Root Canal Therapy

Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA — Ocean Township, Freehold & Middletown, NJ

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.

For more information about Non-Surgical Root Canal or to schedule an endodontic appointment with our office, call us at Ocean Township Office Phone Number 732-531-9200 or use our online Appointment Request form.

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

Animated diagram of a tooth undergoing a root canalWhat happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has 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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Patient Reviews: Root Canal Treatment

Please read testimonials from our patients. You can also leave us your feedback. For assistance, please call us at Ocean Township Office Phone Number 732-531-9200.

Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 636 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review By Jill M

I am so happy with my experience, Dr Thai was so nice and gentle. I was made comfortable, and felt relief Immediately. I would highly recommend Dr Thai

- Jill M

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Patient Review By Dave B

I had an hot tooth that needed a root canal and I couldn't get an appointment with my Endodontist but she recommended Advanced. I was leaving in on vacation in 2 days and Advanced fit me in the same day. I arrived on time and was seen right away. Tina the dental tech was great, as was Dr. Apolito. They answered all my questions, showed me the x-rays and explained what they would be doing. The procedure was quick and painless - I was in and out in 50 minutes. The staff are all friendly and helpful and I highly recommend Advanced Endodontics to anyone who needs and Endodontist.

- Dave B

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Patient Review By Dini L

I was referred to DR Zohn by a couple of people but was so impressed by his knowledge confidence and amazing hands in treating my intense pain of my old root canal done by a diff dentist that needed to have a part redone He really has a calming professional personality and it made my experience so great . I would recommend him to all who needs work done

- Dini L

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Patient Review By Mike Z

Dr Ira was like a Navy Seal. In and out in less than hour. He fixed a “hot tooth” with precision and care. Saved my weekend after a week of terrible pain. And huge thank you to Christine for working with me on my schedule - this place is awesome.

- Mike Z

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Patient Review By Jacqueline G

I am so Happy i was introduced to this office! They took me in as an emergency appt and fixed my tooth right away. I was in pain for a week! i walked out of the office in way less pain then i walked in with. I am very thankful for the office.

- Jacqueline G

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Patient Review By Anthony D

Absolutely painless dentistry is what you'll find from this office and their amazing staff. My tooth had just broke the day before and they got me within hours with the help of Doreen! Jess and Christine greeted me and were able to answer any of my questions with ease. Dr. Apolito and Shirley eased my anxiety and completed the root canal - pain free! I can go into my weekend without concern for my tooth becoming a problem. Thank you again!

- Anthony D

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Patient Review By Louis N

root canal are the two scariest words you can hear, but not here. I was in servere pain that keep moving around top and bottom front to back. Dr Zohn was able to not only pin point which tooth was causing the problem but why it was causing the problem. Using his computer added microscope, he found that the area over the nerve had multiple small fractures. He very effiecently completed the root canal in one visit. I felt zero pain during and after the proceedure. I did not tell Dr Zohn or his staff that I have a very sensitive gag reflex. They complete the proceedure without gagging me once. this was very remarkable considering they were working on a second molar. Dr Zohn and his team are very special. I gladly give them my highest recommendation.

- Louis N

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Patient Review By alexis c

Overall, i had an excellent visit with Dr. Thai and her staff. I was impressed with their professionalism and efficiency, and quickly recognized that this is a team that takes, to borrow the term "Do what they do" to the next level. They were very friendly and put me at ease the whole time I was there. I would recommend your dentistry, to my friends and Co-workers. Thank you again.

- alexis c

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Patient Review By LISA C

My root canal was at the Freehold office. Christa, who would be assisting, couldn’t have been more pleasant or reassuring that I would be receiving the best care. I almost looked forward to the procedure after we spoke! Dr. Thai is nothing short of exceptional. There aren’t enough Review Stars here or words to describe how incredibly calming and professional she is. Her expertise showed each and every minute that I was in the chair. The entire appointment exceeded my expectations from start to finish. I’d recommend Dr Thai in a heartbeat.

