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.

Have Questions About Non-Surgical Root Canal? Call or Make an Appointment Today!

Call Us Today!

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.

Don’t Live With Tooth Pain! Call Us for Relief Today

Call Us Today!

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 Ocean Township Office Phone Number 732-531-9200.

Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 668 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review By Thomas S

The staff was friendly,caring Dr.O was great .tried her best to make it as painless as possible.it was an emergency root canal,they got me in asap.made me feel comfortable as possible would recommend this office to anyone who needs root canal

- Thomas S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Virginia B

The front staff were friendly and informative, Christa explained everything, She was .absolutely wonderful, I was nervous and Crista calmed me down. She said I would seen by Dr.Pellicano and he appeared. I called him a Gentle Giant. He explained the procedure. I had little discomfort. This was am office you could Brag about. I received excellent care. Virginia B

- Virginia B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Nancy T

I was in need of a root canal. I was scared and nervous!!! Both Dr. Pellicano and and the dental assistant, I forget her name, we’re FABULOUS!! Dr. Pellicano fully explained everything that he was going to do prior to beginning the procedure in addition to how long it would roughly take. The Dental Assistant was considerate and kept asking during the procedure if I was ok. When the procedure was complete, Dr. Pellicano showed me on the X-rays exactly what he did, what the after care would be and how to proceed with my general Dentist to finalize treatment. Upon checking out, the receptionist was also very helpful as far as asking for insurance information and explaining the process. I am more than happy with the Advanced Endodontic group!!!! Thank you to the entire staff for making this scary situation easier for me. I will be sure to keep you on “speed dial” and refer this group to friends and family!!!!!

- Nancy T

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Maria M

I called on a Friday morning in a lot of pain and was told to come right in - no waiting at all! Everyone was super nice and explained everything to me, from billing to the procedure to post treatment instructions. I experienced zero pain at all during the procedure. Highly recommend Dr. Apolito and this practice!

- Maria M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Ellen O

The front desk girls Jessica and Christine were amazing at the front desk. They got me right into the schedule with Dr. Apolito. This was my first root canal so I was a bit nervous , however Kelly and Sherly eased my anxiety!!! Dr. Apolito was able to do the root canal all in one visit with no problem!!! He was very professional and personable. I highly recommend AEA.

- Ellen O

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By COLLEEN P

From the moment I called. I was greeted with care and concern for what my medical need was. Doreen was extremely helpful, and answered all my questions and scheduled an appointment immediately that day with Dr. IRA Zohn. Pam conducted the x-rays with ease. From the moment Dr Zohn came in to the room, he assured me everything would be pain free and I would be okay. God Bless You Dr Zohn. You are the BEST!!! Endodontist I have ever received treatment from. Your kind words and thorough explanation step by step gave me comfort in handling the surgery. I Highly recommend Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA. Ocean NJ. More physicians should provide such exemplary professional treatment. Thank you Dr Zohn Sincerely, Colleen P.

- COLLEEN P

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Brenda

Great experience from the moment I walked in the office until I left. Very pleasant office staff, no wait, Dr. Apolito made a root canal experience better then anyone could expect. A true professional at his craft..

- Brenda

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Kathleen A

Christine at the front desk is very helpful and everyone in the office is friendly, efficient and professional. Dr. Apolito did a great job.

- Kathleen A

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Judy V

The doctor and staff made me feel so comfortable. Everyone was so nice and respectful.

- Judy V

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Tom Brennan

I was really in a ton of pain and Dr. Apolitical did an amazing job. I felt almost 100% better a 5 hours after the root canal.

- Tom Brennan

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Jacquelyn C

I am grateful for how Dr. Pellicano and Dr. Ostrometskaya were very attentive, worked with urgency, and how they both really listened to my concerns and didn’t give up on the issue I was having. Everyone was so kind and patient. The staff including Chelsea, Leanna, Lauren, Debbie and Sue, were so welcoming and comforting with each visit. Im grateful for all of the care I received. Thank you!!

- Jacquelyn C

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Vincent P

I was treated well.

