Root Canal Treatment – Jersey City, NJ

Putting a Stop to Your Tooth Pain

Woman in pain before root canal therapy

Used to repair badly infected, decayed, or damaged teeth, root canal therapy is a dental procedure that doesn’t have a very good reputation. In fact, some people are downright afraid of it.

Thankfully, root canal therapy from our Jersey City, NJ emergency dentist is not in the least bit painful and feels like getting a small filling. In addition, it can save teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted.

Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Jersey City for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Custom-Made, Lifelike Crowns
  • Friendly, Knowledgeable Dental Team

Why Someone Might Need a Root Canal

Dental patient receiving root canal therapy

When the pulp inside of your tooth starts to break down, bad bacteria builds up inside the chamber. This can be caused by numerous issues including tooth decay or injury.

The dying pulp remains in the root and causes infection. That infection can easily spread to your head, neck, and other places in your facial area. The tip of the tooth root can also become infected.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy:

Man in pain before root canal therapy
  • Severe toothache
  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling
  • Tender gums

Root Canal Process

Model tooth used to explain root canal therapy

If Dr. Vahid believes your tooth is infected, X-rays are taken to locate the infection in the roots and surrounding bone.

After you have been numbed, he will drill a small hole into the tooth so he can remove the debris, bacteria, and pulp.

Once removed, the inside of the root canal is filled and sealed. In some cases, medication may also be placed inside the canals for additional healing.

After the procedure is completed, a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth. The dental crown helps protect the damaged and repaired tooth by restoring its original function.