Root canal therapy is a solution for teeth with infected pulp, allowing Dr. Gittleman to preserve the external tooth structure after removing the interior infection and stabilizing the tooth’s pulp chambers with a state of art bio-ceramic cement. Keeping a natural tooth in place also preserves your bite structure and avoids the more complex issues often raised if a tooth has to be extracted.
At Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry, we routinely perform all phases of the root canal endodontic treatment in the comfort of our Morristown, NJ dentist’s office. We make every effort to keep our patients relaxed and comfortable throughout all stages of their care. If you are experiencing dental pain or tooth sensitivity, contact our office for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Victor Gittleman. Today’s patients enjoy a dental treatment that is less invasive, less painful, and highly successful at restoring dental health with a long-term result.
Dr. Gittleman has advanced training in root canal therapy and uses the latest technology for an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment outcome. Dr. Gittleman has helped countless patients save their natural teeth through root canal therapy and can typically complete the procedure in one visit.
Why do I need a root canal?
A root canal is performed for patients with infected teeth. A tooth infection can spread to the center of the tooth, which is called the dental pulp. Inside the pulp are a series of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When the infection reaches the pulp, patients often report feeling tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, or overall discomfort. The onset of the pain can often be rather sudden, but there can be early warning signs such as changes in sensitivity to temperature or a slight graying of the tooth. If you notice changes in how a tooth feels or appears it is important to address your concern as soon as possible as there is a chance that when caught early, more conservative treatment can resolve the problem.
The Root Canal Procedure
The root canal treatment is typically performed in a single visit and enhanced with the use of CAD-CAM technology. The first step is to evaluate and diagnose using 3-D imagery in our office. These high-resolution images enable Dr. Gittleman to have an in-depth analysis of where the infection is and the placement of tooth structure and surrounding tissue. This is an important part of ensuring a safe and successful outcome.
To begin treatment, Dr. Gittleman creates a small hole in the tooth to remove the infected portion of the tooth carefully. If necessary, the dental pulp is completely removed. In many cases, antibiotics are prescribed to ensure the infection is effectively treated.
Once the infected portion of the tooth is removed, we seal the empty space with bio-ceramic cement, a revolutionary material designed to stabilize a tooth after a root canal. To ensure long-term stability for the tooth and your bite, we will recommend the placement of a dental crown after the root canal. Our team custom-designs crowns and fillings that blend naturally with your existing teeth.
Why choose Dr. Gittleman for my root canal?
Performing a root canal with a successful long-term result requires training, experience, and in modern dentistry, the incorporation of digital technology. Dr. Gittleman is able to offer patients needing a root canal all of these important factors for success under one roof. From CBCT scanning in the office to the highest standard of materials, Dr. Gittleman can save your natural tooth and resolve your tooth pain.
In addition, the placement of a dental crown can also be performed in our office providing consistency of care for the entire process. Typically, a patient may need to visit a specialist and then return to our office for the follow-up placement of the crown. Dr. Gittleman will work with you to restore health and beauty to your infected tooth after your root canal with a custom crown made of high-quality ceramic or porcelain for a lasting outcome.
Root Canal FAQs
Is a root canal procedure painful?
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure is relatively painless. The pain you are experiencing is from the infection. This general dental procedure rids your affected tooth of infection, almost immediately relieving the pain you feel.
How do you know if a root canal is needed?
Only a dentist can determine if you need a complete root canal treatment versus a tooth filling or other dental treatment. If you have excruciating tooth pain in a localized area in your mouth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Refrain from waiting too long or overusing tooth pain relievers, as this can cause more issues than help.
Is dental sedation necessary for a root canal?
You have the option to receive dental sedation during a root canal, but you will not be “put to sleep” for a root canal procedure. The procedure is not as invasive and painful as you think. Most patients do not need dental sedation for this procedure and can be completely comfortable with the use of a local anesthetic.
Root Canal Therapy in Morristown, NJ
At Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry, we work with patients of all ages to restore health and balance to their natural smiles. If you are experiencing dental pain, tooth sensitivity, or have not visited the dentist in a while, visit our Morristown dentist office for a consultation.
We proudly serve patients in Chatham, Madison, Mendham, and many surrounding communities. To schedule your appointment, call (973) 287-3337, or request an appointment online.