When a tooth becomes infected, there are only two options that can properly treat the situation: either remove the entire tooth or remove the infected pulp of the tooth through the root canal. A root canal procedure removes the infected pulp from the central part of the tooth and then shapes the remaining pulp, filling it with a resin sealer to keep bacteria from re-infiltrating the tooth.
Once this process is completed, the tooth can be restored back to its ideal form, function, and appearance.
A root canal procedure may be a necessary solution if you have:
- Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
- Extreme pain to hot and cold elements
- Severe decay of the tooth
- Severely chipped or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth
- Multiple dental procedures on a tooth
Our dental specialists at Dental Care East Hanover take pride in the exceptional care that we provide our patients and utilize a state-of-the-art computer-controlled system to facilitate the root canal process to ensure the best quality restoration treatment.