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Helpful FAQs Regarding Endodontic Services

Below we have collected a selection of commonly asked questions we receive and their answers for your information. If you have additional questions not covered here, contact us at our Cherry Hill, Sewell, or Vineland locations for further assistance.

 

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves treatment of the root canal and surrounding tissues of the tooth. What you see when you look at your tooth in the mirror is called the crown and the rest of the tooth hidden beneath the gum line is called the root which contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria introduced to this environment as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the root canal and the pulp. When that happens, endodontic specialists remove the damaged pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and discomfort. After successful endodontic treatment is complete, the tooth will continue to perform as normally as the rest of your natural teeth.

 

I’m worried about X-rays. Should I be?

No. While x-rays will be necessary during your endodontics treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, and printed.

 

What about infection?

Again, there’s no need for concern. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection.

 

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact his office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

 

What can I do to ease my anxiety before or during my root canal?

If we have seen you for a consultation, we can prescribe you an anti-anxiety for your next visit.  The medication is taken the night before the procedure (given it does not conflict with your medical history).  However, it is recommended you have an escort bring you to the office. We also offer nitrous oxide as an alternative during the a root canal procedure, which also lessens anxiety.

 

 

 

 

  • Most insurance accepted

  • Board certified doctors

  • Over 40 years of experience

  • 6 month and regular follow-up included to monitor success

  • 10% senior discount w/o insurance

  • 5% discount for paying up front w/o insurance

  • Emergency appointments available

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