166 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Cosmetic Dentist in Lincoln Park

Easing Dental Discomfort & Saving Your Teeth with Routine Procedures

March 25, 2024

A root canal may sound intimidating, but at Comprehensive Dental, it's nothing to worry about. In fact, having a root canal procedure today is as common and comfortable as getting a dental filling. Plus, it's the best way to relieve tooth pain and save a damaged tooth to keep your natural smile looking great.

Did you know that over 14 million teeth are saved each year in the U.S. through root canal procedures?

When a tooth is severely damaged by injury or decay, bacteria can invade and infect its center layer, which is known as the dental pulp. Not only does this cause discomfort, but it can also lead to a more serious infection with far-reaching effects on your oral health and overall well-being. Fortunately, there's no need to stress when faced with a root canal procedure. At our office, we specialize in providing precise, gentle care that keeps your smile healthy for years to come. By expertly removing the damaged dental pulp and cleaning and sealing the tooth's nerve canals with biocompatible materials, our experienced dentist can help preserve your natural tooth while preventing any future issues or reinfection.

You can trust that your smile is in good hands with us. We prioritize patient comfort and are committed to keeping you informed throughout every step of the process. Once your root canal procedure is complete, we'll recommend the best way to restore the involved tooth for optimal strength, appearance, and functionality. In most cases, this means placing a crown or "cap" over the affected tooth. After your treatment, we'll provide you with clear instructions on how to care for your newly restored tooth until your follow-up visit. With proper care, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last a lifetime!

When you choose our office for your dental needs, you can expect compassionate, personalized care from a team of dedicated professionals. Our ultimate goal is for every patient to enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful, confident smile. For more information on the services we offer, give us a call today.

FAQs

What causes the need for a root canal?

A root canal is typically needed when there's significant damage or decay that has reached the dental pulp, causing inflammation and infection. This can be due to various reasons such as deep cavities, cracked or broken teeth, or even multiple dental procedures on the same tooth.

Is a root canal painful?

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not typically painful. In fact, most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during the procedure. The goal of a root canal is actually to alleviate pain and save your natural tooth from further damage or loss.

How long does a root canal take?

The duration of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case. Generally, most procedures take between 60-90 minutes to complete.

What should I expect after my root canal?

After your root canal, you may experience some tenderness or sensitivity in the treated area for a few days. However, this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside relatively quickly.

Comprehensive Dental 166 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
(973) 917-8509