Root canal is a viable, safe, effective, and (surprise!) painless way to rescue your tooth that has become infected. Here at Browns Mills Dental Center, we want you to have your natural teeth for as long as possible. Extraction should only be a last resort.
When you experience New Egypt tooth pain, especially when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth, it can be due to a bacterial infection in the pulp of the tooth, down near the nerve. How does this happen? Under normal circumstances, your tooth is protected from bacteria getting inside by its enamel. Tooth decay, caused by plaque, though can result in the formation of a cavity. That, or a deep filling from a previous cavity, a chip, or a crack can leave your tooth open to infection. In addition to New Egypt tooth pain, you may notice sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, tooth discoloration, or gum tenderness. The point of root canal is to remove the bacterial infection along with the injured pulp and nerve. This is done by first numbing you with local anesthesia. The tooth must be drilled from the top so that our restorative dentist can get to those parts that need to be taken out. After that, the canals are cleaned out, disinfected, and sealed. This is to help prevent any further infection. It may take more than one session to complete, particularly if the tooth has multiple canals. Between visits, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to protect the tooth. Upon completion of root canal, you will have impressions taken for the formation of a permanent crown that will restore the tooth to full size.
The success rate of root canal is over 90%. So when you experience New Egypt tooth pain, reach out right away to our office.