Root Canal Treatment Specialist

Dental Professionals of Jersey City

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Jersey City, NJ

Because an infected tooth can lead to tooth loss if left untreated, getting root canal treatment as soon as possible is crucial. Paul Lustiger, DDS, Alexander Hahn, DMD, and the experienced team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City perform root canals on short notice to save an infected tooth from requiring extraction. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, office at the first sign of tooth pain or schedule an appointment online today.

Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment is a tooth restoration procedure that’s often necessary to save a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. During the procedure, your dentist removes the inside of the tooth (the pulp), nerves, and bacteria, and fills the empty space with tooth restoration materials.

Do I require a root canal?

If you experience symptoms of a tooth infection, call Dental Professionals of Jersey City right away for an evaluation. Signs and symptoms that indicate you may require a root canal include:

  • An abscess, or pimple, on your gums
  • A severe toothache
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

You might not have symptoms at all, as everybody is different. A root canal is often required if tooth decay has reached the tooth’s pulp or if an injury, trauma, or infection develops.

What should I expect during a root canal?

Prior to root canal treatment, your dentist numbs the area to avoid discomfort during the procedure. The Dental Professionals of Jersey City team places a rubber sheet called a dental dam around the tooth to keep it dry and makes an opening in the top of the tooth.

The dental team removes the tooth’s pulp, bacteria, nerve tissue, and decay, and cleans the inside of the tooth.

They then fill the space with medicated dental materials that restore your tooth’s structure and function and seal the tooth with a filling. Your dentist may place a crown, or cap, over the tooth to protect it.

What happens after a root canal?

Root canal treatment at Dental Professionals of Jersey City is a highly successful tooth restoration procedure.

Your tooth might be sensitive afterward, but this is temporary and diminishes over time. Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to achieve optimal results.

How should I care for my restored tooth?

Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits help your root canal last a lifetime. To properly care for your restored tooth make sure to:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Floss every day
  • Schedule routine dental cleanings and exams
  • Avoid chewing on ice or hard candies
  • Steer clear of added sugar
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables

Don’t let an infected tooth get out of hand when a root canal can save your tooth from extraction. Schedule an appointment with Dental Professionals of Jersey City by phone or online today.