Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic Root Canals in Ocean Township, Freehold, & Middletown NJ

What is a root canal?


A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

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If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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tooth after endodontic treatmentWhat happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapyhas been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

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Best dental experience I ever had! Everyone was so friendly and the procedure was quick a pain free and I was completely relaxed through out the entire procedure. Dr. Thai and the staff was fantastic! Highly recommend.

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The best experience I ever had during dental procedure. Courteous, wonderful doctor and staff. I am truly impressed.

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Amazing staff and amazing doctor . Who knew that getting a root canal could turn out to be a nice experience?

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Everyone is nice, patient and explains everything before doing it.

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Dr apolito and staff were fabulous. I was treated with respect, Dr. A was absolutely terrific. It was an unexpected root canal and it was painless and fast. I highly recommend the dr and the Ocean staff.

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Knowledgeable and caring staff; very professional

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Dr. Apolitical took me in as an emergency on July 4th weekend for my first root canal. The staff was friendly and accommodating and he did a great job. The staff at the desk was helpful and gave me an accurate idea of what it would cost me out of pocket and his assistants were excellent too! Very well run office with great patient care!!

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Quick and painless! Friendly staff to boot!

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I was pleasantly surprised by my experience and would highly recommend this practice! This was my first root canal and I was extremely nervous and have heard various horror stories about the procedure. The Doctor and the entire staff made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped into the office. The staff is all very knowledgeable and friendly and guided me every step of the way. The Doctor and all of the staff members made the entire procedure so painless and I couldn't be happier with my end result. I never thought a root canal could be anything but a nightmare, but this practice made the experience as pleasant as possible. They even catered to me TMJ during the procedure to ensure I was always 100% comfortable and checked on me constantly to ensure I felt no pain and was doing well. I can't say enough about this practice and highly highly recommend them!

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Outstanding painless dentistry, completed by a marvelous doctor. BRAVO

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Highly recommended! The courtesy and professionalism were truly outstanding in every respect. I can honestly say that this is the best experience with a root canal in my entire long history of endodontic procedures.

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Absolutely fantastic... From the first phone call to the last, and everything in between. Friendly and professional from start to finish. I highly recommend.

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Great front desk staff great assistants and an a great doctor

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Dr Zohn is very kind and attentive to my needs. He's very well mannered

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The entire experience was painless and above standards from the assistants to the front desk I was very pleased

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A great friendly group of people. A relaxed and comforting atmosphere

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I was very impressed with the office. The friendly tone from both the dr and staff were impressive as was the state of the art equipment. I highly recommend this office to my friends and family. If I needed another root canal I would be back

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i have used Dr. Zone several times for a root canal for myself and several members of my family. We have been extremely pleased every time. Dr. Zone takes the pain out of a root canal.

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Dr Zohn was excellent- informed me as to what he was doing as the procedure occurred. Took me as an emergency and the whole office was kind, professional. Great experience! Highly recommend.

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Dr. Zohn and his staff were excellent. They explained everything regarding my treatment and made sure that I was comfortable during the process. I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn to anyone.

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Dr Zohn and his staff were amazing. I was a new patient and needed an emergency root canal on a holiday weekend and I was given an immediate appointment. The care was exceptional and professional. I would definitely recommend this practice.

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Excellent. They saw me and resolved the issue very fast.

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Dr. Thai was extremely capable and professional. There was no pain while she was performing the root canal. I would definitely recommend her!

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Everyone was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and courteous. I would definitely recommend anyone who has any fear of endodontists to feel confident that going to Advanced Endontic Associates would be the best place to go if you needed to have a dental procedure. Dr. Ostrometskaya was wonderful.

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Dr. Zohn is my hero! I had been complaining of pain and discomfort to my doctor and dentist for some time, and finally my hygienist referred me to Dr. Zohn. He got to the root of all my pain and discomfort, and relieved it with a root canal (no pun intended). Shockingly I would say my root canal was a very pleasant experience thanks to him. I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn at Advanced Endodontic Associates.

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I have been impressed and pleased with how my son was treated and how caring everyone has been. My 8 year old, then 6, was very scared until he met dr. Zohn and his assistants. They did a wonderful job and as a parent, it meant the world to me to have him feel safe. This is how this office made him feel. Super excellent staff !!

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Good fast service was very satisfied with service

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Dr. Zohn was excellent! Made me feel so comfortable as I had felt so nervous about having a root canal. He was very personable. I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn! Thank you!

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The office was able to give me an appointment the very next day from my initial phone call. I did not have to wait much past my appointment time to be seen . I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr Apolito and would recommend this office

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Dr. Apolito was wonderful as was his staff. It is a top notch organization and I would highly recommend his office to everyone. First class all the way.

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Amazing experience, the doctor and entire staff wonderful

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Very satisfied with service.The doctor was very courteous and concerned about my comfort during procedure

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No pain.excellent service. Only drawback is lack of evening or Saturday appts.

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very satisfied. I needed a root canal and was in a great deal of pain. I found the whole experience to be a pain free and quite professional.

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