If the root of your tooth becomes infected, it is important to first try and save the tooth rather than extracting it and replacing it with an artificial restoration. This is because restorations, such as implants or bridges, are both expensive and not as beneficial to your oral health as having your own root supporting your tooth. To avoid extracting a tooth, Dr. Dipika Shah performs root canal procedures, which can effectively save your tooth and relieve your pain in Holmdel, NJ.
Root canals can be performed with new 3D technology and rotary instruments that provide improved quality and efficiency and less pain. During the procedure, Dr. Shah will remove the infection by first applying a local anesthetic to the area and then creating an opening in the canal. With her rotary instruments, she is able to remove the infected tissue and clean the area before filling the canal with a sealant to protect from further infection. Teeth that have root canals performed on them also usually require a crown to protect it from fractures, as well as improve the appearance and strength of the tooth. Once the procedure is complete and any soreness subsides, you will be able to eat without pain and sensitivity.
If you’re in pain, you can stop you’re suffering by scheduling an appointment with our office in Holmdel, NJ. Call 732-264-8180. For more information on Dr. Dipika Shah, please visit www.dentistnj.com.