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Root Canal Treatments

At Little Family Dentistry, located in Bayonne, NJ, our staff is committed to providing care to our patients in a warm and comfortable environment. Our team is highly experienced and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Symptoms

Some patients complain of a constant throbbing pain that typically indicates severe pulp damage. Root canals are done inside the tooth when there is an infection that reaches the pulp and nerve. During your dental exam, the dentist will evaluate the level of your pain. An x-ray will be taken to allow the doctor to see what is happening inside the tooth below the gum line.

What Is the Purpose of a Root Canal?

Infection can travel from the root of the tooth into the jawbone and possibly form an abscess. A root canal repairs and saves an infected tooth. During a root canal treatment, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed with gutta-percha material and sealed off with cement. Without treatment, the tissue enclosing the tooth will become infected and an abscess could form.

What Happens After a Root Canal?

For the first few days following the procedure, the tooth may feel sensitive. At Little Family Dentistry , we recommend our patients control any discomfort or pain with over-the-counter pain medicine. In some cases, the dentist may prescribe an antibiotic for a few days to ensure the infection is completely gone.

Our office, Little Family Dentistry, located in Bayonne, NJ, can provide you with the care you need to alleviate an infected tooth. Suffer no more! Call our office at (201) 273-9233 for an appointment.

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"Highly Recommend Dr. Little - When Dr. Aurori retired, (He was my dentist since the early 90s) I figured it was time to find a dentist closer to home. I wasn't able to find a practice to trust, and I figured I would try Dr. Little. I am very happy that I did. Dr. Little and her staff have made visiting the office a warm and vibrant experience. I do not mind having to travel an hour to see her. It's well worth it. She is knowledgeable, gentle, and clearly, loves what she does. I Highly recommend her."

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