Root Canals in Ridgewood

Ridgewood Endodontics provides root canal treatment in Ridgewood, NJ. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 201-447-4404.

Why Choose Ridgewood Endodontics for Root Canal Treatment

At Ridgewood Endodontics, we specialize in root canal therapy. When you choose our practice for your procedure, you’ll get:

  • Root canal treatment from a skilled endodontist, a dental specialist with more training and experience performing root canals than general dentists.
  • Gentle, understanding care from a practice voted as one of the best in New Jersey every year since 2008.
  • A more comfortable experience and high-quality results thanks to advanced technology, including Zeiss Extaro surgical microscopes, Leica imaging,  digital x-rays and CBCT scan.

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Although root canals have a reputation for being painful, the procedure is often used to alleviate severe tooth pain. In fact, most patients leave our office feeling better than when they arrived. A root canal is usually no more painful than having a cavity filled by your dentist thanks to modern endodontic techniques and local anesthesia.

Root canal treatment involves making a small opening through the crown of your tooth to provide access to the pulp chamber and roots, then removing the pulp tissue. This is followed by shaping, cleaning, and disinfecting the canals. If needed, medication may be applied to your tooth to treat severe infection.

The next step is to fill the canal system with gutta percha, a rubber-like material that seals your tooth and prevents reinfection. A temporary restoration is placed to protect your tooth until you’re able to visit your dentist for a filling, crown, inlay, or onlay to permanently restore the treated tooth.

Signs You Need Root Canal Treatment

We use root canal therapy to treat inflamed or infected pulp tissue and save your natural tooth from needing to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant or bridge. Although some patients have no symptoms indicating that a root canal is needed, most experience one or more of the following:

  • Severe dental pain
  • Sharp pains when biting or chewing
  • Facial pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discoloration in the painful tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums
  • A small white bump on the gums near the affected tooth

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 201-447-4404.