Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  

Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
March 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

If you live in Galloway, NJ, and you have been told you need a root canal, don’t worry. You probably questions and concerns about root root canalcanals – that’s only natural. But the important thing to remember is root canals are nothing to fear. On the contrary, root canal therapy is a safe, reliable, long-lasting, and virtually painless treatment option for your dental health.

If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Galloway, NJ, you should consider contacting Dr. Bhavin C. Patel at Seaview Dental Arts. Dr. Bhavin C. Patel, DDS can help ease your fears and answer your questions about root canals.

The first question many patients ask their dentist is, “What is a root canal, anyway?”

When you smile, what you see in the mirror is the enamel layer of your teeth. But what you probably won’t be able to see is whether any of those teeth have problems – because many of those problems manifest inside the tooth. That’s where your Galloway dentist comes into the picture.

Inside each tooth, under the enamel and another hard layer called the dentin is a soft tissue called the pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. The pulp is what actually helps grow the root of your tooth during its development.

When the pulp in one of your teeth becomes inflamed or infected, your dentist can numb the tooth, remove that bad pulp, disinfect the inside of the tooth, and replace the pulp with a substance similar to what is used for dental fillings. Your Galloway dentist can then re-cover that tooth with a prosthetic device designed to look and act like one of your real teeth. That prosthetic device is called a crown. And your dentist can do this so that you feel no pain.

So you can see; root canals are nothing to fear.

A fully developed tooth can survive without its pulp because that tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. While your Galloway, NJ dentist will explain the entire process in detail for you, generally, a root canal is a safe, painless, effective procedure that can be done in one or two visits. The result will be a repaired tooth that is strong, natural looking, and long-lasting.

If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Galloway, NJ, consider contacting Dr. Bhavin C. Patel at Seaview Dental Arts. For more information call (609)652-9020 or visit the website at


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529 S. New York Rd.,
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-9020

(609) 652-9020