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.
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.
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.
What 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.
Read Our Patient Testimonials
Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA
Patient Review By Kenneth B
Dr. Zohn was the most gracious,and highly skilled dental professional who I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I rate him a "zillion " stars, and would highly recommend him to anyone needing his root canal expertise. "Go Dr. Z".
- Kenneth B
Patient Review By Maryann M
for a dreaded procedure, root canal, the office and the doctor, made the experience painless except for the first Novocaine shot. The doctor explained that there would be a bit of pain at first so I knew what to expect. The doctor and the assistant were both patient and kind. I would highly recommend this office!
- Maryann M
Patient Review By Lindsey W
This review is for my young daughter, who unfortunately needed to have a root canal. The whole staff was great with her and with me. I hope we do not have to come back but if we do would definitely come here again.
- Lindsey W
Patient Review By Alan K
I didn’t really know what to expect, but this procedure performed by Dr. O was completed in a considerate, painless, efficient way. Dr. O was extremely nice, explained what she was going to do and update me during the procedure. She is very professional along with her assistants. I highly recommend this office and Dr. O.
- Alan K
Patient Review By Michelle D
Debbie was so sweet and always had a smile. They were all so nice. I was nervous since it wasn't my primary dentist but Dr. O is FANTASTIC! She was very thorough and made me feel so comfortable. She really took her time. I recomend this place hands down. I'm gonna miss them
- Michelle D
Patient Review By Stephanie Guglielmo
I never had a root canal and was quite worried. It was more of an emergency because I had extreme pain and swelling. I was referred by my dentist. Dr. Ostrometskaya was very comforting and asked how I was doing throughout the procedure. No one wants a root canal, but the process was as pleasant as it could be. There was never any pain.
- Stephanie Guglielmo
Patient Review By Kevin N
Very happy with the staff and very professional.
- Kevin N
Patient Review By John G
The treatment I received far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Zohn carefully explained the procedure he was going to perform and was very mindful of my comfort level. The office staff and the professional staff were equally attentive, courteous and caring. Post-procedure instructions were carefully explained and a follow-up call was made to ask about my condition. Dental appointments aren't fun but Dr. Zohn and his staff made mine as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
- John G
Patient Review By Kathleen M
My dentist had referred me to Advanced Endodontic Assoc., PA for a root canal. The office staff team members Barbara and Sueanne were empathetic, and had expedited the scheduling of my appointment. I was most fortunate to have been placed in Dr. Apolito’s schedule; he cared about my pain level when I arrived, was quite respectful, and responded to my concerns both during and after my visit. Due to some ongoing pain, I had to come back into the office and was taken ASAP. Dr. Apolito welcomed me back, gave me a lot of his time without any hesitation, and had addressed what seemed to be the source of the pain. After this visit I have been happy to report that I am pain free! Dr. Apolito is not only excellent at what he does, but he also has a wonderful "bedside manner". I had such an overall positive experience; I know you will too!
- Kathleen M
Patient Review By michelle Q
Everyone was great!!!
- michelle Q
Patient Review By Ladonna Y
I was taken care of Super Well after an Emergency visit- staff friendly and doctor was Awesome
- Ladonna Y
Patient Review By Louise panagoulako
Everyone was great
- Louise panagoulako
Patient Review By Wendy B
My dentist recommended this practice for a consult and possible root canal on one of my molars. They gave me an appointment about a month out and at the time, didn’t think that would be a problem. Then, about a week later including over a weekend, the pain got so bad that I was unable to chew or sleep through the night without taking a lot of OTC meds. I called on Monday morning and Heather was able to give me an appointment with Dr. Zohn that afternoon. I am a very anxious dental patient and was very nervous but looking forward to getting relief. I have to say that everyone was reassuring and patient with me. Dr. Zohn was wonderful. He spent a great deal of time with me trying to find the” right” tooth that was causing the trouble. I ended up, unfortunately, having to come back the next day to resolve my issue and have the root canal done. Never having a root canal before and hearing horror stories by some friends, I was really apprehensive. Dr. Zohn was great. It was a quick and PAINLESS procedure. I wouldn’t hesitate to return to or recommend Dr. Zohn and this practice to anyone in need of Endodontic services.
- Wendy B
Patient Review By Michael L
Able to accommodate me for an emergency root canal, the staff was pleasant and helpful. Dr. Apolito was excellent and worked smoothly and efficiently. I was in some of the worst pain I've ever had going in, now 24 hours later it's been reduced to minor discomfort and will improve as it heals. I cannot thank every there enough. I'll see you in a month! 🙂
- Michael L
Patient Review By Marie D
Dr. Zohn why is it very attentive, knowledgeable, efficient, and most of all pleasant. His assistant was a doll and very attentive. A+ overall!
- Marie D
Patient Review By William
Could not be happier. Greatest dentist l have ever met. Shirley,Doreen. Trisha was above and beyond wonderful. Jessica explained everything I needed to know. Would highly recommend.
Patient Review By Jeff L
I was in a lot of pain and needed a root canal as per my dentist. The group he referred me to couldn't see me for 2 weeks but said a cancellation should open an appointment sooner. I searched Yelp, saw the reviews for Advanced Endodontics and decided to call. The office staff was great, they squeezed me in 3 hours after my call as long as I was willing to wait. I arrived an hour before the scheduled time and was taken in about 10 minutes later. 10 minutes after that Dr. Apolito was in the room prepping me for the procedure. He was attentive to my pain level, once I was numbed there was none, throughout the procedure. The tooth was cracked and he warned me that it could break, fortunately it didn't. Today, the day after the procedure I feel great, no residual discomfort. Looking forward to a successful follow up visit to complete the procedure. Highly recommend!
