Trinity Dental Care

How do I know if I need a root canal?

In order to determine if your tooth pain is associated with an infection in your tooth, we will need to evaluate your condition. The good news is that we offer root canal therapy right here in our Westwood, NJ dental office without the need for a referral to a specialist.

Our dentists are highly trained and have experience in many expanded procedures such as root canal therapy, dental implants, and tooth extractions. We believe that having your dentistry in your regular dental office is both convenient and comforting.

Diagnosing the Necessity of Root Canal Treatment

If you have pain, contact us right away. Often, prompt treatment can impact the outcome of your dental health. We will start by taking an x-ray and providing an exam. Our dentist will them determine, based on your information and symptoms, if root canal therapy can save your tooth.

You can count on us for comfortable treatment and we will make sure that your tooth is numb before we begin. Root canal therapy should feel no different than a common filling, despite its reputation.

Here are some of the common symptoms requiring root canal therapy:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Small pimple on gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pressure that worsens when chewing

For information about root canal treatment in Westwood, NJ, give us a call. We look forward to helping you regain your oral health.