Best Root Canal Therapy in Princeton, NJ

Receive critical treatment for decay near the root or in the root of your tooth. Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics and Implants provides access to premier endodontic services and cutting-edge techniques that prevent further decay so you can keep your natural tooth longer. Root canal therapy by a dentist improves your oral health from a systemic perspective and can also prevent further negative domino effects such as teeth shifting and causing an uneven bite. Also, opting for a root canal can save you money. If you don’t treat the tooth quickly, you may end up losing the tooth and then needing a dental bridge or implant. Instead, come in once and restore your oral health and smile.

During a root canal, our experienced dentist removes the infected nerve and pulp causing the pain before sealing the tooth. This prevents abscesses and further infection. Learn more about what root canals entail and the benefits involved in repairing your tooth with root canal therapy.

What are the signs that you may need a root canal?

According to the American Academy of Endodontics, the following symptoms may indicate that you need a root canal:

  • Severe pain while chewing
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Deep decay
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Darkening gums
  • Swollen, tender gums

What Happens During a Root Canal? Will it Hurt?

At Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics and Dental Implants, we offer a range of pain management techniques, including:

  • Local anesthetic to prevent pain (you remain awake)
  • Oral sedation (you are sedated during the procedure)
  • Relaxing music in the background
  • Pain medication to help you remain comfortable during the healing process

If you have had a filling, getting a root canal isn’t all that much different. As Dr. Huckel points out in the video below, you can relax and let the caring dentist complete the procedure.

  • The dentist uses specialized instruments that clean out the root canal system making sure the tooth is completely debrided removing decay and bacteria.
  • They also clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly.
  • Ozone gas is infused into the canal providing the highest level of disinfection.
  • Other medicaments are used to completely disinfect the tooth.
  • The tooth is sealed to prevent further decay.
  • Often a crown is fabricated which strengthens and protects your tooth.

Porcelain crowns are placed after Root Canal Therapy to avoid fractures, breaks, and other issues with the tooth.

Benefits of Root Canals

The virtually painless root canal heals more comfortably than an extraction. The process is also less painful. With an extraction, you will likely need additional appointments for a bridge, implant, or dentures. In comparison, a cost-effective root canal typically takes one session, and most dental insurance plans pay for endodontic treatment.

Will I Need a Crown Following My Root Canal?

Yes, crowns are an important part of the tooth restoration process. An extensive portion of the tooth’s “living” interior is removed during your root canal treatment. A crown will provide additional protection and strength to the restored tooth. Without a protective crown, the treated tooth is far more likely to break or experience other types of trauma that can lead to an extraction in the future. Crowns look and feel like normal teeth. Laugh out loud again without feeling self-conscious!

Find out how past clients have rated our service and you’ll begin to understand the advantages of coming to us for all your dental care needs.

What Should You Expect After the Procedure?

After the anesthetic wears off, you may have tenderness in the area for a few days. However, if you have moderate to advanced pain, call our office or come by for a follow-up visit. It’s very important to maintain your oral hygiene routine to assist in the healing process and avoid any complications. We will provide instructions to help you keep the area clean and avoid any issues.

Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics and Implants opened its doors more than 35 years ago and Dr. Kirk Huckel, Dr. Kiersten Huckel and Dr. Shanni Reine provide a wide range of dental care for clients in Princeton, NJ, and Bucks County, PA.

Contact us today for more information on our extensive menu of general dentistry services and caring dental team. Call 609-924-1414 today to make an appointment for root canal therapy.