- Vincent P

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Maryanne K

Dr. Pellicano was terrific. He is a gentle, caring professional, who took the time to explain the procedure. I would recommend him highly. The reception people were very kind as well. My only issue is that when I checked out, I was informed that I had a balance from a prior procedure of $175. This was an unsuccessful root canal. I am not blaming anyone for that, but given the circumstances, I believe that it would have been an issue of good will to have forgiven that balance.

- Maryanne K

4 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Lorraine B

I highly recommend Dr O! She was wonderful! She explained everything thoroughly! The procedure was done beautifully! Everyone was incredibly kind and sweet! They took me as an emergency patient and I had truly had an excellent experience!!

- Lorraine B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Ketav S

I had lot of pain in my tooth.I took an emergency appointment for Dr. Apolito and saw him.He took a X-ray and did couple of checks on my tooth and told me that my tooth is still not that bad that I have to go for root canal. And he was sooooo right. My pain was due to the big cavity filling done the previous week. Doctor told me that I should give at least 3 weeks to become pain free. I want to thank doctor Apolito - because of his advice I did not get the root canal done and able to save my original tooth. I really appreciate him.In future if I ever have to go for root canal I will get that done with Dr. Apolito.

- Ketav S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By michael k

Dr Zohn and Shirley were excellent. Considering I was there for a root canal, it couldn't have gone better. I would recommend Dr Zohn to everyone. His engaging personality and his unique ability to make a patient feel comfort in a time of stress is unmatched. I have been going to dentists for 60 yrs and this was by far, my best experience,

- michael k

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Phyllis McCartin M

My procedure was an emergency arranged by my dentist. Everyone was especially pleasant and supportive. Although there was some difficulty getting me anesthetized the procedure went well. The follow up went much more smoothly and was much less painful. The restoration was completed and I feel great.

- Phyllis McCartin M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Debra Q

I was scheduled an appointment the same day I called due to pain. My dentist referred me to this office. They were very pleasant and wanted to make me comfortable as I went through it unpleasant procedure. Although I am in pain a day later it is to be expected. They took x-rays before during and after the root canal to make sure everything was done perfectly.

- Debra Q

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Susan B

Everyone was friendly and patient. The office is very clean. I was told what they were going to do before it was done. I like to be informed of the procedure. Hopefully I do not need another root canal but if I do, I would certainly go back to them.

- Susan B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By daniel l

Excellent experience

- daniel l

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Zulmira

Great team

- Zulmira

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Jennifer M

My experience with the office and Dr. Pellicano was first-rate. The communication with the office was excellent. They got me in quickly for a consult and I got all of my questions answered. When I went in for the procedure I felt well cared for. There was a question about what work should be done and Dr. Pellicano was patient with me and allowed me to make a choice. Lastly, the tech at the office is great!

- Jennifer M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Morgan V

Very satisfied with my experience with Dr Pellicano and the staff at Advanced Endodontic Associates. Doctor was kind, thorough and gentle, and the staff helped me feel very comfortable. Highly recommend!

- Morgan V

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Sharon n

I give Advanced Endodontist 5 stars , Dr Pallicano was great very calm and my root canal was painless. I will recommend Advanced Endo to all my friends and family.

- Sharon n

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Tom M

I felt it was necessary to post a review after my experience yesterday. My primary dentist had arranged for me to have an emergency visit to the Freehold office due to my constant pain that I was experiencing. The office staff at the desk were pleasant and accommodating. Thereafter I was fortunate to meet Dr. O. and her assistant Lauren. Following x-rays to include the 3d xray machine, together the two of them performed an emergency root canal. It was a tough procedure for me because it is difficult for me to breathe from my nose due to allergies. Several times throughout the procedure I needed to stop because of my breathing condition. In fact at one point I thought I was having an anxiety attack. Not once was Dr. O. or Lauren impatient with me knowing that my needing to stop the procedure several times only prolonged them from finishing. Instead they demonstrated comfort the entire time, repeatedly telling me that I was doing well and occasionally rubbing my arm to convince me. I must say that Lauren's bedside manner is beyond belief. She is truly an asset to your practice. The same for Dr. O. She was awesome! To think that I have never met either of them prior and for me to be treated in such a fashion was such a great feeling in a time of need. I thank both of them for their work and treating me the way they did. Amazing! Tom Manzo

- Tom M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Zvi E

Ellen and Sue were very accommodating and courteous, despite the busy schedule. Dr. Yelena did a great job on the root canal while keeping it stress free. The hygienist was very patient and calming. Overall a great experience

- Zvi E

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By jeffrey s

I have hated the dentist since i was a child....57 now and still feel the same way. I recently had my second root canal at this practice. All I can say is wow. Clean, professional, caring and painless. If you are putting off a visit out of fear come to this practice they are great and you won't regret it.

