dental pulp became inflamed. Now, those same teeth can be saved by performing a root canal. This is a far better option because it keeps the natural tooth in place.
This is important for the shape of the face because as teeth fall out the muscles in the face can start to sag. While this isn’t particularly common with the loss of just one tooth, it can occur when several teeth become infected and fall out. By treating and saving an infected tooth, Dr. Rogler is helping preserve your facial structure.
Another benefit is that once the root canal has been completed, and the filling or crown is in place, it’s easier to eat normally again without restrictions. With new strength, you’ll be able to bite down with normal force, chew, and maintain normal activities without worrying about the tooth.
Lastly, your restored tooth will enhance your smile naturally with our tooth-colored crowns or fillings. In fact, crowns can be created to match the exact shade, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly.
Pain after a root canal treatment is normal, just like any other procedure you have. Within the first few days following your appointment, most people feel some sensitivity or tenderness.
Generally, this sensitivity and any discomfort will dissipate after a couple of days. If it doesn’t seem to be improving and you’re still feeling pain a week after treatment, you need to call our office for a check-up right away.
Typically, your root canal therapy will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. It’s a very quick and easy procedure for Dr. Rogler, plus he always ensures that you’re comfortable throughout the entire visit.
In some cases, if your infection is more severe or if you need to have the tooth extracted and replaced with one of our restorative treatments, then this can take a little longer. This can all be further discussed during your initial consultation.
Ready to Relieve Your Pain?
If you don’t want to live with tooth pain any longer, then give our Long Valley dental office a call today. We can get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible to ensure you’re not living in distress anymore. Our root canal therapy will save your tooth and improve your overall health.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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