Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  
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529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
August 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

root canal smileFind out when root canals are a major benefit to your oral health and why they are nothing to fear.

 

Unfortunately, root canal treatment has gotten kind of a negative reputation over the years, but it’s terribly unfair. Sure, we understand that having to get any dental procedure done isn’t the highlight of the day but we can all agree that maintaining your natural smile for the rest of your life is the most important thing. Our Galloway, NJ, dentists Dr. Bhavin Patel and Dr. Daniel Ciechanowski want to provide you with the dental care you need to ensure that your smile is always beautiful. In some cases, the best way to maintain your smile is by getting a root canal.

Now, before you start to worry yourself over these two little words “root canal” it’s important to understand that there are a lot of myths and inaccuracies out there regarding this procedure. First of all, a root canal is really no more invasive than getting a dental filling, and most people will have to get a dental filling at some point during their lifetime.

Secondly, most people who require a root canal are often dealing with terrible dental pain. The toothache is often severe and gets worse when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth. The only way to get rid of that toothache is to treat the problem with root canal therapy. Luckily, you’ll be happy to hear that most people experience immediate relief after treatment.

So, what exactly is the problem? Well, the inside of your tooth contains a soft tissue structure known as the dental pulp. It’s the only part of the tooth that is made up of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. This is why when bacteria enters the tooth and affects the pulp it causes pain. The only way to get rid of that pain is for one of our Galloway, NJ, family dentists to go inside the tooth to remove the dental pulp.

Once the pulp is removed and the bacteria has been rinsed out from the tooth we will need to seal the tooth roots to make sure that bacteria doesn’t get back inside. From there, we will also need to apply a material inside the tooth to restrengthen it. Of course, in most cases, after getting a root canal we still need to place a dental crown over the tooth to protect it and restore full function. After this, your tooth is now preserved and protected the way it should be.

Do you have questions about getting a root canal in Galloway, NJ? Do you need to talk to our dentists about whether you might benefit from restorative dentistry? If so, call Seaview Dental Arts today to schedule a consultation.

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