Mrudula Pingili, DDS
Dentist located in Hillsborough, NJ & North Brunswick, NJ
An infected tooth can lead to serious damage, but a timely root canal can preserve your tooth and stop the spread of infection. Fortunately, the team at Mrudula Pingili, DDS, offers single visit root canals, which allows them to remove decay from a damaged tooth and cover it with a permanent crown all in the same appointment. If you’re suffering from tooth pain and think you may need a root canal, call the office in Hillsborough or North Brunswick Dental Concepts in North Brunswick, New Jersey, to schedule an evaluation. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online.
Single Visit Root Canals Q & A
What is a single visit root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that preserves an infected tooth. If your dentist determines you need a root canal, they will remove the infected tissue, called pulp, from the inside of your tooth. Then, they clean and disinfect the canal and seal it to prevent further infection. Typically, they recommend covering a root canal with a crown.
A single visit root canal, like those offered at Mrudula Pingili, DDS, is a procedure in which your dentist completes both your root canal and permanent crown in the same appointment.
When is a root canal necessary?
You may have heard bad things about root canals, but there’s no reason to be nervous about getting one. A root canal may save your diseased tooth from extraction and prevent the infection from causing more serious, potentially life-threatening conditions.
If left untreated, an infected tooth may lead to a dental abscess and cause the following problems:
- Inflammation of your head, neck, and face
- Deterioration of your jawbone
- Bacteria drainage into your gums and cheeks
Getting a root canal in a timely fashion can help save you time and money, and help you avoid unnecessary pain.
When would I need a root canal?
Severe tooth pain is the most common indicator that you may need a root canal. Other signs and symptoms that you may have an infected tooth that requires a root canal include:
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental abscesses
- Previous tooth injury
- Fractured tooth
If you suspect that you need a root canal, call Mrudula Pingili, DDS, to schedule an appointment right away.
What should I expect from a root canal procedure?
First, your dentist performs a comprehensive exam. They may take X-rays to look for signs of severe decay or infection in your tooth.
If they determine you need a root canal, they begin by numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic, and they may offer you other options for sedation to increase your comfort.
Your provider drills a hole into the diseased tooth, removes the decayed tissue, and disinfects the empty chamber. They fill the canal with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, then seal it off to prevent further infection.
During the procedure, your provider discusses options for covering the treated tooth with a crown to protect it from fracturing. The team at Mrudula Pingili, DDS, utilizes state-of-the-art CEREC technology that allows them to produce a permanent crown and complete your root canal in one convenient appointment.
To learn more about the convenience of a single visit root canal, call Mrudula Pingili, DDS, or book an appointment online today.