Root Canal Treatment - Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Erasing Toothaches & Preserving Natural Teeth

Getting a root canal may sound scary, but with modern dental techniques and technology, root canals are one of the most successful and pain-free procedures you can get.

Why Should I Choose Root Canal Treatment?

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Toothaches are painful and can distract you from living your best life. They can also be a sign of a serious infection. Fortunately, root canal treatment can provide you with the relief you need, and with modern techniques, you won’t feel a thing. Root canals in Parsippany-Troy Hills can help restore the health of your tooth and save you from a tooth extraction down the road.

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No one plans to have a dental emergency, and that’s why we offer affordable emergency dental exams, so you don’t need to wait to get the care you need to relieve your dental pain.

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The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

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  • Relieve Tooth Pain

    Instantly alleviate your toothache by clearing out any infected or decayed material.

  • Stop The Spread Of Infection

    Left untreated, infection can spread to other parts of your mouth, and even the rest of your body.

  • Save Your Tooth

    Restore the health of your tooth and avoid the need for a more drastic procedure like an extraction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is required if your tooth becomes infected, which most often happens one of two ways:

  • A serious cavity can eat away at the outer layers of your enamel and dentin until it reaches the pulp. Once the pulp, which is responsible for keeping your tooth alive, is exposed, it becomes vulnerable to bacteria and becomes infected.
  • Dental trauma that cracks or chips a tooth can expose the nerve and blood vessel-filled pulp to oral bacteria.

If left untreated, either situation will lead to the infection, decay, and eventual death of your tooth’s pulp. When the infection starts to take hold, you’ll likely begin experiencing an array of symptoms like a toothache, inflamed gums near the tooth, and tooth sensitivity.

Do I always need a dental crown after a root canal?

While crowns are generally the best way to protect your tooth after a root canal, and are always the recommendation for your posterior teeth, they are not always necessary. If there is enough enamel left on front teeth that have gotten a root canal, a filling may be used instead of a crown.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

No! Although it’s a common myth that root canal treatment hurts, it’s actually the toothache caused by infection that is painful. With modern dental techniques and technology, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling.

Not only will your mouth be numbed completely, but you can also opt to be sedated during the procedure. Overall, root canal therapy is the best way to alleviate the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth.

Is root canal treatment covered by dental insurance?

Root canal treatment is usually covered, at least in part, by most dental insurance plans. However, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with your insurance provider to gain a thorough understanding of your benefits, and to find out what type of treatments are covered.

Can root canal treatment fail? What happens if it does?

Although it’s rare, root canal treatment can fail. If there is any remaining bacteria or decay left behind that wasn’t removed during the initial root canal, the tooth infection may return. If this happens to you, you’ll need to visit your Parsippany dentist to have another root canal to ensure the infection is completely removed and doesn’t have a chance to return again.