Root Canal Therapy for Williamstown
When structural damage or decay is so severe that bacteria are able to reach the inner chamber of the tooth, patients can find themselves faced with the threat of extraction. Thankfully, Dr. Wael Kassem offers a much better alternative: root canal therapy. While the words “root canal” may send a chill through your heart, the truth is that with today’s advanced tools and anesthetic, the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a common filling. Better yet, our modern office space offers all the amenities you need to feel comfortable and at ease while we work on your tooth. Once your treatment is over, you’ll still be able to enjoy your complete, beautiful smile!
How does root canal therapy work?
During the procedure, Dr. Kassem will carefully access the inside of the affected tooth, removing diseased pulp and bacteria before replacing it with a biocompatible substance and sealing the area thoroughly to prevent future infection. In most cases, a customized dental crown will also be needed so that the structure of the tooth is seamlessly restored. Root canal therapy has a very high rate of success, and many treated teeth go on to last for the rest of the patient’s life, as long as they’re cared for with diligent check-ups and oral hygiene.
Some common signs that you may be in need of root canal therapy include:
- Significant discoloration of a tooth
- Irritated or especially tender gums
- Heightened sensitivity to temperature
- Dental pain that occurs when applying any kind of pressure to a certain tooth
However, it’s important for patients to remember that in many cases, tell-tale symptoms may be unnoticeable to an untrained eye. That’s why we strongly recommend that you attend regular check-ups here at iSmile Dental Arts. Contact our Williamstown, NJ practice today to schedule your first appointment.