Root Canals Eliminate Your Toothache

Say goodbye to that aching tooth. Our dentists here in Moorestown, NJ, can help.

It’s important for everyone to take a vested interest in their oral health. This also means being able to spot when a problem occurs that requires the immediate attention of our Moorestown, NJ, dentist Dr. Aliya Khan. Millions of teeth are saved each year thanks to procedures like root canals. Find out more about root canals, why they are performed and why they aren’t as scary as you might think.

Why does my tooth hurt?

There are many reasons why you are dealing with a toothache. While the most common cause is a cavity, if decay spreads deeper into the tooth it can affect the dental pulp. Everything from an infection to a traumatic injury to the tooth can lead to an inflamed or infected dental pulp. Once the pulp has been affected, the only option our Moorestown, NJ, family dentist has is to remove the pulp through a procedure known as root canal treatment.

How do I know that I need a root canal?

This will vary from person to person. You may not even notice any symptoms, but our dental team may spot this problem during your routine checkup; however, if you develop a toothache, sudden lingering tooth sensitivity or pain that gets worse when biting or chewing then it’s time to see a dentist. You could very well have an infected dental pulp.

Don’t root canals hurt?

Contrary to what you’ve been told, a root canal is not meant to cause pain but simply remove the source of your pain. In this case, your root canal will remove the infected dental pulp, which is responsible for that aching, throbbing pain you’re dealing with. A root canal provides relief from your toothache and it saves the tooth.

We also pride ourselves in listening to our patients and their needs. Dr. Khan and his team want to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, even if you do need a root canal. All root canals are performed under local anesthesia, which will fully numb the area prior to treatment. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort during your procedure, but if you do, all you have to do is let us know and we’ll fix it!

From root canal treatment and implants to preventive dentistry, our Moorestown, NJ, dentists are here to provide your family with the individualized dental care you trust. If you are dealing with a toothache or other warning signs that you might need a root canal, call Moorestown Smile Center right away at (856) 638-5266.

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