Root Canal Specialist

Plainsboro Dental Services

Priti Dagli, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Plainsboro, NJ

Men and women who learn they need a root canal often become anxious over the procedure in anticipation. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit Priti Dagli, DDS, at Plainsboro Dental Services. Located in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Dr. Dagli at Plainsboro Dental Services performs root canals on a routine basis. If you're nervous about having a root canal, book an appointment over the phone or online. Plainsboro Dental Services is ready to soothe your worries.

Root Canal Q&A

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is meant to relieve pain and save your tooth. If your tooth becomes critically infected from the inside, Dr. Dagli at Plainsboro Dental Services takes out the bacteria and any dead or dying tissue. This way, they can save your tooth and help ease your pain.

What causes the root of a tooth to become infected?

From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. The infected tissue may enter the root or pulp of the tooth if you put off going to the dentist. Be sure to inquire about treatment, because if the infection gets any further, this can induce a host of other problems.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
  • Intense tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A bump on your gum like a small pimple

What is the procedure for a root canal?

Most often, Dr. Dagli at Plainsboro Dental Services completes the treatment in one or two appointments. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.

At your appointment, Dr. Dagli at Plainsboro Dental Services utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. Every now and then, she sets a dental dam, or a little piece of rubber, on your tooth to preserve its cleanliness and protect it from bacteria during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, Dr. Dagli creates a tiny opening in your tooth to reach the infection inside the root.

After this, Dr. Dagli removes the infected and damaged pulp using small files, then washes away any debris from the area with water. After all diseased matter is gone, she either seals the tooth or inserts a non-permanent filling to shield the tooth until you return for a permanent crown.

Book a consultation online or call Plainsboro Dental Services if you show even a minor symptom or sign of tooth infection. It could be more serious than you think.