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Root Canal Treatment in Wayne, NJ

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Fine Dental Care offers root canal treatment in Wayne, NJ. Our dentist, Dr. Bruce Fine, has 38 years of experience and is highly skilled in the most advanced root canal techniques. Call our office at 973-633-5440 to make an appointment for a consultation.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that addresses damaged or diseased teeth. Root canals are routine procedures that involve clearing inflamed and infected pulp and removing bacteria from the root canals.

The Root Canal Procedure

The 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. We feel that this is extremely important and a highly effective approach resulting in a decreased chance of needing a repeated root canal. In addition, we use CBCT scans to see the canals in three dimensions. Many root canals fail because canals are missed without the use of this special technology. 

The dentist uses files to clean and shape the inside of the canals to prevent reinfection. They 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 the tooth strong enough to support a crown long term.

After the root canal is finished, the dentist will place a permanent crown over the root canal site 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 in all other areas of dentistry leads patients to choose Fine Dental Care time after time. Dr. Fine is a 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

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 can be eliminated, 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 that you have to chew until the numbness from local anesthesia has completely worn off.

Call Fine Dental Care

You may need a root canal if you have dental pain or have experienced a traumatic tooth injury. Call Fine Dental Care at 973-633-5440 for an appointment in our Wayne, NJ office.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

600 Valley Rd Suite LLL1
Wayne, NJ 07470
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