Root Canal Specialist

Chusid Dental Group -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Chusid Dental Group

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in West Orange, NJ

Have you been told you’re in need of a root canal? Root canals might be one of the most feared dental procedures, but the truth is, they’re simple and nearly pain-free. Michael Chusid, DMD, Jonathan Salazar, DMD, and the dental team at Chusid Dental Group in West Orange, New Jersey, regularly perform root canals to eliminate tooth pain and infection. Don’t hesitate to call to learn more about what a root canal could do for your oral health.

Root Canal Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp. The pulp is the innermost layer of your tooth. It’s made of soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels.

When pulp gets damaged due to injury or decay, it can cause infection or tissue death. Damaged pulp can put the health of the entire tooth at risk. Fortunately, a root canal is a treatment to remove damaged pulp and preserve your tooth.

Root canals remove damaged or infected tooth pulp, preventing future infection and decay. It’s a common, simple procedure that has the power to significantly reduce tooth pain and save your natural tooth. 

Why do I need a root canal?

Several common issues can cause damage or infection inside your tooth. Injury and decay can affect the nerves in the tooth and the health of the pulp. Root canals can fix many common dental problems, including:

  • Tooth pain
  • Discoloration
  • Deep cavity
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Swollen gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

If you have tooth pain or discoloration, it might be a sign that you need a root canal. Make an appointment at Chusid Dental Group for a diagnosis of your symptoms. In many cases, a root canal is a simple procedure to fix tooth damage with minimal downtime.

Is a root canal a painful procedure?

Dental problems like deep cavities and infection can cause ongoing tooth pain. Many people who get a root canal find that the procedure is nearly painless and offers almost immediate relief from their toothache.

Root canals generally take one to two visits to the Chusid Dental Group office. Your dentist takes X-rays to evaluate your tooth and determine if a root canal is right for you.

You’ll receive local anesthesia before the root canal to keep you comfortable. The dentist makes a small hole in the tooth and removes damaged pulp and other debris. After cleaning out the canal, the dentist seals it to prevent further decay.

Your tooth may be sore following a root canal, but the side effects generally go away within a couple of days. You can return to your normal daily activities immediately after your root canal. 

There’s no need to be apprehensive if you need a root canal procedure. Trust your care to the experts at Chusid Dental Group. Request a root canal consultation by calling the office for an appointment.