Mrudula Pingili, DDS
Dentist located in Hillsborough, NJ & North Brunswick, NJ
Dr. Mrudula Pingili is a leading provider of state-of-the-art root canal therapy for patients at Dental Cosmetic Concepts in Hillsborough, NJ, and North Brunswick Dental Concepts in North Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Pingili is skilled in advanced root canal techniques to help patients avoid tooth loss and enjoy better oral health.
Root Canal Q & A
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to treat decay and damage deep in the interior portion of the tooth - the canals or channels where the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues are located. Root canal therapy uses special techniques and tools to treat deep decay in the tooth central portion so tooth loss can be avoided.
How is a root canal performed?
Today’s root canal procedures use advanced approaches and special pain management techniques for optimal outcomes and little to no discomfort during the procedure. First, the tooth is numbed using a local anesthetic, then the tooth is drilled to enable the dentist to reach the deeper pulp portion of the tooth. Special instruments are used to carefully remove the damaged tissue, then the area is carefully cleaned, sealed and filled. Once the filling has hardened, the tooth is prepared for a crown, a snug-fitting covering that helps protect the tooth and hide any resulting discoloration. An impression is made of the tooth and sent to the lab where the crown will be made, then a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being made.
Is root canal the only endodontic procedure?
No, there are other endodontic procedures designed to treat the interior portion of the tooth and the root. Root canal is the most commonly performed endodontic procedure, treating deep decay so patients can retain their natural teeth and avoid extractions whenever possible.
Is root canal therapy better than having a tooth pulled?
Except when a tooth is very badly damaged or threatening the health of other teeth, it’s generally always better to preserve a natural tooth than to pull it. Natural teeth support a balanced bite, preventing uneven wear that can lead to decay. Plus, when a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side begin to lean and shift, causing their roots to become loose and eventually leading to additional tooth loss. Finally, preserving a natural tooth is almost always less costly than having a tooth pulled and replacing it with a bridge, denture or dental implant.
Please call if your insurance is not listed here. We accept a large amount of insurances, as well as discount groups such as Careington Care. As a courtesy to our new patients, we will contact your insurance company for you and receive the latest information on eligibility, coverage, maximum allowance, and your previous history to help you get the most out of your insurance as possible. To see if your insurance is in our network just give your insurance company to the receptionist when making an appointment.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Pingili and staff are really good at what they do and they work very fast as well. I am extremely satisfied with my visit and I strongly recommend her to anybody"
"Compared to other dentists, she offers more personal attention and spends enough time with each patient instead of hurrying through. I would highly recommend her!"
I have been going to this dentist for 8+ years and really love the care my family receives from the dental practice.
highly recommend this dental office! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Never a problem getting an appointment time and always prompt - never a wait!
Dr. Pingili is painless! I am always greeted with a smile and the whole staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Pingili has never hurt me once and I actually like going to t
Great experience. Good staff and a good doc. Answered all my questions very patiently. Everything was on time as scheduled.
Dr Mrudula Pingili is efficient,Knowledgeable and very Professional. The office and equipment look very modern and well kept.