Root Canal Therapy
Like most people, you probably don't feel great about the prospect of having root canal treatment. But updated technology and streamlined techniques challenge the idea that a root canal has to be a difficult procedure.
Dr. John Savon, Dr. Sara Engleman, and the team at Train Station Dental believe that all it takes for a stress-free dental experience is a team of skilled professionals who make your comfort and well-being a priority. We’re proud of the reputation we have for performing efficient, comfortable root canal treatment.
Our Team Is Here to Support You
We’ve learned that helping our patients understand the reasons for a root canal and the resulting oral health benefits is often the key to stress-free treatment.
Our dental staff will take the time to explain the procedure, what it involves, and why it’s needed. We never proceed with treatment if you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort, and your feedback dictates how your treatment will progress. We want to be your partner in dental care, and you will be informed and have input in every part of the treatment process.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you’ve ever had a root canal infection, you know that it can be a very painful experience. The intense pain you feel is a typical sign that something serious is going on inside your tooth that needs to be taken care of immediately.
Deep inside your tooth is a space that contains dental pulp and the nerve that keeps your tooth alive. Damage to the tooth caused by injury or decay may damage the nerve and lead to infection. If we don’t treat the infection, the pain will continue, and you may ultimately end up losing the tooth.
What Happens during a Root Canal?
Dr. Savon and Dr. Engleman plan your treatment by using a device called an apex locator to find the tip (apex) of the tooth root for a predictable long-term outcome. This non-invasive approach eliminates the need for x-rays, increases efficiency, and ensures a thorough procedure.
With a treatment plan in place, Dr. Savon and Dr. Engleman utilize state-of-the-art rotary endodontics to gently and comfortably remove infected pulp and tissue. When they are certain that the infection is cleared away, they will cleanse and seal the tooth.
If the extent of your infection is serious, they may decide to use medication or an antibiotic. In most cases, we find that a dental crown is necessary following a root canal in order to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage.
Comfortable, Stress-Free Care
Dr. Savon, Dr. Engleman, and our team understand that important treatments like root canals can cause anxiety for lots of people. We want you to feel completely comfortable during treatment, and we have solutions that make your treatment easy and stress-free.
Nitrous oxide (also referred to as "laughing gas") is a mild type of sedation that is appropriate for most people. With nitrous, you will remain completely relaxed during the procedure.
If you experience deeper anxiety, we can talk to you about our other sedation options. Our goal is to support you in every way we can so you can get the treatment you need.
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Using gentle care and state-of-the-art technology, we can perform comfortable, efficient root canals at our Audubon, NJ dental office that minimizes the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair. You can feel confident when you entrust your oral health care to our experienced team!