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.

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We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment. By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.

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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

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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Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 611 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews.

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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Patient Review By Sarah S

I am so grateful to Dr. Apolito for the procedure. It was super smooth and painless. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was overall a fantastic experience. Would definitely Dr A!! Thank you!!

- Sarah S

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Patient Review By Jay M

As a local dentist I’ve been referring to this group for years. My patients were always happy and I’ve always been happy with the clinical results. One day I found myself in need of a root canal for a painful tooth. Dr Apolito got me in right away and took great care of me. His skills & expertise are exceptional. I was totally as ease as the root canal was done and have been pain free ever since.

- Jay M

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Patient Review By Susan F

Thank you Dr Zohn for a pleasant and comforting experience!! My son was very apprehensive to get a root canal after a traumatic injury. You and your staff couldn’t have been more kind, calming and caring, and we thank you!!

- Susan F

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Patient Review By camillo D

A very satisfying experience. Dr. Zohn made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. His assistant was very capable. The office was very agreeable in that they scheduled an appointment the same day I called.

- camillo D

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Patient Review By Matt G

I am so thankful you all took the time to see me today. Everyone was so nice.so pleasant. Debbie was a dream and Dr Thai and her assistant were Aces! I thank you so much for your amazing handiwork and calming presence. Take care and stay well.

- Matt G

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Patient Review By Leonard Z

My Root Canal went smoothly and without any pain. Dr. Zohn was on point. Would definitely recommend him.

- Leonard Z

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Patient Review By Robert V

Dr Thai is excellent highly recommend her and her staff

- Robert V

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Patient Review By John G

Second time for the same procedure and very happy with Dr. And staff.

- John G

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Patient Review By Joanne M

Very easy pain free procedure. Staff was friendly and professional.

- Joanne M

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Patient Review By Bill M

I highly recommend Dr. Zohn for any required dental work. He was patient, explained the procedure in full and made me feel comfortable throughout. Also, Debbie & Jess were the best!

- Bill M

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Patient Review By Kaitlyn G

Super reasonable and caring! Best ever!

- Kaitlyn G

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Patient Review By Carol R

I was so impressed with the entire staff. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but I HIGHLY recommend Advanced Endodontics. I was in and out in no time-all fixed.

- Carol R

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Patient Review By Rosemary C

I found Dr. Thai to be a unique blend of a consummate professional with the utmost calming and patient demeanor. Dr Thai made me feel comfortable, kept me informed throughout complicated procedures, and was lightening fast in moving between instruments and tools. I could not have asked for a more kind and more professional doctor; and I would highly recommend Dr. Thai to any and all!

- Rosemary C

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Patient Review By Leah M

Had couple root canals done elsewhere this was by far far the most painless quick and comfortable experience ever !! Thank you Dr Zohn!!

- Leah M

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Patient Review By Dan K

Excellent overall experience

- Dan K

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Patient Review By Lou M

Fantastic office, efficient and courteous. Excellent dental care from highly skilled doctor.

- Lou M

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Patient Review By Loretta peticca P

Was very happy with the services received.

- Loretta peticca P

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Patient Review By Dov R

Excellent experience. Dr Zohn was as professional as they come!

- Dov R

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Patient Review By James M

Dr. Zohn is extremely knowledgeable, very caring, and listens to your concerns. I have had two successful procedures with him. His staff also is outstanding . He truly is an excellent endodontist.

- James M

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Patient Review By Brian S

A very attentive and efficient staff made for a pleasant procedure

- Brian S

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Patient Review By Liz R

Great experience from the overall doctors office. They are very welcoming when our arrive, attentive during your visit and Dr. Zohn is very professional. The root canal procedure was was seamless during both visits!

- Liz R

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Patient Review By Sheldon G

Thank you!!!!

- Sheldon G

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Patient Review By Esti perlstein

Keep up you're great work

- Esti perlstein

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Patient Review By J H

Five stars

- J H

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Patient Review By Bridget S

Great experience and very communicative

- Bridget S

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