A cavity that is left untreated or is not detected in early stages can spread decay deep inside the tooth. When the decay and infection deepens, it can eventually reach the root canal. If infection is found in the root canal then treatment must be performed to save the tooth from extraction. Our team makes it a priority to save teeth from being extracted whenever possible. Extractions are never our first choice of treatment if a tooth can be saved from removal. If root canal treatment is recommended, scheduling treatment soon is important in saving your tooth from further pain or the eventual need for extraction.
Root canal treatment can be performed in just one visit. Your dentist will ensure that you are completely comfortable before beginning treatment and will numb the area that will be treated. Then the decay will be carefully removed from the entire tooth including the pulp of the tooth. Once all signs of decay are gone, your tooth will be sealed by either a dental crown or filling. You may have some discomfort for a few days, but your tooth should soon be functioning and feeling normal again in no time. If you are in need of root canal treatment in Voorhees, NJ call us at Primadent Smile today!