Endodontics in Deptford, NJ
Specialized services to save your teeth.
More commonly referred to as root canal therapy, endodontics helps solve problems stemming from trauma, infection, severe decay and poorly positioned teeth. In many cases, endodontic treatment provides an alternative to tooth extraction.
Endodontics requires removing a tooth’s nerves to save the actual tooth. The procedure improves the appearance of the infected tooth, while allowing the patient to chew and eat normally. A root canal can also prevent excessive strain on surrounding teeth. Your Dental Solutions of Deptford dental professionals provide a broad scope of safe and effective endodontic treatments.
What to expect:
The soft tissue pulp underneath the dentin or tooth enamel helps grow the roots of your tooth during development. Once this pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause pain and may lead to a possible abscess.
A root canal removes the affected pulp so the interior of the tooth can be carefully disinfected. Afterward, the tooth will be filled with a substance called gutta-percha–a safe, rubbery material that allows the tooth to function normally without its original pulp.
Types of endodontic services offered:
The Dental Solutions of Deptford staff specializes in endodontic treatments. Based on the location of your infected tooth, and depending upon the type and severity of the problem, your dentist will complete your root canal in either one or two visits.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy involves cleaning, shaping and filling the space inside the root of the tooth. Our endodontic services treat anterior teeth and posterior teeth, as well as molars.
Root Canal Retreatment
This is sometimes necessary when the root canal becomes re-infected. Performing the treatment a second time will help promote healing.