When a tooth experiences deep decay or an injury, the pulp may die as a result, creating an environment where bacteria may flourish. If left untreated, the tooth may even develop an abscess. Root canal therapy is intended to prevent this.
At Ella Kerzhner DMD in Westampton, you can expect comfortable, compassionate care that will help you meet your essential oral care needs. During your root canal therapy, Dr. Kerzhner will remove your damaged pulp, clean your tooth, and replace the pulp with an inert substance. Then, the tooth will be sealed and capped to prevent further infection.
This is a question dentists hear often in relation to the subject of root canal therapy. The answer is that, with today’s advanced tools and techniques, root canal therapy can be a relatively comfortable experience. What’s more, an entire root canal procedure can often be completed in just a single appointment. It is possible for you to experience soreness or inflammation following your procedure, but these can often be managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Following your root canal, make it a priority to establish a healthy brushing and flossing routine. It’s also important to see Dr. Kerzhner of Westampton regularly for checkups and cleanings. We recommend coming in for a visit about every six months. With regular checkups, Dr. Kerzhner can help you monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If any changes are noticed, treatment can be provided quickly and effectively.
If you’re concerned that you might need root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Dr. Kerzhner of Ella Kerzhner DMD would be happy to discuss your treatment options with you. We help area patients from Mt. Holly, Lumberton, Burlington, Willingboro, Hainesport, and other neighboring communities.