Lingering tooth sensitivity after eating or drinking something hot or cold? Sharp pain when biting or chewing? A toothache is almost always a sign that infection has damaged the pulp within your tooth root. This can be the result of a severe tooth crack or fracture, injury to a tooth, or extensive tooth decay that has reached the inside of the tooth. Without treatment, the infection will continue to cause tooth pain, can lead to a tooth abscess, and in worst cases will require the tooth to be extracted altogether. If you’re experiencing any noticeable symptoms, especially a severe toothache, we have a solution!
Our dentist at Advanced Smile Dentistry is trained and experienced in providing endodontic treatment including root canals in Toms River, NJ. Root canals treat and remove the dangerous infection and inflammation inside your tooth before it can spread. Don’t let the stigma surrounding this procedure cause you apprehension or lead you to put off your treatment. When we offer root canals in Toms River, NJ they’re designed to comfortably eliminate your tooth pain (not cause more) and ultimately save your natural tooth! We partner with leading insurance companies to ensure your entire treatment process is painless and easy.
Apicoectomy surgery is recommended when a tooth with a previous root canal still has a residual infection at the tooth root. A minor procedure, root end surgery involves removing the tip of a tooth’s root to prevent further damage or extraction. During treatment, the dentist gains access to the tooth root, then the root tip is removed, and the root canal is cleaned and sealed to block further infection.
When a root canal is not successful or other complications arise, endodontic retreatment provides a second chance at saving a natural tooth. During the procedure, the dental crown and filling material are removed, and the inside of the tooth is evaluated and cleaned. The new filling is added to seal the tooth, then the new or existing dental crown will be re-attached.
Once your endodontic procedure at Advanced Smile Dentistry is complete, you’ll be able to live a comfortable and functional life again without any tooth pain. We’ll provide the necessary instructions to ensure your recovery is fast and healthy. In general, you can expect the following benefits from treatment:
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