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Nova Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Newark, NJ & East Orange, NJ

When issues arise that affect the interior structure of your teeth, endodontics care is the right approach. The team of cosmetic and family dentists at Nova Dental brings extensive experience in endodontic treatments, assisting families from in and around Newark and East Orange, New Jersey, find lasting relief. Book a visit today using the easy online scheduling tool, or call to check appointment availability.

Endodontics Q&A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is an area of dental practice focused on addressing needs that arise in the interior portion of your teeth. To understand these treatments, it helps to think about the structure of your teeth.

The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel. The next layer of hard tissue is called dentin, and is naturally yellow. Beneath your dentin is a hollow chamber filled with a soft tissue called pulp. Your pulp contains a mix of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues.

When the following factors damage your dental pulp, endodontic treatment is the right approach:

Traumatic injury Advanced tooth decay Abscess Cracked or fractured tooth

The dentists at NovaDental have extensive training and experience in endodontic diagnostics and treatment. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you rely on the team for endodontic care.

What are some examples of endodontic treatments?

A number of different treatments fall under the category of endodontic care. Some examples of endodontic treatments include:

  • Root canal
  • Retreating previous root canal
  • Dental implants
  • Surgical tooth extraction
  • Apicoectomy

Any dental treatment that involves the interior portion of one or more teeth is considered an endodontic procedure.

What are some signs I might need endodontics care?

Understanding the signs of an infected tooth or other endodontic condition can help you decide when to take action. Some of the indications that you may need endodontic care include:

  • Dental pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperature, even after the source is removed
  • Darkened or swollen gums
  • Pain in your jaw P
  • imple-like sore on your gums

If you notice these changes, or simply feel that something is not right with your teeth or gum tissue, schedule a diagnostic exam right away.

You can’t always prevent dental issues that result from sports or traumatic injuries. However, coming in for routine dental exams can prevent decay from advancing to the point it threatens the interior areas of your teeth.

If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam, or if you notice the symptoms outlined above, call NovaDental to find a time that fits your schedule. You can also try online booking, which only requires just a few clicks.