Root Canal Therapy
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Endodontic Associates of Bergen County
Extremely professional from making the appointment to the final instructions when everything was completed. Every person was kind and courteous and Dr Feintuch was thorough. Excellent experience for a procedure no one wants to have!
I would "HIGHLY RECOMMEND" Dr. Feintuch! His Office Staff is VERY PLEASANT and thoroughly reviews any concerns regarding Insurance, etc. After having a "root canal" at the age of 60, I thought I would be in pain and it was totally opposite! Dr. Feintuch is 'AAA" THE BEST in the North, South, East and West!! 🙂 I The recovery was fast with very low minimal pain to none! He thoroughly reviews everything with you and takes his time to answer any questions. His x-ray equipment is "TOP-NOTCH" and if he were a regular Dentist I would totally switch! Trust me, Dr. Feintuch is the #1 BEST ENDODONTIST and I can clearly say this since I had 2 previous root canals at age 50 and 51 from other endodontist's and no comparison...you want the BEST? Dr. Feintuch is the one to see! Thank you, Mary Ann Pardo
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my experience with Dr. Feintuch was a true pleasure from start to finish. there was no pain during the root canal and I was made to feel very calm and comfortable during the procedure. thank you
- Ryan F
Great experience and wonderful staff!
- Paul L
My experience here was absolutely phenomenal. Coming in, I do not handle any dental work well and Dr. Feintuch was great. He eased my concerns about my root canal, I was comfortable and felt absolutely no pain whatsoever. I will recommend him to family and friends and I know that I was in good hands. Best dental procedure experience.
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