- LISA C

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Patient Review By matthew b

I had to have two emergency root canals done because I broke my two front teeth in half. Within 2 hours of visiting my regular dentist, who referred me to this specialist office because I have unordinary wide roots in my teeth, I was on the chair having my teeth operated on. There's more to it though. There's a chance that one of my broken teeth is not salvageable, and Dr. Thai was very honest about this. She recommended that my parents and I really think about this decision, as there is a large cost factor involved. The honesty made me feel very comfortable with her. Although this is her business, she did not care just about the money; she was extremely informative, and performed the duty of a doctor perfectly. Everyone in the office showed me a lot of compassion about my injury, and the lady at the front desk was even patient with my mom (she asked a lot of questions about insurance). The procedure was done perfectly (my amateur eyes saw two perfectly filled root canals, which is important I think) and it was painless (they numbed the hell out of my teeth). Although I am unaware of if my tooth remains salvageable, (this is dependent on the crown procedure I will have done somewhere else), everything I needed was taken care of here, and it was done very well. I highly recommend this place if you have the means to come.

- matthew b

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Patient Review By Joann M

Dr. Zohn was so nice very gentle and kind during My root canal procedure. I was so nervous his assistant immediately calm me down when I left I seriously didn’t even feel anything. I had great experience w him and his personality makes it all..

- Joann M

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Patient Review By Peter K

I had a root canal performed by Doctor Ostrometskaya and from my first phone call to Advanced Endodontic until the end of the procedure everything was done in a highly professional manner. The office staff was courteous and very helpful in helping me along with the website forms and sorting out an issue with my insurance. Dr. O and her assistant could not have been any nicer in making feel comfortable and explaining the procedure as they went along. They would stop periodically to make sure I was okay before moving on. For something as unpleasant as a root canal, everyone made the experience as pleasant as they could. I would highly recommend this group.

- Peter K

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Patient Review By Paul B

Great experience for a root canal.

- Paul B

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Patient Review By Magdalena P

My experience with Dr. Zohn and his staff were top notch from the initial scheduling of the appointment, to the procedure to the billing and the follow-up. Dr. Zohn talked me through the procedure step by step and it was absolutely painless. I was so pleased with the friendly caring nature of this dentist and his excellent skill and professionalism. His assistant Leanna was friendly, skilled and reassuring as well. If you are looking for an absolutely fantastic dental experience, I strongly recommend Dr. Zohn and his staff. Maggie

- Magdalena P

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Patient Review By Lisa S

no need for post op call

- Lisa S

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Patient Review By Adam W

I saw Dr. Ostrometskaya for a root canal on my front K9 tooth. I was in and out within an hour and felt absolutely nothing 🙂 All I can say is that she was amazing! She was very thorough, professional and clearly extremely competent. Dr. Ostrometskaya explained anything I asked (and I ask lots of questions). Debbie at the front office was great too. Obviously, we all hope we never need another root canal, but if I or my family ever need an Endodontist we found our spot. Overall, easily a 5 star experience!

- Adam W

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Patient Review By Rosa M

Around Christmas time my mother was experiencing a pain in her tooth due to the need of a root canal procedure but Dr. Apolito was beyond equipped both technological and skill wise my mother said she was in an out and felt no pain the work he performed was brilliant work I would recommend him this time then a later to the absolute thank you doctor apolito gracias.

- Rosa M

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Patient Review By SUSAN COOLAHAN

I had a root canal with Dr. Ostrometskaya on November 30, 2020. From the minute that I walked in right up until I left the office the experience could not have been any better. The entire staff were all professional, courteous and kind. They made what I thought was going to be a miserable experience actually enjoyable. I would highly recommend anyone to go to them!

