Dentists can easily treat most cavities with a filling, provided the tooth decay hasn’t progressed too far. If the inner pulp of the tooth is diseased or damaged, a root canal is necessary. You can see a 3D animation of what happens during a root canal when you watch this featured video.
First, the dentist will drill a hole through the enamel to access the inner part of the tooth. The dentist then removes the diseased pulp, and replaces it with a filler material to strengthen the tooth. A temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. You’ll return to the dentist’s office later to receive your permanent crown.
At Glenwood Premier Dental in Hazlet, root canals are one of our specialty services. Call (732) 264-4477 to schedule a consult with a dentist.