Root Canals At The Warren Smile Center in New Jersey
Engaging in daily dental hygiene will keep your mouth fresh, prevent cavities, and fight the bacterium that causes gingivitis and periodontal disease. Should cavities develop, fillings, onlays, bridges, and dental implants can be utilized to treat the affected tooth. Multiple invasive procedures to treat cavities, however, increase the risk of developing an abscessed tooth, or pus-filled pocket at the root of the tooth. An abscess may also form from deep decay, a cracked or chipped tooth, large fillings, or facial trauma. The infection and puss from the abscess will eventually drain into other tissues, causing extreme health issues and possible hospitalization if left untreated. At the Warren Smile Center, Dr. Kayserman performs root canals on abscessed teeth to drain the puss and remove the infection before it can spread and cause additional health problems.
Why do I need a root canal?
In most cases, infected roots and tooth abscesses cause extreme, throbbing, sharp pain that may increase should pressure, cold, or heat come in contact with the tooth. Daily activities that normally wouldn’t cause distress, such as talking, eating, and drinking, may become unbearable. In addition to these personal inconveniences, an abscessed tooth can escalate into serious medical concerns which threaten your general wellbeing. The puss from the infection will eventually drain, either externally or internally. Should the puss drain externally, the pressure on the tooth would actually ease and symptoms of your abscessed tooth would decrease. Should the pus drain internally, however, patients could develop life-threatening conditions involving hospitalization. If you are experiencing intense tooth pain that prevents you from enjoying daily activities, or if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, check with your dentist to confirm whether or not a root canal may be a necessary treatment.
|Symptoms That May Warrant A Root Canal|
|Swelling to surrounding gums and other areas of the face, head, or neck|
|Prolonged sensitivity to extreme temperatures|
|Reoccurring abscess to surrounding gums|
What can I expect during my root canal?
Root canals are performed in two in-office visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Kayserman will remove the bacteria, puss, and decayed nerve tissue from the roots of your abscessed tooth. Once the entire root is cleared of the infection and resulting debris, the root is then sealed. During the second appointment, the interior of the tooth and exterior access hole is filled. A crown or dental implant may also be necessary, depending on the extent of damage to the tooth. Teeth that are most likely to develop abscesses typically have large cavities, are cracked, or have already received previous, extensive dental work. Dr. Kayserman will discuss which form of tooth replacement is best to conserve your natural tooth as much as possible while recovering the beauty and health of your smile. To learn more about tooth replacement options, you may read a more detailed explanation of these procedures on our restorative dentistry section or call our friendly staff at our Warren, New Jersey dentist office location at 908.753.0003.
How do I learn more about root canals in NJ?
Susanna Kayserman, D.D.S. at the Warren Smile Center staff welcome patients to express any questions they may have about root canals in New Jersey. You can contact us at our Warren, New Jersey dentist office location at 908.753.0003, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Kayserman or Dr. Stein.