- SUSAN COOLAHAN

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Patient Review By Nicole G

My experience at Advanced Endodontics was by far the most pleasurable in any Dr's. Office. Let's face it, no one enjoys getting any work done on their teeth. I was in some pain and was dreading getting a root canal. I've had poor past experiences with some dental work years ago, but from the start, this office was 5 star. Professional, informative, attentive, personable and quality service. I left there happy which is unheard of. Hardly any pain in the procedure and they kept checking to see if I was comfortable. The energy is so calm and everyone was very friendly. I would 100% recommend Dr. Apolito and his staff. Thank you guys for a great experience!

- Nicole G

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Patient Review By Lea P

I am an extremely nervous patient and almost didn't make it through the door. The staff and the Dr made me feel comfortable and help me through a very stressful situation. Thank you

- Lea P

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Patient Review By john P

This practice is truly a Godsend. My experience there was simply the easiest and best dental procedure I’ve ever had, and it was an “emergency” root canal on the weekend! Dr. Zohn made it seem all so routine. He diagnosed the problem immediately, explained the situation thoroughly, and told me in detail how the procedure would be performed. His calming and friendly demeanor was extremely reassuring which put me completely at ease. The procedure itself was performed with absolutely no pain, and I mean none! I don’t know how he did it, but he even administered the numbing medication where I didn’t realize he had done so! Just unbelievable! His skills and abilities are truly expert. I live out of state with a home at the shore. I was in severe pain and didn’t know where to go, but saw online they were open on Saturdays. I called and the office attendant Heather was not only gracious and helpful, but so accommodating and said a doctor could be called in for the emergency that morning. I was scheduled immediately, and in an hour, I was there for the procedure. It was an answer to a prayer! This practice is excellent and highly recommended. Thank you. A Very satisfied patient, John Palmucci Point Pleasant Beach, NJ & The Hudson Valley, NY

- john P

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Patient Review By Concetta T

My son needed a root canal, Dr. Zohn and the entire staff were not only professional but also kind, caring, and helpful every step of the way. What an absolutely amazing practice. They made both of us feel comfortable and they took great care of my son. I would not go anywhere else. I highly recommend Dr. Zohn.

- Concetta T

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Patient Review By Richard T

What a pleasure it was to have Dr. Zohn and his staff take care of my root canal procedure. Painless and professional

- Richard T

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Patient Review By Adele S

I've been a patient of Advanced Endodontics for years and the practice never disappoints. I couldn't be more thankful for how quickly the office had me come in for an emergency root canal to relieve my pain. I've had many root canals at this office and never had any issues. With that said, my biggest & possibly only fear in life is dental work. When I arrived I was in terrible pain, very nervous and tense and Dr. Apolito had me calm and numbed in no time. He performed the quickest, easiest, pain free root canal I ever received. He's amazing and my new Root Canal Hero. Thank you.

- Adele S

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Patient Review By Jimmy C

I was so happy with how everyone treated me and how smooth the procedure went... I almost wish I needed another root canal! Well, maybe not another root canal... All kidding aside.... Everyone at the Ocean office went out of their way to make me comfortable and confident. They were terrific & actually turned bad day into a great one!! I am so sincerely appreciative.

- Jimmy C

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Patient Review By John G

Dr Zonn is the Mariano Rivera of Endodontics, what a great experience. Pleasent, efficient and very well done. Pain free, feel great exceptional experience and I can tell you I hate trips to the dentist. I rate this dental experience the best I have ever had, Thank you Dr Zonn and your wonderful assistant.

- John G

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Patient Review By Kathleen S

I was dreading the experience of my first root canal, since everyone told me it was so painful, but I left the office this morning amazed. I was so numbed that it was not a bad experience at all. I will recommend this office to everyone I know.

- Kathleen S

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Patient Review By Kimberly S

Such a great office! The girls at the desk are very efficient and so pleasant. Dr. Zohn's assistant is excellent. Dr. Zohn is the best in his profession. He took his time explaining everything. He fit me in as an emergency which I am sooo thankful for. Could not have had a more positive experience anywhere else. Thank you!!

- Kimberly S

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Patient Review By Beth M

Too early for phone call yet. Everyone was accommodating and explained the procedure along the wAy.

