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Root Canal Treatment

 

Root canal therapy is a procedure performed to retain a tooth which may otherwise require extraction. The infected pulp from the effected tooth is removed and the canals in the roots are thoroughly cleaned then filled in. It is normal to take a few X-rays during this procedure for better visualization. A thin rubber sheet, called rubber dam, will be placed on the tooth for isolation from contaminants.

____ Although root canal therapy has a very high degree of success, results cannot be guaranteed. Occasionally, a tooth which has had root canal therapy may require retreatment, surgery, or even extraction.

__Following treatment, the tooth may be subject to fracture.

___Therefore, restoration (filling), or post and core with crowns (caps) will be necessary to restore the tooth to function as soon as possible. And if the interim filling feels high (after the anesthesia is worn off) when you close your teeth together,  report this right away to avoid further problems such as tooth ache or fracture.

___During treatment there is the possibility of instrument separation within the root canals, perforations (extra openings), damage to bridges, existing fillings, crowns or porcelain veneers, missed canals, loss of tooth structure in gaining access to canals, and fractured teeth.

__Also, there are times when a minor surgical procedure (Apecoectomy) may be indicated when a tooth may not be amenable to root canal treatment alone.

__Other treatment choices include no treatment, waiting for more definitive symptoms to develop, or tooth extraction. Risk involved in those choices might include but are not limited to pain, infection, swelling, loss of tooth/teeth, and infection to other areas of the mouth.

 

When a tooth have completed root canal therapy, you will see the white opaque fillings in the nerve chamber and the canals of the tooth. 

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Young Family Dentistry, LLC

819 Park Ave

Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Call us at:

908 205-8755 908 205-8755

 

Young Family Dentistry, LLC

819 Park Ave

Plainfield, NJ 07060



 

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