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By Signature Smiles, LLC
April 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Are your teeth causing you pain?root canal

Your Toms River, NJ, dentist, Dr. Carmela LaFalce, can help, especially when it comes to getting a root canal. Most people are afraid of root canal treatments because of rumors of pain and agony, but that's a myth.

When would you need a root canal?

If your tooth develops an infection, the tooth pulp becomes inflamed (pulp is a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells). Sometimes the pain you feel can go away on its own, but a root canal may be necessary. To ensure there's no infection, visit your doctor every six months for periodic checkups and professional teeth cleaning.

What causes the infections?

There are several reasons why your tooth may have been infected. Here are a few reasons why:

Poor Oral Regimen: Cavities are formed when a person eats sugary foods and doesn't brush or floss. The result is the accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that breaks down the enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth and allows the bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.

Dental Trauma: Cracks and chips due to accidents can also help bacteria infiltrate the enamel and infect the pulp. Trauma to your teeth may be due to playing sports and sustaining an injury, or even a car accident.

Dental Procedure Damage: It's also possible to need a root canal because of dental procedures, such as getting a dental crown. The treatment may damage your dental pulp, which will lead to you needing a root canal from your Toms River dentist.

Root canal therapy is important to keep your teeth healthy. There's no need to be worried about pain. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your Toms River, NJ, dentist, Dr. LaFalce, at (732) 244-4114.



Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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