Root Canals and Endodonics in Cherry Hill, NJ
Root canal therapy is an offshoot of endodontics. A root canal is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. The treatment repairs and saves teeth that have been infected due to a deep cavity or crack. It involves removing the nerves of the tooth to clean the infected area very well. The nerve and tooth pulp are not important to a tooth’s health once they are completely removed. And if the treatment is not finished, a bacteria build up can spread to the remaining teeth, so it indeed must be performed. You do not want the infection to spread to the bone nearby. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental extractions.
Major signs that a root canal is necessary:
Severe tooth pain
Pain while chewing
Pain in your tooth waking you up out of sleep
Painful sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Darkening and discoloring of the tooth
Swollen and painful gums
If you experience any of the above symptoms, sensitivity to hot and cold, and any pain in the tooth and gum, you may need a root canal therapy to treat the tooth. You can visit Dr. Lee to have your condition diagnosed with a proper x-ray.
Root canal therapy may take more than one visit. If it does, a temporary filling will be placed on your tooth in order to protect the tooth between visits. Then later it will be removed, re-cleaned, and a permanent filling or crown will be placed over the tooth. It will be done in such a way that others will not recognize you had the treatment!
The great news about root canal therapy and endodontics is that it has a high success rate! The teeth undergoing the procedure can be saved from infection, and you can remain in good dental health!
Cost of Endodontic Treatment and Root Canals
Root canals and other treatments should be covered under your insurance. You can check with our office. We can also create a payment plan for you.
Endodontic Laser Treatment in Cherry Hill, NJ
Fotona’s SSP and SWEEPS® endodontic laser treatment successfully addresses a major disadvantage of classical chemo-mechanical treatment procedures: the inability to completely clean, debride and disinfect anatomically complex root canal systems.
Fast, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments with
Two Complementary Laser Technologies
The SSP (Super Short Pulse) irrigation (also known as Photon Induced Photo-acoustic Streaming) uses the Er:YAG laser to create non-thermal photoacoustic waves within the cleaning and debriding solutions introduced in the canal. Following this photoacoustic treatment, the canals and sub canals are left clean, and the dentinal tubules are free of a smear layer.
The latest SWEEPS® (Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photo-acoustic Streaming) Er:YAG laser modality additionally improves the irrigation and disinfecting efficacy of laser endodontics. By using synchronized pairs of ultra-short pulses, an accelerated collapse of laser-induced bubbles is achieved, leading to enhanced shockwave emission even inside the narrowest root canals.
Advantages of SSP and SWEEPS® Technologies
A major advantage of the SSP and SWEEPS® technologies lies in the easy positioning of the cavitation source (the laser emitting fiber-tip) in the pulp chamber, at a safe distance from the apical terminus. This position permits simultaneous irrigation in all of the endodontic geometry independently of the root canal anatomy and without the risk of apical extrusion. With SSP and SWEEPS® irrigation, the irrigant is delivered throughout the complete root canal system, including within the lateral canals and dentinal tubules.
The powerful combination of the revolutionary SSP and SWEEPS® technologies in Fotona dental lasers represents a unique and highly effective solution for modern endodontics.
Fotona’s SSP and SWEEPS® Endodontic Treatment can be best performed with the following multi-wavelength laser systems:
LightWalker® – a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry's highest performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment options, including the proprietary TwinLight®Endodontic and Periodontal Treatments. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT model features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomic comfort, and is the only dental laser system on the market that includes built-in scanner-ready technology.
SWEEPS: Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photoacoustic Streaming
If you are looking for a great dentist in Cherry Hill, New Jersey then look no further! Dr. Lee of Kingston Family Cosmetic Dental Center provides excellent services using the most advanced technology to give you the brightest smile!
Call us at (856) 795-9007 to learn more or book an appointment today!