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
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Everyone was very nice! And the procedure was a lot quicker than i thought and not painful and now I have a beautiful root canal!
Patient Review By Marilyn F
Dr. Zohn is a wonderful doctor. This is my second root canal and I never have any pain when I leave his office. I always tell anyone who needs root canal to see him. Thank you doctor.
- Marilyn F
Patient Review By Douglas F.
When my family dentist said that I would need a root canal, both he and my periodontist recommended one man--Ira Zohn. In the old days, the term 'root canal' was synonymous with torture. I can assure you that a root canal by Dr. Zohn is completely painless. Should the need arise, you can do no better than to place your dental health in the skillful and experienced hands of Dr. Zohn. Incidentally, he also did my dentist's root canal some years ago. Don't take chances--go to the dentist's endodontist!
- Douglas F.
Patient Review By Cheryl w
I would highly recommend this practice to anyone needing work. This has been my third visit to the ocean office, they make you feel very comfortable and welcomed.
- Cheryl w
Patient Review By Sophia F
The doctor was amazing no pain at all!!!!!!
- Sophia F
Patient Review By Vincent
Dr. Zohn is extremely professional and runs a best class and friendly office. I highly recommend him and his staff. The entire staff took the utmost care with an emergency procedure for my daughter and I would never go elsewhere. Thank you!!!
Patient Review By Elizabeth M.
I appreciate the kindly and professional expertise of Dr. Zohn. His work is top-notch, and he is wonderfully efficient while maintaining this high level of skill. A personable and gentle physician, he explains the dental procedure step by step as he works, helping you as the patient feel at ease. The assistants are attentive and helpful, as well, and i appreciate that one "stands guard" at your side during parts of the procedure that involve waiting. Thank you for your excellent help!
- Elizabeth M.
Patient Review By Lorraine z
No reason to be apprehensive at this office - dr Zohn was amazing. My root canal went smoothly with barely any discomfort. I only wish all my dental work could be done here. Definitely give this doctor, the office and his staff 5 stars!
- Lorraine z
Patient Review By Joan T
Very satisfied. Thank you for the professional, courteous service.
- Joan T
Patient Review By Heather S
I was extremely apprehensive about getting a root canal...I was pleasantly surprised. It was quick and painless! Thank you so much.
- Heather S
Patient Review By Carol P
My experience having a root canal was very good . I was treated well by the staff. The work on my tooth painless . The finished work was excellent. All was perfect.
- Carol P
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