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, request a free consultation with our experienced dentist.
Don't Delay Another Moment
Notice pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, or discolored gums? They're infection symptoms — so act fast. If you're experiencing an emergency, contact our call center which runs until midnight. As soon as our dentists are available, we can update them.
How Do Tooth Infections Happen?
Tooth DecayOver time, plaque and tartar can build up and create a cavity. Minor cavities simply need a filling, but others can progress into an infection in your root canal, requiring endodontic treatment. There's no shame in needing root canal therapy — and our caring team will never judge.
Tooth TraumaInjuries, tooth grinding, and biting down on hard food can cause tooth breakage. If left untreated, these cracks can allow bacteria into your tooth chamber, leading to an infection of the pulp. In addition to root canal therapy, our dentist can treat related problems, such as providing oral appliance therapy for TMJ disorder.
Gum DiseasePatients with gum disease can be susceptible to adverse side effects, like infections in their root canals. If this condition affects you, our Hackensack, NJ, dentist can help. She performs periodontal therapy to help eliminate gum disease.
Do Root Canals Hurt? We're Happy to Say They Don't
There is a popular misconception that root canals are especially scary and painful dental procedures. Thanks to anesthesia, sedation options, and our modern approach, you can expect that your root canal to 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.
What a Real Patient Had to Say About Their Root Canal Therapy
"A week after my root canal and tooth extraction everything is good. I finished my antibiotics and oral mouthwash. Thank you." Darryl Devose, 5-Star Google Review
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 examine your tooth and recommend the appropriate treatment.
We prioritize patients with emergency needs, and our call center answers until midnight every night.
Get in touch with our team right now by contacting us or by calling:
What Factors Will Influence the Cost of My Root Canal?
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. Seeking help immediately can result in easier, less invasive treatment.
The price that you pay can be impacted by your insurance plan or provider, if you have one. Dental insurance will often cover part or all of the cost of a root canal procedure. Finally, optional sedation will also increase your treatment costs.
How We Ease the Burden of Cost
If our Hackensack patients are dealing with the pain of a root canal, they already have enough stress. We try to alleviate this anxiety in three ways:
At Designing Smiles, our prices are fair and competitive. We will be upfront about the cost of your procedure and provide a quote.
No matter the dentistry service you need, your initial consultation will always be free. So, there's no financial risk to visiting us for a root canal consultation.
If your insurance won't cover the entire cost of treatment, or if you don't have insurance, take advantage of our financing options. We accept financing through CareCredit®, Wells Fargo, and Cherry.
We Take Pride In Providing Excellent Dental Experiences
Dr.Mamah and Staff were awesome. They carefully walked me through my careplan so i understood. All of my questions were answered and the pre-op &post-op instructions were in writing as well as verbally explained...I couldn't ask for more. I truly recommend Designing Smiles to anyone who wants great oral care.View on Google
Today was my first time at Designing Smiles. The office was nice and clean! The staff were very professional. They made my experience comfortable and painless. I left feeling like WOW this was the best dental experience I ever had! I will definitely return and tell others about my experience!!!View on Google
A Look at Root Canal Therapy
The Root Canal Procedure Step-by-Step
Dr. Mamah performs root canals at her Hackensack offices. She won't need to refer you to an endodontist, unlike some other dentists.
What Happens if You Can't Save My Tooth?
Dr. Mamah will always prioritize saving your tooth above all else. However, if your tooth is too damaged and must be extracted it may help to know that you have another option: dental implants.
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone to support restorations and provide bone stimulation. Our doctor has the training to place implants herself — something not all dentists can do.
For a fully restored tooth, Dr. Mamah will place a lifelike crown on your implant. That means that even in the most stressful scenario, you can still leave our office with a strong and beautiful smile.
We Create an Environment Patients Are Happy to Visit
I found Designing Smiles randomly in ZocDoc and oh what a surprise! It was like hitting the lottery….the reception staff was polite and courteous; moreover, they were attentive guiding me through the onboarding process. Even more, Hygienist, Becky, was the best I’ve ever had. She prepared me for my exam and answered all my questions. I found her to be quite knowledgeable, and above all friendly. Put me at ease! What is more, she was extremely thorough cleaning my teeth and removed all the stains! I’m so glad I’ve found a dental home.View on Google
My experience at designing smiles was 10/10 I am a new patient and my doctors were very clear on a plan for my dental care.
They explained everything to me in a way that makes sense. They made me feel heard and understood when it came to my concerns as well.
If you aren’t getting your dental services at designing smiles then this is your sign to definitely make the switch!