Pain-free Root Canals from Butler and Clifton Dentists
Why shouldn’t you be scared of a root canal?
The words “Root Canal” make most people cringe, and it is often associated with extreme pain. Even the President, in a recent State of the Union Address, compared the bank bailout to a root canal. The truth is most people have an outdated misconception of root canal procedures. Painful root canals are a persistent myth; but truthfully, when done by an experienced specialist at Butler and Clifton Family Dental, the treatment relieves pain rather than causing it.
Most patients see their Butler or Clifton dentist or endodontist when they have a severe toothache, often caused by damaged tissues in the tooth. Root canal treatment removes this damaged tissue, thereby relieving the pain you feel. Root canal procedures should not be feared; they may sound daunting, but an endodontist can do this procedure quickly, efficiently, often only in one visit and with virtually no pain involved. A tooth that has had appropriate endodontic treatment followed by a proper final restoration can last a lifetime.
Dentists who specialize in root canals are called endodontists. They are dentists with at least two additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment. Endodontists can perform root canal treatments with great speed and a gentle touch, sparing patients the excruciating pain the procedure is reputed to bringing. The result is a restored natural tooth that can last a lifetime. At our Butler and Clifton dentist offices, the practice has an endodontist on staff to serve the needs of the patients.
Most root canal treatments can be entirely comfortable. With the latest technologies and anesthetics, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. In fact, a recent survey showed that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as “painless” than patients who have not had root canal treatment. Our Butler and Clifton dentists will ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible.
Dr. Steven Wong treats cases involving root canals every day. His special training, gentle nature and experience in treating difficult cases, such as teeth with narrow or blocked canals or unusual anatomy, will turn your fear of pain to relief. In addition, Dr. Steven Wong uses advanced technology, such as operating microscopes, ultrasonics and digital imaging to perform root canal treatments that ensure the best results for you.
For your preventative, surgical and cosmetic dentist needs in Clifton and Butler, consult Butler and Clifton Family Dental. In addition to changing perceptions about root canals, we take a holistic approach to dentistry; we will do a comprehensive review of your health, understanding that oral health affects more than just your teeth and gums.
Butler and Clifton Family Dental
Butler, NJ 07405
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.