Don’t be misled by what you may have read or heard about in popular culture regarding root canal therapy. Outdated and over-exaggerated information is used to make it seem like a scary treatment, but that is simply not so. Here at South Jersey Family Dental, we can assure you of a comfortable experience, with a procedure that has a confidence inspiring success rate of about 90%.
Our Blackwood root canal is used to save your tooth after it has become infected, or to rescue it if dental trauma has led to it being knocked free of its socket. The pain is not in the procedure itself, but in the symptoms you’re experiencing before being treated. Infections in the tooth are the result of a breach of the protective layers, the dentin and enamel. When that occurs, bacteria can get inside. Indications may include pain when you chew or put pressure on the tooth, swelling, sensitivity to foods and drinks that are cold or hot, tooth discoloration, and gum tenderness. Time is essential. By acting quickly, there is a much better chance that you can benefit from our Blackwood root canal. You will be given sufficient local anesthesia, after which our dentist gains access to the infected tissue by drilling off the top of the tooth. After the injured pulp and nerve are taken out, the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. The tooth will heal, after which you will be fitted for a dental crown that restores the tooth to normal size, appearance, and function. Modern techniques and state-of-the-art equipment make the process much simpler, reduces the chance of complications, and keeps you feeling at ease throughout.
If you suspect that you might need our Blackwood root canal, just call our office and we will book an appointment for you to be seen as soon as possible.