Root Canal Treatment in Clifton
Paramount Dental Arts offers root canal treatment in Clifton, NJ. Call 973-777-1772 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
What Is A Root Canal?
Root canals remove infection and save ailing teeth. When a tooth has a crack or a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue, allowing germs in and an infection to brew. Without treatment, this infection can continue to grow, wreaking havoc on the tooth.
A root canal removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects inside the tooth, and then seals it up to heal. Even though it used to be a major procedure years ago, root canals are almost just as routine as fillings.
Signs You Need Root Canal Treatment
You may need a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following signs:
- Severe toothache
- Pain when applying pressure, such as when chewing.
- Prolonged sensitivity (or pain) in response to hot and cold temperatures.
- Dark discoloration of the tooth.
- An abscess
- Swelling and tenderness of the surrounding gums.
It is important to note that teeth requiring a root canal don’t always hurt. It is best to maintain routine visits with your dental team so that issues, such as this infection, can be caught before things get too bad.
Why Choose Paramount Dental Arts?
We make it our mission to give you the best treatment possible. When it comes to a root canal, that mission is to save your tooth. We have all the latest technology and the most advanced procedures to make your root canal a painless experience.
Paramount Dental Arts knows that many patients face a lot of dental fear and anxiety - especially when they hear the phrase root canal. That’s why we make sure we have addressed all concerns with our patients and take steps to accommodate, putting the fears at ease.
From the moment you walk into our office until you are home resting and healing, you will feel a sense of compassion and comfort that you don’t find in most dental offices. It’s what makes us different.
Does root canal treatment hurt?
No. Local anesthetic will be used during the procedure so you will not feel anything. Once the numbness wears off, you may experience a little sensitivity and discomfort, but it should be mild and treated with over-the-counter pain reliever.
Is root canal treatment considered a surgery?
No. It is not a surgery, but rather a very common dental procedure.
Will a root canal take more than one visit?
The actual root canal treatment usually only takes one visit, unless the infection is complex. Once it is cleaned and disinfected, the tooth is sealed with a temporary seal. You will most likely have a follow up appointment to confirm that all the infection was cleared out and to discuss permanent sealing, such as with a crown.
Can I brush my teeth after a root canal?
Yes! Maintaining a high level of oral hygiene is crucial. Brush your teeth at least twice each day and regularly use a mouthwash.
If you would like to learn more or are ready to schedule an appointment, call 973-777-1772.