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Glassboro Dental Office

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A root canal is a procedure done at our Glassboro dental office to restore and save your tooth if it is infected or severely decayed. Not just to save your natural teeth, a root canal is a simple treatment that’s necessary to prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. A root canal usually involves local anesthesia and, depending on the extent of treatment needed, can be completed in one or more visits. During your root canal procedure, Dr. Baqir Jaffery will remove the nerve and pulp from inside your tooth before cleaning it thoroughly then sealing it. Because a tooth that needs a root canal is usually one that has serious decay or a large filling, further repair is often needed. A crown, crown and post, or other restoration is sometimes recommended in order to protect your tooth, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.

Dental Care Glassboro

Dental Care Glassboro

Root canal may never be a pleasant experience but Dr. Ettelson has been named one of the Top Ten Dentists in New Jersey and dedicates himself to each patient’s needs and comfort. In your consultation at our Glassboro dental office, Dr. Ettelson will explain that there are many reasons a tooth can develop deep decay, including large fillings, a chip, crack, or trauma to the face, and repeated dental procedures. A root canal will be needed once your tooth’s nerve and pulp become inflamed, irritated, and infected. Some root canal symptoms can be intense toothache pain when chewing, swelling or tenderness in your gums, sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of your tooth, or a returning pimple on your gums. Regular dental check-ups are always important because there are also cases where there are no symptoms, yet a root canal is still needed.

Dr. Ettelson will discuss the risks involved not having a needed root canal. Without proper and timely treatment, the infection in the tissue surrounding your tooth will only get worse and abscesses may develop. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads past the ends of the roots of your tooth. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause swelling that can easily spread to other areas of your face, neck, or head. We will discuss all aspects of Dr. Ettelson’s findings and make you as comfortable as possible with your choice of treatment at our Glassboro dental office.

Root Canal Therapy Glassboro
900 Route 168, Suite I-6
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Glassboro Dentist

Dental Practice 08012

A dental crown, which is used to cap your tooth after root canal therapy or to reinforce the strength of a tooth when it has been eroded by tooth decay, chipping, or fracturing, can be made from different types of materials. Perhaps the most flexible of these, offering an option that offers both durability and a precision fit, is porcelain fused to metal, otherwise known as PFM crowns. Our Glassboro dentist, Dr. Baqir Jaffery, is pleased to make these crowns available to you.

Glassboro Cosmetic Dentist

Glassboro Cosmetic Dentist

So, why porcelain fused to metal rather than either used separately? Simply, it offers the best qualities of each material. The metal portion is fit directly over the tooth. The porcelain is then fused to the top of the metal, thus completing the shape of the crown and most important of all, making your crown a good color match for your natural teeth. As a result, you receive the sturdiness that comes from metal while benefiting from the cosmetic edge afforded from the porcelain. In addition, the metal creates a better fit directly over the tooth, so there is less worry about how securely the crown will sit on top of the tooth. There are some concerns about PFM crowns, of course, and our Glassboro dentist wants to be certain that you know the pros and the cons going in.

The primary drawback to a PFM crown is that the porcelain top portion may break. This is not a common occurrence, but it is a possibility. However, this is also a potential problem with a crown made entirely from porcelain, so unless you are completely uninterested in your crown matching the look of your teeth, this is not a huge problem. It is just a possible disadvantage when porcelain is utilized. Another drawback to PFM crowns is that there needs to me more tooth trimming- in other words, more of your natural tooth surface will have to be drilled away- to accommodate the porcelain fused to metal crown than would be the case with an all metal crown. Overall, the plusses for a PFM crown are likely to outweigh the minuses, but you should discuss your preferences and needs together with our Glassboro dentist.

Dental Crowns Glassboro
900 Route 168, Suite I-6
Turnersville, NJ 08012
856-