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Root Canals Specialist

Advanced Smile Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic & Implant Dentist located in Jersey Shore, Ocean County, Toms River, NJ

If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, a root canal can provide you with the relief you need. David Basar, DDS, provides safe, effective, and painless root canals at Advanced Smile Dentistry in Toms River, New Jersey. To learn more about how a root canal can improve your oral health, schedule a consultation with Advanced Smile Dentistry today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure that involves removing the inner tissue of your tooth, known as the pulp. Your pulp can become damaged due to severe decay or physical trauma, leaving it to become infected and swollen.

The beauty of a root canal is that it enables your dentist to remove your diseased pulp without having to remove your tooth. This restores your oral health without having to sacrifice much of your natural tooth structures.

When do I need a root canal?

Some of the signs you might have damaged or decayed tooth pulp include:

  • Intense toothache
  • Darkened or discolored tooth
  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold substances
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Pus around your gumline
  • Small, pimple-like pocket near your tooth root
  • Swollen gums

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with Advanced Smile Dentistry immediately. The team can perform a visual assessment of your tooth by taking X-rays.

How do you perform a root canal?

Advanced Smile Dentistry uses the most up-to-date equipment to perform root canal treatments: the WaveOne® Gold System by Dentsply Sirona. After your dentist has created an access hole in the top of your tooth, they use this advanced system of endodontic files to extract your damaged tooth pulp.

Once your tooth is free of compromised pulp, your dentist cleans and sterilizes the inside of your tooth and fills it with a compound called gutta-percha, which is similar to rubber. The access hole is sealed and the procedure is finished by fitting you with a crown, which provides your tooth with added strength and stability.

Do root canals hurt?

The idea that root canals are painful procedures is largely an exaggerated myth. When you get a root canal at Advanced Smile Dentistry, your dentist numbs your tooth and the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during your procedure.

In reality, a root canal alleviates a great deal of pain because it restores your damaged or infected tooth.

Schedule your root canal with Advanced Smile Dentistry by calling the office or booking an appointment online, and take a step towards a healthier mouth today.