- Beth M

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Patient Review By Curtis S

My previous root canal experiences with other groups were very painful so I was definitely not looking forward to this appointment. What a surprise! From the assistant who took an x-ray and assisted the dentist during the root canal to the actual root canal to Dr Thai , there was not one time pain was inflicted. I was totally shocked by how actually pleasant this experience was. When I left the office, I thought to myself, okay, tonight and tomorrow will come the horrid pain. It is now Saturday afternoon and not once have I felt any pain or discomfort. I would recommend Dr Thai to anyone needing a root canal. I should have realized this since from the first time when I made the appointment by phone to my leaving, everyone was so professional yet so warm and friendly. So very happy that Dr Aiuto referred me here. Thank you all for you outstanding service!!

- Curtis S

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Patient Review By Kathryn O

From my first call to leaving my appointment it was an extremely pleasant and professional experience. Dr. Thai made it as painless as possible, listened and gave options with a very caring nature. All of the girls were extremely pleasant and helped make it a very positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Thai!! So glad I made that call! Thank you all

- Kathryn O

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Patient Review By Harriet B

Dr Apolito did an amazing job! I have been to other endodontic offices, but none compare to the quality of service I received at this office. He was very pleasant, extremely efficient, and took care of my problem quickly and painlessly. The staff was also very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend this office for all your endodontic needs.

- Harriet B

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Patient Review By Nagla

Dr.Zohn - he has great bedside manner and keeps up with latest treatment options. I have had 2 root canals performed by Dr. Zohn - a retreatment of a failed root canal performed by another endodontist, Each root canal has been painless during the procedure and the pain during recovery has been minimal. He is very thorough in his work and I couldn't be happier with the work I have had performed in his office. I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn to anyone who needs a root canal. Everyone was professional, friendly and made me feel very well cared for.

- Nagla

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Patient Review By Rene H

Dr. Apolito took care of my abscess and root canal in a quick, painless manner. He was very reassuring and confident that he would be able to take care of it in one visit. The recovery was quick with very little discomfort. The office staff was pleasant and accommodating. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. Apolito.

- Rene H

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Patient Review By Alison M

Had an appointment, but when tooth started bothering me they got me in that day. Everyone is extremely nice. Doctor was awesome. For someone with high anxiety, this went so well and was completely painless.

- Alison M

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Patient Review By Fred Nolte

Dr. Ostrometskaya and her assistant made my visit very comfortable. Kept me appraised on each step of the procedure as we went along. I experienced no pain whatsoever!! Her work is nothing but completely professional. Would have no problem recommending her for procedures. The reception staff is polite and very comforting. They are very nice and pleasant ladies. I thank you all very much!

- Fred Nolte

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Patient Review By Alicia C

Dr. Apolito's confidence in correcting my root canal issue put me immediately at ease, and thus I gladly moved forward with excitement of soon being pain free. Being treated by a knowledgeable Dr., as well as a professional staff, provided me with a wonderful experience. My great appreciation and thanks to Advanced Endodontics, I've never felt better and I highly recommend!!

- Alicia C

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Patient Review By Karen K

Dr. O was very professional and concerned about how I was during my procedure and told me what she was doing and how I might feel afterwards. The receptionist (at this moment) I cannot think of her name was very friendly and nice during check in and out.

- Karen K

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Patient Review By Jamie B

Dr Zohn, his dental assistant and entire office team were an absolute dream. I called the office this morning in an absolute panic as I was experiencing the worst pain of my life. Jessica was so helpful in getting me on the schedule. I am the WORST dental patient as I am extremely anxious. Dr Zohn was absolutely amazing. He was patient, gentle and so so compassionate. I am so grateful!!

- Jamie B

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Patient Review By Bob D

Dr Ostrometskaya and her team are excellent!!! I highly recommend this practice.

