Root Canal Therapy
At Platinum Endodontics we go to great lengths to provide you with the most comfortable and pleasant office experience possible.
Root canal treatment is usually needed when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile and allows you to continue eating the foods you like. With good care, teeth that have had root canal therapy can last a lifetime. Complete treatment may require one to two visits. The duration spent on each appointment may vary depending on the complexity of the particular case.
At your appointment, Dr. Paul Langer will carefully remove the damaged pulp from the tooth, disinfect and shape the root canals, and then use a filling to seal the space. This procedure will help save your natural tooth, relieve your dental pain, and allow you to avoid extraction, a bone graft, a dental implant, or a bridge. There is generally no discomfort during the course of treatment. Between appointments, minor reactions may occur that can include a dull ache or throb, tenderness or swelling. These reactions are generally temporary. Upon completion of the root canal therapy, Dr. Langer will refer you back to your dentist for the final restoration of the tooth, usually a crown or filling.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 908-654-3636.