“The Importance Of Root Canal Therapy
Starting with a baby’s first set of teeth and extending through the years over the course of a lifetime, it’s important to do all you can to protect and preserve the health of your smile. However, despite the fact that dental enamel is the hardest substance in the body, your teeth are still vulnerable to dental disease and trauma. At the office of Apex Endodontics – Old Tappan, we specialize in addressing damage to the inner vital tissues of the teeth to help patients maintain a natural smile.
With a demonstrated success rate of well over 90%, root canal procedures remain the most effective way of saving and retaining a tooth that has been severely compromised by dental decay or injury. And, because having a healthy natural dentition supports your oral health and overall well-being, root canal therapy, as opposed to having the involved tooth extracted is a widely recommended option in care. In fact, in just the United States alone, root canal procedures are performed almost 41,000 times daily and close to 15 million times per year.
As skilled providers of care, our office will recommend a root canal procedure when the vital tissues within the core of your tooth, become irreversibly damaged or infected in response to an injury, deep dental decay or an advanced case of periodontal disease. While these inner tissues, which are known collectively as the dental pulp, are required for a tooth to develop, mature and erupt into place, once your tooth has emerged and the root fully develops, the dental pulp is not essential for a tooth to remain functional.
You can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands at our office. Endodontists complete several years of advanced training beyond dental school and are well equipped with the latest advances in care to provide everything from routine non-surgical root canal procedures and addressing teeth with complex and challenging dental anatomy to performing endodontic retreatment, surgical endodontic procedures, and dealing with teeth that have sustained trauma or have been knocked out.
At the office of Apex Endodontics – Old Tappan, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.”