- jeffrey s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Paul S

Dr. Pellicano was very attentive and very informative during my root canal treatment. He walked me thru the whole process, scans root canal and filling my tooth with a temporary filling. His staff was outstanding before during and after the procedure. I highly recommend Dr Pellicano for a root canal procedure. Thank you again.

- Paul S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Ellen G

I was very nervous coming into the office for my procedure. I had only had one other root canal, and it was a complete disaster (done by another doctor). The staff was very warm and friendly and explained everything prior to it happening. Dr. Apolito walked into the room and immediately put me at ease. It was clear he had done a few of these, and told me exactly what to expect and what I would feel. He was on point! Once the Novocain took effect, I felt nothing! As much of a mess as the first root canal was, that was as good as this one was. I was slightly sore for a few hours, and then it was like it had never been done. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Apolito and his staff to anyone and everyone!

- Ellen G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Laura C

Wonderful experience! I was a nervous wreck for my first root canal! Dr Ostrometskaya was amazing! From the front desk, to the office manager (my friend Doreen!), to the Dr and her assistant Chelsea, every one was beyond nice and very reassuring that it would be quick and painless! I was so surprised at how quickly it was done (about 15 minutes)! I would highly recommend anyone needing an Endodontist to go here!

- Laura C

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Brooke K

Due to a situation at my regular dentist during a root canal, a piece of the "pin" for lack of terminology, was stuck in my root. Also, this was the third time he was trying to do the root canal and clearly he was not the man for the job. My dentist called for me being it was an emergency and right away I was in. I drove to the Ocean office and the office staff kindly greeted me and helped with my insurance information. It was not long that I was seen even though I did not have an appointment and was being seen as an emergency case. The lovely dental assistant (please forgive me I do not remember her name, I was a little stressed out) took the time to listen to me and was even able to reassure me I was now in good hands. She used a special scanner to see what was going on with this tooth and knew right away what had happened. Dr. Ostrometskaya then came in and realized I was upset and nervous and took the time to reassure me that this is what they do. Root canals. And darn were they good. They got right to business. The numbing worked (at my dental office he had tried this procedure theee times and each time he was unable to numb me all the way and yikes did that hurt beyond belief). But not here. I was probably numbed and material was used to specifically home in on the one tooth. The Dr. set to work and she emulated poise, confidence, and knowledge of what needed to be done. And she did it. And I was not in pain! The office even provided a print out for after care and a follow up appointment must occur due to the nature of the tooth and they even accommodated me as my insurance is running out this month. What a team. What a fantastic experience. So professional and yet compassionate. I am so happy my dentist called and I was able to experience the first time since this disaster of a procedure started a feeling that all will be well with this tooth. Thank you to Dr. Ostrometskaya team. I so appreciate it!!!!

- Brooke K

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Cheryl C

I have to say I was extremely impressed with Dr. Antonett Thai & her assistant Lauren! Lauren & I enjoyed some laughs together before Dr. Thai came in which really put me at ease. I went to the office for a scan & ended up having a root canal that very same day. It was so smooth & Dr. Thai was so caring, considerate, & gentle. The 2 of them worked together so efficiently & proficiently I was very impressed! And it was totally painless! Even the next day I didn't need Tylenol! I can't recommend Dr. Thai highly enough & if I ever need any other work done I'll definitely go back to her!

- Cheryl C

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Paul B

Great experience for a root canal.

- Paul B

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review By Lisa S

no need for post op call

- Lisa S

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on

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

5 out of 5 stars on


Powered by PBHS