Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment often used to restore the health of a tooth that is seriously damaged or diseased. When decay and damage reach the inner part of the tooth, called the dental pulp, it may cause serious pain and discomfort. The dental pulp includes the living tissues and cells of the tooth, and damage in this area may result in an infection that eventually kills the tooth. To save the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy.

During root canal therapy, Dr. Jessica Gorelik removes the diseased, damaged tissues from the tooth and reshapes the root canal system as needed. After thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the tooth, she fills it with a medicated material that helps prevent future infection. Finally, we cap the tooth with a restoration like a dental crown to restore the tooth’s strength and structure. In most cases, we are able to complete a root canal in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in just one or two appointments at 201 Dental Care. Our team will make certain that your treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. To learn more about root canal therapy, endodontics and how we can improve the health of your smile, we welcome you to call us at 201-944-1969 or visit our office today. We look forward to seeing you soon!