If you have a tooth which is painful when you eat something hot or cold, or when it has pressure applied, you may have an infected tooth which needs a root canal treatment. At our dental practice, Lakehurst Dental, our dentist, Dr. Brian S. Klohn or Dr. Sinikka E. Kazanjian, can provide you with a Toms River root canal, if necessary.
A root canal treatment is needed when a tooth has damaged or infected pulp in its interior. A tooth can become infected when decay or bacteria reaches the center of the tooth. If a tooth has a cavity which has not been treated, or is cracked or has a cracked filling, infection can work its way toward the center of the tooth. Also, if a tooth experiences trauma, the pulp can begin to break down and infection will be caused. When a tooth is damaged in this manner there is only one treatment option, and that is to have a Toms River root canal. If a tooth is infected or damaged in its interior and does not have a root canal treatment, the tooth will either eventually fall out on its own, or need to be extracted due to severe tooth pain and infection. Infection from a tooth can spread to other parts of your mouth or even other parts of your body, so it is always important to have it addressed immediately. Additionally, the sooner a root canal treatment is performed, the more likely it is to be successful. During a root canal treatment all infected and damaged pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed, as are the root canals. This procedure is performed while the patient remains comfortable under local anesthesia. Our root canal treatment is effective in over 90% of cases. Our dentist can let you know if treatment is likely to be successful, once he or she has reviewed your individual situation.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, and think you may need a Toms River root canal, contact our office for an emergency appointment.