Root Canal Treatment in Wayne, NJ

At Fine Dental Care in Wayne, NJ, we provide expert root canal treatment to help save your natural teeth and restore your smile. With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Bruce Fine is highly skilled in the latest and most advanced root canal techniques, ensuring you receive the best care possible.

Our compassionate and professional team is dedicated to making your experience comfortable and stress-free. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that saves damaged or diseased teeth. Root canals are routine procedures that involve clearing inflamed and infected pulp and removing bacteria from the root canals. Did you know that over 15 million teeth are successfully treated with root canal therapy every year?

The Root Canal Procedure

Root Canal Treatment in Wayne, NJ | Dr. Fine | Fine Dental CareThe first step in a root canal is opening the tooth’s crown to access its interior. The dentist removes the inflamed and infected pulp inside the tooth and cleans the canals.

At Fine Dental Care, we use laser and conventional dental procedures to eliminate bacteria inside the tooth. This combination of techniques is an essential and highly effective approach, decreasing the chance of needing a repeat root canal. We use CBCT scans to see the canals in three dimensions. Without this unique technology, many root canals fail because certain canals go untreated.

The dentist uses files to clean and shape the inside of the canals to prevent reinfection. They then fill the tooth with material to seal its interior away from food, plaque, and saliva. The tooth will then need a post and core to make it strong enough to support a dental crown long-term.

After the root canal, the dentist will place a permanent crown over the tooth during a follow-up visit. 

Why Choose Fine Dental Care?

Dr. Bruce Fine is a leader in the dental field. His expertise in root canals and all other dentistry areas leads patients to choose Fine Dental Care time after time. Dr. Fine is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Implantology, and the International Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Fine is also a Master of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Our office combines state-of-the-art care with a genuine concern for patients’ comfort and well-being. We maintain a friendly, warm atmosphere in our practice and welcome all family members.

Benefits of a Root Canal

  • Relieve pain: Teeth that need root canal treatment are often quite painful. Getting treatment allows the patient to chew, talk, and relax without pain.
  • Save natural teeth from extraction: Frequently, broken or infected teeth are salvageable with root canal treatment. Getting a tooth extracted and receiving an implant or bridge is more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal.
  • Preserve jawbone strength: Extracting teeth weakens the jawbone, especially when you can’t replace a tooth immediately. A root canal prevents jawbone loss.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Root Canal?

If you have dental pain, you may need a root canal. Your dentist will evaluate your tooth and decide whether a root canal makes sense or whether you should have the tooth extracted.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals

Is a root canal painful?

Root canals once had a negative reputation, but today, the procedure is comfortable thanks to the expert application of local anesthesia. During the root canal, you will not feel any discomfort. After the root canal, you may have some soreness and jaw discomfort that you can eliminate, but these will pass within a few days.

How do I know whether I need a root canal?

Some symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal are severe pain when biting or chewing, swellings or pimples on the gums, and significant sensitivity to heat and cold.

Visit the dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will be able to evaluate your tooth and let you know whether a root canal is appropriate or whether you should receive another type of treatment.

Can I return to work or school after getting a root canal?

Yes, you can return to your normal activities immediately. Do not eat anything you have to chew until the numbness from local anesthesia has completely worn off.

Schedule Your Treatment at Fine Dental Care

You may need a root canal if you have dental pain or have experienced a traumatic tooth injury. With this routine treatment, we can often save the infected tooth and prevent the need for extractions. Contact the Fine Dental Care team to book an appointment at our Wayne, NJ, office.