Root Canal Therapy in West Orange, NJ

Repair an infected tooth with root canal therapy

Closeup headshot portrait of confident smiling happy pretty young woman, isolated background of blurred trees.Many people believe that root canal therapy is a scary and painful procedure, when in fact it is a minimally invasive procedure with little to no pain. For patients in West Orange who have been diagnosed with a deep cavity and require a root canal, the experienced dental team at Chusid Dental Group will make the process smooth with very little discomfort.

Symptoms of an Infected Tooth:

    • Swelling in the area around the infected tooth
    • Pain in the tooth, especially when chewing or biting
    • A bad taste in your mouth
    • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and sweet foods

What is a root canal?

Illustration showing a root canal procedureThe area of the tooth called the pulp carries the tooth’s nerves, veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. This is located under your tooth’s enamel, and within the dentin. Root canals are very small divisions that branch off from the top of the pulp to the tip of the root. A tooth has no more than four root canals.

If a tooth has been fractured, or has developed a deep cavity, the pulp can become infected. To save the tooth, the pulp and bacteria needs to be removed, and the canals need to be sterilized and filled. A crown is usually necessary to complete the restoration of the tooth.

Root canal therapy takes about two hours and may require two visits to our West Orange cosmetic dentistry practice. The procedure is completed with rotary endodontic tools and with numbing medication, making it a fairly quiet and gentle treatment.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing pain, or are bothered by heat, cold or biting too hard, a root canal may be required. Our experienced dentists at Chusid Dental Group in West Orange will make the experience as calming and relaxing as possible. Contact us today at 903-225-2024 today to schedule an appointment.