- Bob D

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Patient Review By Melanie H

From someone who is very afraid of dental procedures, I could not have had a better experience. Dr. Zohn was just amazing. I had a PAIN-FREE root canal. Dr. Zohn and his assistant Shirley were so kind and empathetic. The procedure was done in one hour and was easier than I ever expected. Dr. Zohn is a kind, empathetic man. He put my mind and anxiety at ease right away. If you need a root canal, Dr. Zohn is your guy!!

- Melanie H

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Patient Review By Elizabeth C

I am the biggest baby when it comes to any kind of dentistry, but I was in horrible shape and needed a root canal badly. I had let it go for so long due to COVID-19, by the time I got to Dr. Apolito, my tooth was in very bad shape and I was in an extreme amount of pain. That is not even to mention my nerves, which were through the roof. The woman at the reception desk was so kind and understanding. Dr. Apolito immediately made me feel very at ease with his friendly, caring way. He talked about his family and all the current events going on. He explained everything to me that he was doing and kept asking me if I was ok. I knew I was in good hands from the start. Then before you know it, the procedure was completed and I could leave. I'm sorry, but I hate the dentist; however, for any future problems I may have, I will not hesitate to come to Dr. Apolito at Advanced Endodontic Associates. Thank you Dr. Apolito, for taking such good care of me!!!

- Elizabeth C

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Patient Review By Breanna R

I was originally scheduled for a root canal on July 6. I started experiencing a lot of pain in the area and they allowed me to come in the same week when I called and asked to be seen earlier. I was beyond grateful, then Dr. Apolito completed the root canal in one sitting for me so I didn’t have to come back. I’m trying to get cleared to see an orthodontist so I appreciate not having to prolong this process. The doctor and assistant were very polite and efficient during the operation. Office is very clean as well !

- Breanna R

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Patient Review By Vlora G

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Dr. Apolito and the office staff to both schedule the appointment and have the root canal procedure performed. I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Apolito to family & friends for any required procedures.

- Vlora G

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Patient Review By Anthony F

I was referred to Advanced Endodontics by my dentist with a card stating which tooth that may need a root canal. I was introduced to a sagacious individual , Dr Zohn, who performed his own investigative work to get to the root of the problem, no pun intended. Due diligence by this master proved to be quite beneficial for me. I walked in with a tremendous amount of pain and walked out pain free with a smile. Dr Zohn verbally walked me through and explained the procedure as it went on. My experience was completely pain free and I very highly recommend Dr Zohn and Advanced Endodontics to all who might have any fears of a root canal , such as I did. Anthony Fischer

- Anthony F

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Patient Review By Tim C

First time patient, felt staff were very friendly and was very comfortable with Dr. Zohn. Explained the procedure as it was being performed which added to the calm.

- Tim C

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Patient Review By david p

Dr Apolito was awesome. Caring, friendly, and humorous. The time passed by quickly and painlessly. highly recommend him and the team.

- david p

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Patient Review By Karyn R

This was the best dental experience I ever had! Dr. Apolito and his assistants were so professional and extremely friendly. It was truly painless and enjoyable. I never thought I would say a dentist visit was enjoyable but it was. The ladies in the office were so friendly and very informative. They explained everything completely and they did follow up with a call to see how I was doing. I highly recommend! I wish they did complete dental care!!!!

- Karyn R

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Patient Review By Al D

Actually two visits with two different doctors but review is same for both....excellent. I was in a great deal of pain. The office was extremely understanding and helpful in getting me in for emergency appointments despite the Covid crisis. The online paperwork, entry process, and safety steps taken made me comfortable I would not leave with anything I didn't go in with. Communication was great before, during and after the procedures. Can sleep and eat again.

- Al D

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Patient Review By Beth J

I was so scared of having to have a root canal. The experience from the first phone call thru the procedure was "painless". Even during this trying time the professional nurses, receptionist and doctor were wonderful. The unknown of how the procedure would be was far worse than the procedure. Dr. Zohn was wonderful from the first shot thru. I would highly recommend this practice. All the reviews of top dentist in New Jersey are TRUE!

- Beth J

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