Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a proven procedure that can save an infected tooth. It helps to maintain the health and natural appearance of your mouth.

Root Canals
in Washington, NJ

It’s important to alleviate any pain experienced by our patients. It may indicate an underlying issue if you’re experiencing discomfort in your teeth. The sooner you address the problem, the faster you can regain comfort.

Our restorative dentistry services include root canal treatment, which is vital for saving teeth. The procedure involves removing any decay and infected tissue from inside the tooth. We then refill it with a particular substance before capping it with a filling and dental crown.

By providing root canals in Washington, NJ, we can save your tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth. This treatment could be the solution to protecting your smile.

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  • How do I know if my root canal is infected?

    A patient with an infected root canal will almost certainly recognize something wrong. They will usually be in severe pain and will notice the following signs:

    • Severe and intense toothaches that won’t go away
    • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
    • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
    • Recurring abscesses on the gums
  • What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a dental procedure that saves a tooth when the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves inside the tooth become inflamed. The dentist removes infected and diseased tissue to eliminate pain and save the tooth. After that, the infected area is cleaned, and the canal inside is medicated to promote healing of the surrounding area.

    Symptoms of an infected root canal include:

    • Severe and persistent toothaches.
    • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.
    • Swollen and tender lymph nodes.
    • Recurring abscesses on the gums.

    Although not always necessary, a crown is usually placed after the root canal treatment to protect the tooth from further damage.

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  • How much does a root canal cost?

    We aim to provide high-quality dental care at an affordable rate for our patients in Washington, NJ. Listed below is our office’s fee for an anterior root canal. Out-of-pocket costs for any procedure depend on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.

    Anterior Root Canal Cost: $799

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  • How is root canal treatment performed?

    Root canal treatment typically begins with digital X-rays to determine the extent of the damage to the tooth. Sedation is often provided to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. The dentist then accesses the tooth’s inner structure from the top and removes any infected material, leaving the tooth hollowed out. An antimicrobial liquid is then used to flush the root canals down to the jawbone. The tooth is then filled with a medicated substance to support, strengthen, and promote healing. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the structure to protect the tooth from fractures and breakages.

  • How long does the pain from a root canal last?

    There is a common misunderstanding that root canals are extremely painful. However, the root canal procedure is usually no more uncomfortable than getting a tooth filling. Before the treatment, dentists typically provide an anesthetic so that you do not feel much discomfort during and shortly after the procedure.

    After the treatment, some sensitivity and discomfort are standard while the area surrounding the root canal heals. During the procedure, gums may become swollen or irritated, leading to mild pain or sensitivity. However, the pain and sensitivity should subside as the tooth heals. After the treatment, your dentist will provide special instructions on caring for your newly treated tooth.

  • What are alternatives to root canal treatment?

    Many people who need a root canal treatment wonder if other options are available. However, root canal therapy is usually the last resort for saving your tooth. If you choose not to have a root canal, your only other options are to have the tooth pulled out or wait until the pain becomes unbearable and have it removed later. Unfortunately, both options can lead to a more severe infection spreading to your face or other teeth. Therefore, getting a root canal is the most effective solution.

    If you decide to have the tooth extracted, you must replace it immediately. Otherwise, the gap in your bite can cause your adjacent teeth to shift, leading to misalignment. Two standard replacement options are a dental bridge or implant.

Questions About Root Canal Treatment?

Our goal is to provide quality, compassionate, and affordable dental care. Make your next appointment using our easy online scheduling tool, contact our office if you have any questions, or explore all of the dental services we provide.

Castle Family Dentistry

413 NJ-57
PO Box 272
Washington, NJ 07882
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