A root canal is one of the most common dental procedure performed, with well over 14 million treatments provided each year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for a dental implant or bridge. To learn more about root canal treatment in Brick, New Jersey, and make your appointment with Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith, contact us today at 732-295-1616.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that help to build the surrounding tooth. Infection to the pulp can be caused by trauma, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.
Root canal treatments are a type of endodontic therapy designed to restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for an extraction. During this treatment, our dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within your tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. The tooth will then be sealed to prevent further infection, and capped with a restoration (usually a dental crown) to restore the original shape and structure of the tooth.
For more information about root canal treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentists, call our practice today.