Endodontics in New York & New Jersey
Endodontics are dental treatments that affect soft tissue inside the tooth. Infections or injuries to this tissue can have a serious impact on your health, damaging your gums, jawbone, and even your bloodstream in severe cases. The goal of endodontics treatment is to save your tooth and preserve healthy tissue while removing infection and decay.
On This Page
- Endodontic Treatments and Procedures We Provide
- Overview of the Tooth Structure
- Why Would You Need Endodontics Treatment?
- How to Get Rid of a Tooth Infection
- Caring for a Tooth After Endodontic Treatment
- Frequently Asked Questions
Full Oral Health Treatments from ProHEALTH Dental
ProHEALTH Dental has a team of endodontics specialists who are ready to diagnose your oral health concerns and find the right solution. As with any treatment or procedure that our team provides, you can expect efficient treatments, comfortable settings, and caring dental professionals who answer all of your questions.
Our highly trained dentists and endodontists can provide:
- Root canals
- Endodontic surgery
- Apicoectomy procedures
- Endodontic treatment for traumatic injuries such as
- Dislodged/knocked-out teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Root fractures
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have had a traumatic tooth injury, contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Overview of the Tooth Structure
The tooth is made of enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp tissue. The pulp tissue is the deepest and most protected layer of the tooth, but it can be vulnerable to damage and diseases all the same. Indeed, when a problem happens that affects the pulp of the tooth, it can be the most difficult to address. Endodontics is mostly focused on taking care of the dental pulp deep inside the tooth’s structure.
Why Would You Need Endodontics Treatment?
Endodontics treatments become required when the pulp or nerve within a tooth becomes infected, inflamed, or otherwise damaged. If you have been feeling toothaches, or have stabs of pain when chewing, then it could be a sign that one or more teeth have suffered pulp damage or infection. ProHEALTH Dental can diagnose the issue and recommend the best treatment solution, which could be endodontics.
How to Get Rid of a Tooth Infection
Endodontics includes various procedures to treat numerous oral health issues. One of the more common calls for endodontics is a tooth infection, which can be addressed with a root canal. If you have a tooth infection, then we might recommend a root canal, or we can discuss alternative treatments first.
The simplified steps in a root canal include:
- Opening the abscess on the tooth to drain it.
- Clean or disinfect the tooth if possible.
- Pull the infected tooth if necessary.
- Prescribe an antibiotic regimen.
At ProHEALTH Dental, we are committed to making every dental procedure as comfortable as possible for our patients. If you need a root canal, then we can walk you through what to expect, as well as review its many benefits.
Caring for a Tooth After Endodontic Treatment
When an endodontic treatment is completed at one of our dental offices, the care for the tooth is not yet finished. You will have to follow the aftercare instructions that we provide to make sure that your tooth can continue to heal properly and prevent reinfection.
Aftercare following an endodontic treatment usually involves:
- Brushing twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Using antibacterial mouthwash once a day.
- Using the nonaffected side of your mouth more often for a few days.
Every patient’s aftercare instruction will be unique, though. If you have any questions about aftercare, then we encourage you to call (855) 750-5011 at any time.
Put Your Health Where Your Mouth Is™ – Call Now
ProHEALTH Dental is the first choice for so many people and families throughout New York and New Jersey. With our full array of dental services, including endodontics treatments performed by highly trained specialists, Spanish-speaking staff, and convenient locations and hours, we make it easy to find a dentist that you can trust.
Find out more or arrange an endodontic treatment by contacting us today.
How much does a root canal cost?
The cost of a root canal can vary depending on the severity of the infection or inflammation, which can require different treatment approaches. We strive to keep our rates competitive. Plus, ProHEALTH Dental can accept many major dental insurance policies to make our treatments highly affordable for more people.
Is endodontic surgery painful?
Before endodontic surgery or procedures, local anesthesia is usually used to numb or soften the pain. Afterward, some patients will feel mild or moderate pain as the mouth heals. Typically, off-the-shelf painkillers like acetaminophen are enough to lessen the pain.
Can an endodontist do a root canal through a crown?
Certain endodontic treatments can be performed through a pre-existing crown, which makes the procedure simpler overall. We will let you know if drilling through a crown or otherwise avoiding it will not be possible based on the specifics of your treatment.
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