Have you ever undergone a root canal? Many people haven’t, and as a result, they believe the rumors that a root canal is a horrible and painful procedure. Unfortunately, this means some people refuse this necessary treatment, endangering their dental health. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, reveal the truth about root canals and why this procedure can be crucial for preserving your smile.


Symptoms and Causes of an Abscessed Tooth

Root canals address an abscessed, or infected, tooth. When a cavity forms, the decay will continue to spread until the patient takes action. An abscessed tooth occurs when cavity-causing bacteria finally reach the pulp at the center of the tooth. Your pulp is the tooth’s nerve center, a bundle of living tissue essential for keeping your teeth alive and healthy. Once infected, the tooth can eventually die and require removal. Otherwise, the infection will spread to your surrounding teeth. Common symptoms of an abscessed tooth include:

·      Difficulty biting down or chewing

·      Tooth sensitivity

·      Toothache

·      Fever

·      Swelling

·      Bad breath and a bitter taste in the mouth

Root Canal

A root canal allows your Livingston dentists to save the tooth and prevent further infection. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will remove the infected pulp and any remnants of decay, and seal the tooth with a dental crown. The crown fits over the tooth, protecting and preserving the remaining structure. Living with an infected tooth only causes the patient to endure unnecessary pain. At The Silverstrom Group, our highly trained professionals use the latest in dental technology combined with calming anesthetic to provide patients with comfortable root canal therapy. Don’t go another day with tooth pain, talk to your Livingston dentists today!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston General Dentists

Are you suffering from the symptoms of an infected tooth? Remember, an abscessed tooth threatens the stability of your smile! Contact your Livingston general dentists today. Schedule a consultation with your Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today for a diagnosis. We offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.