Getting a root canal can be uncomfortable to think about but when you’re in the hands of a dedicated professional, you can be at ease. Dr. Schmutter at Oradell Family Dentist in Oradell, New Jersey offers the very best in treatment when it comes to performing root canals safely and effectively.
A root canal consists of a group of tiny passageways that branch off underneath the top of the tooth. These passageways move down through the canal, reaching the tip of the root. When an infection spreads into the inner area of the chamber known as “the pulp,” it can cause a variety of damage. This type of infection can distress the roots of the tooth. Root canal treatment is a standard procedure used to remove the diseased tissues and stop the spread of infection to the healthy parts of the tooth. The procedure is designed to save a problem tooth before extraction becomes necessary.
Root canal treatment can become necessary when a large amount of damage or decay develops on the tooth. If the tooth has undergone many other procedures, that may also be a reason for a root canal. Patients in need of a root canal are often already feeling a large amount of pain or discomfort every day. These patients require root canal treatment to ease the pain and halt any ongoing damage.
Most people are under the misconception that root canals will involve a lot of pain during the procedure, but dental techniques and procedures have come a long way in the last several years. Combined with the skill and knowledge of Dr. Schmutter and her staff at Oradell Family Dentist, a root canal is performed safely and painlessly. Root canal therapy takes anywhere from 60-90 minutes, depending on the condition of the tooth and any complications that may be involved. After the procedure, the patient can go home and rest.
For more information on root canal treatment, visit or call Oradell Family Dentist today to schedule a consultation.
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