Severe toothaches take a toll on your well-being and cause extreme discomfort. If you have a severe toothache, visiting our clinic is a must. We will examine the cause of your concern and may carry out an endodontic procedure to relieve your pain and treat your condition if the underlying cause is an infection.
What Is a Root Canal?
Endodontics is an area of dentistry that is primarily focused on the dental pulp and the tissues that surround the tooth roots. The most common endodontic procedure is known as root canal therapy. A root canal is performed in case of dental pulp infections caused by cavities, tooth decay, or injuries.
The purpose of this endodontic treatment is to save the infected tooth from extraction. The procedure includes removing the pulp, cleaning your root canal system, reshaping it, and then filling it with special medication to prevent the risk of re-infection and promote healing.
What Other Procedures Do Endodontists Perform?
Endodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating issues relating to the dental pulp, which is the soft tissues inside the tooth, and the tissues surrounding the tooth roots. When you visit our clinic, our endodontists will examine your condition and perform a suitable procedure.
This procedure is performed to remove and replace the materials used during your previous root canal treatment that didn’t heal properly.
Emergency Dental Surgery
In some cases, you may need emergency dental surgery to treat severe tooth infections. Our endodontists look into your condition and then perform a suitable procedure.
Dental Implant Surgery
Endodontists perform surgical procedures to place dental implants and also to remove prosthetics like bridges if necessary.
Tooth Removal Surgery
When the tissues of your teeth are too damaged to be saved, we may perform a tooth extraction or tooth removal surgery.
We may perform specialized surgical procedures such as an apicoectomy to treat your condition and improve your dental health.
What to Expect After a Root Canal?
The severity of the pain you feel after your procedure will depend on the type of procedure you have undergone. Most endodontic treatments like root canals are outpatient procedures. This means you can go home right after we finish it. Feeling minor discomfort after a root canal is normal. You need to follow a proper aftercare routine to address the pain and swelling.
We may prescribe some over-the-counter painkillers to address your pain. In addition to that, using an ice pack to reduce swelling is a good idea. After your procedure, it is essential to follow up with us to check your recovery. Make sure to also continue your at-home oral care routine to keep your oral health in check.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and learn more about root canals. You can contact our dentist in Flanders, NJ, at (973) 370-8917 or schedule your consultation online.