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
August 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

What your dentists in Galloway want you to knowroot canal

Are you wondering if you may need a root canal? Do you have throbbing dental pain that just doesn’t go away? The truth is only your dentist will know for sure if you need a root canal, but there are some definite signs and symptoms you can look for. Your dentists at Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway, NJ want to share the facts about root canal treatment.

You may need a root canal if you have:

  • Sharp dental pain from hot and cold drinks or foods
  • Chronic throbbing dental pain that doesn't resolve
  • Dental pain that radiates into other areas of your face or jaws
  • Swelling, puffiness or redness around the root of a tooth
  • Drainage from around the root of a tooth

There are many reasons why you may have damaged your tooth and you now need a root canal. Teeth can be traumatized from a sports injury or car accident involving your face or jaws.

A tooth may also need a root canal if dental decay has gone untreated and has progressed into the innermost layer of tooth tissue, an area called the pulp.

You can also cause chronic trauma to your teeth if you grind or clench at night. Repeated grinding can bruise and damage the pulp of your teeth, causing inflammation. This inflammation may lead to you needing a root canal.

The first step is to visit your dentists in Galloway. They use only the latest state-of-the-art technology including digital x-rays, thermal testing, and vitality testing to determine if your tooth may need a root canal.

If you do need a root canal, they will create an opening in your tooth, remove the diseased or dying tissue, and refill your tooth with a sedative material. This material reduces inflammation, allowing your tooth to “calm down” and your pain to resolve. After your tooth pain is gone, they will refill your tooth with inert material and seal it with a small silver filling. That’s it!

If you think you may need a root canal, don’t suffer. Call your dentists at Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway, NJ. Get some relief from your dental pain by calling today!


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

(609) 652-9020