Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy at Acorn Dental in Marlton, NJ, is an endodontic procedure used to treat various dental issues. This procedure is designed to save your natural tooth while relieving any pain or discomfort that may be present. It is performed by our highly trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Woodfork, who uses the latest technology to ensure the best results. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective treatment for restoring the health of your teeth. In fact, over 95% of all root canal treatments are successful.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the infected or decayed pulp from the inside of a tooth. The procedure saves a tooth from extraction and eliminates pain and discomfort. Root canals are often the best way to save an infected or decayed tooth from extraction. The procedure is safe and effective and can relieve tooth pain and discomfort long-term. The doctors may recommend a tooth extraction if the tooth is unsavable. Dr. Woodfork is a highly experienced dentist who takes great care in preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. 


When do We Recommend a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is recommended when the pulp of your tooth is infected or inflamed. The pulp is the soft tissue in the center of your tooth, containing the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. If this pulp becomes infected, it can cause a lot of pain. Other symptoms include:

  • Severe toothache or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Tenderness or swelling in the gums near the area of the tooth 
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • An abscess or pus formation at the root of the tooth
  • Pain when chewing or biting down
  • A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • A persistent bad breath

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, visiting Acorn Dental as soon as possible is essential. Dr. Woodfork can diagnose the issue and determine if root canal therapy is needed.


Root Canal Treatment

Dr. Woodfork will begin by taking a comprehensive dental history and performing a thorough tooth exam. The exam will include x-rays, which can reveal whether or not there is any underlying decay or infection in the tooth structure. If the x-rays show the tooth is salvageable, Dr. Woodfork will discuss treatment options with you. Depending on the severity of the tooth damage, she may recommend a root canal.

During the root canal procedure, Dr. Woodfork will use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding area. She will then use a small, specialized dental drill to remove any infected or inflamed tissue from your tooth. Once the area is cleaned and disinfected, Dr. Woodfork will fill the space with a rubber-like material and seal the tooth.

After the procedure, you may experience some soreness and swelling. These symptoms are normal and will subside over time. You may also need to take antibiotics to help prevent infection. Dr. Woodfork can provide more information about how to care for your tooth after the procedure.


Root Canal Therapy in Marlton, NJ

At Acorn Dental, Dr. Woodfork is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care. We take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions. We also use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best results thanks to owner Dr. Brady Sherly.

If you require root canal therapy in Marlton, NJ, look no further than Acorn Dental. Dr. Woodfork can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the Acorn Dental team

We look forward to seeing you and helping you bring out that smile!