Do you have constant tooth pain? Is your damaged tooth creating discomfort? You may need a root canal. We provide root canal treatment in our Marlton and Haddonfield, NJ, dental offices to help patients with cavities and tooth decay. A root canal can preserve natural teeth and prevent future oral health problems like further tooth damage or infection. Monokian Dentistry offers root canals to patients in Haddonfield and Marlton, NJ, to remove the infected dental pulp and fill the tooth to keep the natural tooth’s structure.
How Does Tooth Decay Happen?
Tooth decay occurs when harmful bacteria affect the tooth enamel. When harmful bacteria feed on sugars and starches in the mouth, they create digestive acids that eventually break down the tooth enamel. Over time, bacteria can create holes or pits in the teeth called cavities. If bacteria reach the dental pulp inside the tooth, they can affect the tooth’s function. The dental pulp is made of the nerves, cells, and blood vessels that keep teeth alive.
It’s important to know the signs of tooth decay before symptoms worsen over time:
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature and pressure
- Toothaches and tooth pain
- Grey, brown, or black spots on teeth
If you have one or more of these symptoms, please contact us for a consultation. We will thoroughly examine your smile and recommend treatment based on the extent of your tooth damage.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
We use a local anesthetic to ensure that patients do not feel any pain during root canal treatment. Then, we make a hole in the tooth to access the inside of the tooth, also known as the tooth chamber, and the dental pulp. We remove the infected pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and disinfect the tooth chamber.
Finally, we will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored material to ensure the treated tooth blends in with the rest of the smile. Oftentimes we will recommend a dental filling and a dental crown if patients have extensive tooth wear or damage. Dental crowns fully cover teeth and create a stronger, more balanced smile.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Are you noticing changes in your smile? Do you often have tooth pain or sensitivity in one or more teeth? Book a dental consultation today. Contact our Haddonfield dental office at 856.429.0404 or our Marlton dental office at 856.983.9620.