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Root Canal

Do you have a tooth that is aching, sensitive, or cracked? Root canal treatment may be necessary to save your tooth.

At Designing Smiles in Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Judith Mamah and her team offer comfortable, high-tech root canal therapy.

If you suspect that you might need a root canal, schedule a free consultation with our experienced dentist today...

How do tooth infections happen?

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Have a Toothache? Let's Take a Look

If you have a painful tooth, you may have a tooth infection. In that case, root canal treatment is required as soon as possible to remove the infected tissue and save the tooth. Schedule a free consultation with Designing Smiles in Hackensack, NJ, today so Dr. Mamah can take a look at your tooth and recommend the appropriate treatment.

We prioritize patients with emergency needs, and our call center answers calls until midnight every night.

Get in touch with our team right now by contacting us online or by calling us:

(201) 343-4302

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A Closer Look at Tooth Infections

The interior of a tooth is known as the pulp, which consists of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When bacteria gets into the pulp through a crack in the tooth or a cavity, the pulp can become infected or inflamed. Infections in the pulp can cause dull pain, increased sensitivity to hot or cold, discoloration of the gums, and other symptoms.

When the pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed as soon as possible in order to save the tooth and preserve your health. If you don't remove the infection, it can potentially enter your bloodstream and spread to other areas of your body.

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The Root Canal Procedure  Step-by-Step


When you experience dental pain, schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Mamah will examine your teeth and take x-rays to diagnose your condition. You may have a minor cavity or some other less serious issue. However, if she discovers an infection, she will recommend root canal treatment.

Anesthesia and Optional Sedation

Dr. Mamah performs root canals at her Hackensack offices (she won't need to refer you to an endodontist). Before your procedure begins, you can choose to undergo sedation in order to relieve any anxiety you may feel. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Mamah will administer a local anesthetic in the area around your infected tooth.

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Once your tooth is numb, Dr. Mamah will remove infected tissue from the exterior of the tooth and access the pulp. She will then use specialized endodontic tools to remove the pulp. Next, she will clean and sterilize the interior of the tooth. Finally, she will fill the tooth with a rubber-like substance for support.


Teeth that undergo root canal treatment typically require dental crowns. Crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetics that cover and protect the natural tooth structure. At the end of your root canal appointment, we will take impressions of your treated tooth so our trusted dental lab can produce a crown that fits precisely within your bite. You will wear a temporary crown for a few weeks before you return to our office to receive your permanent restoration.

Do Root Canals Hurt?

There is a popular misconception that root canals are especially scary and painful dental procedures. In reality, thanks to anesthesia, sedation options, and our modern approach, you can expect that your root canal will be virtually painless.

After your root canal, your treated tooth will be numb for a few hours, and then you might feel some slight discomfort or soreness for a few days. Any pain can be effectively managed with over-the-counter medications.

If you have any concerns about discomfort during your treatment, let Dr. Mamah know during your consultation. She will be happy to answer your questions and take measures to ensure your comfort.

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We want to make your visit to our office as comfortable as possible. Please let us know what we can do to help you feel at ease under our care.

Patients Recommend Us  for Root Canal Treatment

"They are absolutely amazing! I had a root canal done today and my dentist assistant and the dentist were so patient and caring. They really do create smiles and care about their patients." Shahira Asadi, 5-Star Google Review

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

Every root canal is different. The price of a root canal will vary based on the location of your infected tooth and the severity of your condition. If you choose to be sedated during your procedure, that will also increase your treatment costs.

At Designing Smiles, our prices are fair and competitive. During your free consultation, we will be upfront about the cost of your procedure and provide a quote.

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Dr. Mamah and her team of dental professionals provide life-changing dental care to the community of Hackensack, NJ. She is a member of a number of prestigious dental associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (201) 343-4302 today.

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"If you are looking for a new Dentist or you need a change, Dr. Mamah and her staff are amazing. I had the greatest experience and felt so relaxed." Debra S.

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