Root Canals

In past years, if your tooth had a severe inflammation or infection, you would likely lose that tooth. With today's technology, we are capable of performing a special dental procedure to save your natural tooth. A root canal is a relatively simple treatment that can be completed with as little as one office visit and may eliminate the necessity of further, more costly procedures.

Why Is a Root Canal Necessary?

When a tooth is either cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria may enter the pulp tissue and cause a rather uncomfortable infection. If left untreated, an abscess can form and deliver a significant amount of pain and swelling. Not only can this infection damage your jawbones, but it can severely impact your overall health. Luckily, we are able to remove the damaged tissue within the tooth without affecting the day-to-day function of the tooth.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Although pain is a common sign that you may have a diseased or infected nerve, it is not uncommon for a tooth to be infected without delivering any painful side effects. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact us immediately.

  • Severe toothache
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Swelling and irritation of the surrounding gum tissue
  • Discomfort from chewing or pressure
  • Tooth discoloration

Root Canal Procedure

Once your doctor has determined the necessity of a root canal treatment, we will schedule you for an appointment to begin your treatment. A root canal treatment typically involves one to three office visits. During your initial treatment, one of our skilled endodontists will provide you with anesthesia, enabling you to be at rest for the duration of the treatment. The doctor will then remove the infected tissue, clean the interior of the tooth, and seal it to prevent further infection. If your tooth has experienced severe decay, a crown may be placed to provide the tooth with additional protection.

See Your Montville, NJ Root Canal Specialists

If you think you are in need of a root canal treatment, contact Marc P. Gimbel, D.M.D., Montville Endodontics today. The earlier we can take a look at your troublesome tooth, the greater the likelihood we can save your natural tooth. Our office serves patients all over the Parsippany, Denville and Montville, New Jersey areas.