Root Canal Treatment in
West Caldwell, New Jersey

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal of a tooth, becomes inflamed or infected. During this procedure, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The gentle team at Blooming Family Dental will work hard to keep our patients comfortable during root canal treatment.

Root Canal Treatment in West Caldwell

Inflammation or infection inside of a tooth can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. The goal of root canal treatment is to save and repair a deeply infected tooth.

Teeth are normally protected by their hard enamel exterior, but a deep cavity or oral health injury can lead to infection. Root canal treatment is incredibly safe, and it has a very high rate of success.

The symptoms of a tooth that has developed an infection will normally be very noticeable. Some signs of a root canal infection include:

  • Intense toothache and pain
  • Temperature sensitivities
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Recurrent abscesses

The first step when providing root canal treatment is to take digital X-rays of the infected tooth so that we can obtain an inside look at the infection. We then begin preparing the tooth for the procedure by placing a rubber sheet around it. This is called a dental dam, and it will keep the tooth dry and prevent the infection from spreading.

Using advanced tools, we will carefully access the inside of the tooth from the top. From there, we will clean out any bacteria and decay. An antimicrobial liquid will then be applied to flush out the inner structure and the root canals leading to the jawbone. We will then apply medicated fillings to provide strength and to encourage healing. To finish, a dental crown will cap the structure so that any breakages and fractures are prevented.

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Armelle K.

I've never had a better dental experience. Dr. Chang was efficient, kind, and incredibly helpful. He went above and beyond to make sure every single tooth is healthy- the best kind of perfectionist. His bedside manner is so comforting. The scheduling was easy and it doesn't hurt that the lobby itself is so soothing. Don't go anywhere else for dental care- this is what you're looking for!

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Sonia L.

Dr. Chang is an amazing dentist, very gentle with a person who has recently developed a fear of the dentist. He was thorough and explained what was going to be done. His technique numbing my gums was also really good! I didn't feel the injection. Thank you Dr. Chang and thank you Brixi.

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Chi U.

Dr. Chang is one of the most caring and thorough healthcare practitioners I've ever consulted. A rare professional. I'd stick with him for a lifetime if I could.
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