Root Canal Treatment in Lindenwold, NJ

Tooth Shade Guide

Lindenwold Dental Center provides root canal treatment in Lindenwold, NJ. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 856-783-3777.

When the pulp inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, root canal therapy is recommended. Although only a dentist can determine if a root canal is needed, some signs that the pulp is damaged include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold sensations, with pain lasting even after the stimulus is removed
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling around the painful tooth
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gum tissue near the affected tooth

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatments allow us to save your natural tooth, which is always the best option for your oral health. The other potential treatment is to have your tooth extracted, but this requires future dental work—the extracted tooth will need to be replaced with a dental implant or bridge. A root canal is more affordable in the long-term and reduces the number of trips to our office and the amount of time spent in the dentist's chair.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals

How long does a root canal take?

The anatomy of your canals, as well as the complexity of your case, are important factors in determining how long it takes to complete a root canal treatment. A basic root canal can take as little as 30 minutes, while a more complicated case may require two 90-minute appointments.

Do I need a crown after a root canal?

Crowns are often necessary after a root canal, but there are some cases in which a dental filling or onlay can be used to restore the tooth instead.

Can a root canal be done in one day?

Yes, if your canal structure is uncomplicated and you don’t have a severe infection, it is possible to complete a root canal in one day.

Can I get a filling instead of a root canal?

No, dental fillings and root canals don’t address the same problem. A filling restores the tooth's surface structure, while root canal treatment addresses problems on the inside of a tooth. When the pulp is inflamed or infected, your treatment options are a root canal treatment or tooth extraction.

Does tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

While tooth sensitivity can mean that the pulp inside is compromised, there are other issues that can cause sensitivity as well. Tooth decay, enamel erosion, and gum recession are three common causes of tooth sensitivity, and these conditions don’t require root canal therapy.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 856-783-3777.