Root Canal Treatment in Long Valley, NJ
Saving Your Teeth From Extraction
Persistent toothaches and sensitivity can be a sign that your tooth is infected. Most patients think that when their tooth gets that bad, then it has to be removed. However, that’s not necessarily the case with our resident dentist, Dr. Rogler. At Rogler Family Dentistry, our expert team can save your infected tooth with safe and easy root canal treatment. This endodontic procedure also helps to protect teeth from future infection — keeping you and your smile happy.
We prioritize keeping you comfortable during any treatment. If you’re in the Long Valley area and require root canal treatment, our dentist Dr. Rogler can conduct the procedure here at our office. Read below to learn about this advanced treatment.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a valuable dental option that eliminates infection and preserves a severely infected tooth. A root canal is performed when the nerves, blood vessels, and tissues inside your tooth, called the dental pulp, become infected due to a cavity that hasn’t been treated. This can cause symptoms including sensitivity to certain temperatures and persistent pain.
While most people think that root canals are painful and uncomfortable, modern advancements in dental technology have made this procedure more easier. During your root canal treatment, Dr. Rogler and our team will make sure you’re not experiencing any discomfort while removing the infection. Our staff will be there to monitor your condition and ensure you have the best dental experience possible.
When Is Root Canal Therapy Needed?
When a tooth infection has not been treated for too long, it can spread to the center of your tooth and reach the dental pulp. When dental pulp becomes infected, you may notice symptoms including:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Swollen and reddened gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Pimples on the gums
- Deep tooth decay
- Dark or discolored gums
The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy offers a variety of benefits besides saving your severely infected tooth. Along with preserving your smile, the procedure can also protect it from further complications. Other advantages of root canal therapy include:
- Maintains the shape of your face
- Keeps your jaw stimulated
- Restores your ability to eat
- Enhance your natural smile
- Allows for a dental crown
How Root Canal Therapy Works
Here at Rogler Family Dentistry, your root canal treatment will help relieve any pain you’re experiencing. The procedure can be done in just two appointments: one for the actual procedure and the other to place a protective dental crown over the treated tooth.
Your endodontic procedure will begin with Dr. Rogler creating a small opening in your infected tooth in order to gently remove the pulp. In some cases, your dentist may even remove the roots to ensure that the infection is completely removed. This will help prevent infection from spreading to the rest of your smile and protect your mouth from root canal retreatment — when the procedure has to be done again since the infection wasn’t completely removed.
Our team will completely clean the area to ensure the bacteria is gone once the procedure is done. After sealing up your tooth, Dr. Rogler will place a tooth-colored filling or crown to further strengthen and protect your treated tooth with a natural-looking solution.
It may not be enough to save your tooth with root canal therapy if the bacterial infection has become too severe. In these cases, it’s best to completely extract it to prevent the disease from spreading to the rest of your smile and causing further complications.
Dr. Rogler will try his hardest to not remove your natural tooth, and only recommend an extraction as a last resort. The good news is that not only will this save your overall oral health, but replacing a missing tooth can be done easily with one of our restorative solutions — that way your smile will stay looking beautiful. The options for doing so can involve wearing a denture, getting a dental bridge, or having dental implants placed.
Tooth extractions are a viable option for safeguarding the health of your smile. We encourage you to discuss with Dr. Rogler by calling our Long Valley office at (908) 850-0506.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is root canal therapy painful?
Our patients are able to experience painless root canal therapy with ease by using sedation dentistry. Dr. Rogler offers a variety of options to eliminate both the discomfort and anxiety that comes with dental procedures. Whether you need to take something ahead of time to relax or need local anesthetic to numb a specific area, Dr. Rogler and our professional team will ensure you’ll have the best dental experience possible.
How long does root canal therapy take?
Your root canal treatment can be completed in as little as one hour. Dr. Rogler will ensure that you’re feeling comfortable throughout the entire visit and that your procedure is both quick as well as easy. In cases where a tooth needs to be extracted due to the infection being more severe, root canal therapy may take a little longer.
Why should I have root canal treatment?
Root canal therapy is extremely effective for saving a damaged or severely infected tooth by removing any bacteria in the tooth’s pulp. After treatment, patients can live without experiencing any pain or discomfort with their smile again. Their ability to eat and drink becomes easier and there’s no more sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
Should my tooth hurt a week after the procedure?
While experiencing some discomfort after your root canal treatment is normal, this should subside within a couple of days. However, if it doesn’t seem like your sensitivity is improving a week after the procedure, we encourage you to call our office as soon as possible at (908) 850-0506 for a check-up. Our staff will make every effort to ensure that the recovery process goes smoothly and that you’re back to smiling with full confidence.
Find Tooth Relief With Root Canal Therapy
You don’t have to suffer from persistent tooth pain any longer. If you notice that your tooth is infected or severely damaged, Dr. Rogler can restore it with root canal treatment. Most patients think that this procedure is painful, but that isn’t the case. At our Long Valley practice, our staff will make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible during your root canal.
If you’re looking for a solution to save your infected tooth, contact our office by calling (908) 850-0506 or by filling out an online contact form. We proudly serve patients in the Long Valley, Bettystown, and Hackettstown area.
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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