Are you experiencing tooth pain and think you may need a root canal in Stirling, NJ? The great news is that Seidner Dentistry & Associates dentist can help prolong the life of your tooth and eliminate your pain and infection.
A root canal procedure is designed to save your tooth from an infection and to prevent the loss of the tooth. The goal of the procedure is to eliminate any discomfort and to help extend the life of your tooth. There are multiple symptoms you may experience when in need of a root canal:
A tooth needing a root canal does not always present itself with discomfort or intense pain. Infections can be detected with a dental x-ray during regular checkups. Root canal therapy is a much more desirable alternative to a tooth extraction, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.
In the past, root canal therapy typically required more than one visit. With today’s advances, our dentists can provide our patients with an emergency root canal in Stirling, NJ in just a single visit.
Seidner Dentistry & Associates services are performed in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer financing options to pay for dental treatment because we believe everyone should be able to afford their dental needs. Give us a call today at 973-598-9555.
Root canal treatment can take one or more appointments to complete. A temporary filling is usually placed to protect the tooth between appointments, but taking these precautions will protect your tooth and ease any post-operative discomfort.
Your lips, teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours after your appointment. We recommend NOT chewing at all on the tooth for several days. It needs to heal, so avoid chewing on it for 3-5 days. Avoid chewing hard until the numbness wears off. We don’t want you unknowingly chewing on your inside cheek or lip!
It is common and not a problem for a small portion of the temporary filling to wear away and break off between appointments. If the entire temporary comes out, contact our office at your earliest convenience so we can replace it.
It is normal to experience some soreness for several days after a root canal appointment, especially when chewing. To alleviate discomfort, take pain medication as directed. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms of infection are gone.
To further reduce pain and swelling, rinse three times a day with a salt water solution (one teaspoon salt in a cup of very warm water). To protect the tooth and help keep your temporary filling in place, avoid eating sticky or hard foods (especially gum) and if possible, chew on only the opposite side of your mouth.
It is very important to continue to brush your teeth but floss very carefully. To prevent removal of the temporary, remove the floss by pulling it through the teeth, not up and down or up from between the space between the teeth.
We will almost always recommend a post and a crown to protect your tooth, now that it has had a root canal. A post root canal tooth is very brittle and fragile, and more prone to breaking or fracturing.
Please call our office if your bite feels uneven, or if you have persistent swelling or pain: 973-598-9555
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