If you get hit in the mouth or develop a cavity, endodontics can limit pain, prevent further damage, and preserve your smile. At Laser Dental Group in Union, New Jersey, the expert dentists provide various endodontics services, including root canal therapy and retreatment and placement of dental implants. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.
Endodontics is a dental specialty that diagnoses and treats problems affecting the tooth pulp. Pulp is in the center of each of your teeth. It contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, allowing you to feel sensations like hot and cold. Removing pulp doesn’t harm the structure of the tooth, so there’s no need for an extraction.
Endodontic treatment is safe and typically well-tolerated. Laser Dental Group conducts each procedure under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout.
Laser Dental Group offers various endodontics services, including:
Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment that preserves a damaged or decaying tooth. During a root canal, your dentist removes the infected or inflamed pulp from the center of your affected tooth. They then rinse it out, fill it with a material called gutta-percha, and cap it with a crown.
Root canal therapy eliminates pain, stops the infection or inflammation from spreading, and preserves your permanent tooth for years to come.
In rare instances, root canal treatment fails and an infection returns. If this occurs, Laser Dental Group might recommend root canal retreatment. During retreatment, your dentist recleans the center of your tooth, looking for additional canals or infection. Your dentist treats any areas of concern, refills your tooth with gutta-percha, and applies a new crown.
Dental implants are small metal posts that fuse with your jaw. They provide a firm, supportive foundation for restorations like bridges, crowns, or implant-supported dentures. If you’re missing one or several teeth, Laser Dental Group can place your implants during a quick outpatient procedure.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for endodontic treatment, Laser Dental Group conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your symptoms. Afterward, they take a series of X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone.
After gathering the necessary information, Laser Dental Group develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of endodontics, request a consultation at Laser Dental Group. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.