When tooth decay reaches the pulp (the blood vessels and nerves deep within the tooth), a sudden onset of pain can result. Left untreated, extraction eventually becomes the only viable solution. That is where root canal therapy can help.
Root canal therapy is an effective treatment to stop the spread of infection while preserving the exterior of your tooth. Dr. Anthony Mancino has more than 25 years of dentistry experience and performs root canal therapy at his Wall, NJ, clinic. He uses advanced techniques to make this treatment virtually painless.
The main benefits of root canal therapy are the restoration of oral health and relief from painful symptoms. Patients who undergo this safe and effective procedure can benefit from:
Dr. Mancino offers a complimentary consultation (a $250 value) for new patients.
Most individuals who have advanced tooth infection are good candidates for root canal therapy. Many of these candidates are experiencing:
Insurance plans cover at least a portion of root canal therapy. If you are uninsured, or if your policy does not cover the entire cost, our office accepts WellsFargo, CareCredit® and LendingClub® financing options.
Dr. Mancino will examine your tooth and symptoms before recommending root canal therapy. In many cases, the procedure will need to be performed on the day of your examination. Dr. Mancino will ensure that the treatment area is numb by using a local anesthetic around and below your infected tooth.
Once you are comfortable, an access point will be drilled near the top of your tooth. That small hole will be used to access the infected pulp area. Infected soft tissue will be removed, and the remaining space will be disinfected before being filled with a rubber-like substance. Some patients may benefit from a post being inserted into one or more of their root canals for structural support.
The top of your tooth will be capped with a crown or dental filling.
If you are experiencing a sudden onset of pain or sensitivity, contact our office immediately. Dr. Mancino, a professional dentist for sensitive teeth in Wall Township, will examine your tooth to determine if a root canal is the best way to restore your oral health. He offers a complimentary consultation (a $250 value) for new patients.
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