If you have a tooth that has been causing a lot of pain in your mouth, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. When a tooth is causing pain it is generally a sign that there is a serious problem going on with that tooth. If you are experiencing tooth pain, you will need to visit an endodontist in Elizabeth NJ.
A dentist who practices endodontic dentistry is adept at performing root canals. A root canal is performed for one reason only – to save the life of a tooth. At our practice, North Broad Family Dental, we always strive to save permanent teeth whenever possible. If a tooth is seriously infected the only way it can be saved is through root canal therapy. This is when you will need to see our endodontist in Elizabeth NJ. During root canal therapy our dentist, Dr. Jacob Plawner, will gain access to the center of the tooth where the nerves, the pulp, are located. Our dentist will remove all of the infected pulp and clean the tooth of any bacteria or debris. After this happens the tooth is sealed and filled to keep any bacteria from re-entering the tooth. Usually root canals are successful, but this can never be guaranteed. There are times when the procedure will need to be repeated, and many times this is all that is needed to aid the tooth in meeting its full recovery.
Once the root canal process is completed, the tooth will generally be fitted for a permanent crown. This is usually necessary to strengthen the tooth and return it to its full function. With a permanent crown you will be able to eat anything you desire, and your speech will not be affected. Furthermore, the crown will be made to color match your other permanent teeth, so no one will be able to determine that you have a dental crown in your mouth. Usually you will be fitted with a temporary crown directly after the root canal, and then you will return when the permanent crown is returned from the lab, and when our endodontist in Elizabeth New Jersey is sure that the procedure has been a success. If you would like to see Dr. Plawner for any type of dental care, or if you have a family member who needs dental care as well, contact our office today for an appointment.
By North Brunswick Family Dental & Orthodontics
July 8, 2015