Here at New City Endodontics, we’re specialists in performing root canal therapy, a non-surgical treatment that is often misunderstood. We want you to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options that are linked to root canal, so that you will feel more positive about it if and when you need one.
Your North Bergen County toothache is the initial sign of a problem. Don’t just ignore it and hope it goes away. Much more likely is that it will grow worse, and what may have initially been a simple treatment will be a more complex one due to neglecting the issue at hand. The causes that result in root canals are typically cavities and damaged teeth (chips, cracks, fractures). They open up space in the protective barriers of your tooth, which can allow bacteria to get inside. Another cause is dental trauma, such as when an accident or injury is responsible for your tooth becoming dislodged or completely knocked free of its socket. Inside your tooth is pulp, which sits right next to the nerve. If that pulp is infected or injured, you will need root canal. In addition to your North Bergen County toothache, the symptoms you can expect to experience are pain when chewing or when applying pressure to the tooth, and sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks. Gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling are also possible. Treatment options are narrow. Either you will have root canal, which saves the tooth, or the tooth cannot be rescued and extraction is mandatory to address it.
The most important thing you can do when you have a North Bergen County toothache is to reach out to our office right away. We will schedule you for the quickest appointment we can manage so that you can get relief through prompt treatment.