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Toms River, New Jersey 08753

Do You Need a Root Canal?

​Have you had any of the following symptoms lately?

Severe toothache, especially when you chew or apply pressure to your teeth

  • Pain during and after eating or drinking something hot or cold
  • Dark discoloration of one or more teeth
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • A pimple on the gums
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If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, call Amara Dental located in Toms River right away. The above symptoms are all indicative of infected dental pulp, a condition that requires root canal therapy as soon as possible.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Let's start by explaining the term "root canal." Commonly, the term "root canal" is used to refer to the procedure of treating infected dental pulp, but it more accurately describes the actual structure of the teeth in which dental pulp resides.

Beneath the hard outer surfaces (enamel and dentin) of your teeth, there are blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, all within a soft tissue collectively referred to as pulp. In a healthy tooth, the pulp is a vital part of its growth and development, but once the tooth reaches adulthood, the nerve's only function is to provide sensation.
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If a tooth is afflicted with decay, the soft dental pulp within the tooth can become irritated, inflamed or infected. The roots of the teeth, which extend below the gums, contain narrow "canals" that, in the case of infected pulp, need to be cleaned out by a dentist - hence the name "root canal therapy."

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

If you have any of the symptoms described above, or have been told by your dentist that you need a root canal, call Amara Dental located in Toms River as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located near Ocean County, New Jersey as well as Beachwood, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Brick, Ocean Gate and Lakehurst. With root canal treatment from Amara Dental located in Toms River, you can relieve pain and save your natural tooth - as well as prevent further complications like infections and abscesses, or the need for extraction and dental implants.

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