- Jeff L
Patient Review By Karen C
Excellent office visit. No Pain No worries Fast and efficient thank you Dr and staff
- Karen C
Patient Review By John K
Doreen Debby Tricia Jessica were extremely pleasant, understanding, congenial, and professional on the phone and in the office. They should be praised for their wonderful demeanor. Assistant Sheryl was efficient and very pleasant during my visit. Dr Zohn exclaimed everything and did a marvelous job. Thank everyone for a pleasant experience.
- John K
Patient Review By Mary R
This was the second root canal that I needed at this office. I chose Dr. Thai because of her expertise, putting me at ease, and wonderful attitudes of everyone in the office. I had no pain during the procedure and there was great conversation, laughter, and fun, and yet very professional as well. I was very nervous but everyone made me feel very comfortable and I forgot about my nerves very quickly. If you need a root canal, this is the place to go. The Doctor and Staff are exceptional! Thank you to everyone in the office who made me feel at ease. And thank you again Dr. Thai.
- Mary R
Patient Review By Diane B
Best experience I've ever had in a dental office
- Diane B
Patient Review By P C
Most painless root canal I have ever gotten done.
- P C
Patient Review By Karen
Dr Zohn give the best dental experience
Patient Review By Tammy G
- Tammy G
Patient Review By Bill M
Dr zohn was amazing. His office staff from the front desk to the assistants were helpful and pleasant highly recommend
- Bill M
Patient Review By Jacqueline F
I was very apprehensive with my first root canal. Dr. Thai was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and professional. She and her staff made me feel comfortable.
- Jacqueline F
Patient Review By Vanesa F
Thank you to all the staff especially Lauren (Freehold, Middletown office) and Debbie (Middletown office). They were so very nice and very helpful. Also Dr. O who was amazing and made me feel calm throughout the entire procedure (both appts). Thank you.
- Vanesa F
Patient Review By Jenna N
Dr Z was amazing. I hate going to the dentist, always painful! I had a painfree root canal!
- Jenna N
Patient Review By Patricia T
- Patricia T
Patient Review By Rudy T
What a fantastic experience. Dr.Thai was wonderful and such a professional. Excellent work!!
- Rudy T
Patient Review By Laura L
Dr. Ostrometskaya and the staff are outstanding! I highly recommend them! This is the office you want to go to when you need any work done. Just outstanding in every way!
- Laura L
Patient Review By Laura
This staff was extremely helpful and kind. Pam the assistant was so wonderful and assuring. The doctor was kind, fast and efficient. Great practice.......above all it was PAINLESS!!!!!
Patient Review By Mitch E
Never thought I'd say this about a root canal but it was a pleasure
- Mitch E
Patient Review By Neill N
Everyone was great No complaints and painless
- Neill N
Patient Review By Chris W
Dr Zohn was excellent. It was a painless procedure and no problems after. I would highly recommend Dr Zhongshan!
- Chris W
Patient Review By Mindy S
First root canal. Explained the process & shown an informative video. Procedure quick & relatively painless
- Mindy S
Patient Review By Maria G
Dr. Zhon was amazing . He made this experience like no other. He was very calming and understanding. Such an awesome person and I highly recommend them
- Maria G
Patient Review By Chaya R
They worked so well and efficiently together.
- Chaya R
Patient Review By Paula S
Very pleasant experience
- Paula S
Patient Review By Brett P
Dr. Zohn is a fabulous endodontist who truly cares about his patients!
- Brett P
Patient Review By Doug S
Dr. O and her assistant were excellent and very courteous and efficient. The whole procedure took less than an hour and was painless. There was very little soreness. I will highly recommend.
- Doug S
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The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Dr Ostrometskaya is wonderful
Patient Review By Missy G
Very good experience
- Missy G
Patient Review By Mary F
A very pleasant experience,
- Mary F
Patient Review By Toni Ann A
Dr. O was great. My root canal went better then any filling I ever received. I Would definitely recommend.
- Toni Ann A
Patient Review By Melinda M
I came in to the office in pain after a general dentist started a root canal and did not finish. Dr. Apolito saw me quickly, he and his staff were comforting and super confident, they really put me at ease and fixed my tooth in just a few minutes! Thank you!
- Melinda M
Patient Review By Georgette K
My experience for my root canal was good especially since the staff and Dr. Apolito were very kind. And, it is an upbeat kind of office...seems like everyone likes working there and that feeling is present to the patient. I was referred by my dentist Dr. Jerry Falk.
- Georgette K
Patient Review By Charles S
Excellent experience Dr Berger was great
- Charles S
Patient Review By francine g
Debbie was extremely helpful in rescheduling my appointment for later the same day! Just amazing as Dr. Apolito's next appointment would have been 2 months out! Wonderful service, spotlessly clean office, state of the art equipment and technology. Dr. Apolito is top notch and his dental technicians are terrific and knowledgeable. Wonderful experience all the way around.
- francine g
Patient Review By Dominick P
Glad to be referred to Advanced Endodontics by Dr. Marco Bongarzone. Pretty much enough said. I'd refer anyone to Dr. Apolito and to this office.
- Dominick P
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