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All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Eat, laugh and smile with confidence with All-on-4 implants

Are you tired of missing teeth affecting your smile and ability to eat comfortably? Look no further than All-on-4 dental implants! This revolutionary technique involves just four strategically placed titanium posts and a denture plate to restore a full arch of teeth, leaving you with a beautiful, functional smile in just one session. Say goodbye to the hassle of bone grafts and multiple appointments, and hello to a brand new you with All-on-4 dental implants.

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

The All-on-4 dental implant technique, also referred to as full arch implants, comprises four titanium posts strategically implanted along the arch of the jaw and connected to a denture plate. Its primary goal is to replace a complete arch of teeth, restoring the functionality of your bite and the aesthetic of your smile.

This method is an exceptional solution for missing teeth that entails a minor two-hour surgery per arch. The All-on-4 system eliminates the necessity for bone grafts to support the implant as the dentist can position the posts in the most compact part of the jaw. It reduces chair time and recovery time as the whole process, from post insertion to denture fitting, is accomplished in one session, allowing you to leave with a brand new smile on the same day.

What is the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure?

Curious about All-on-4 dental implants? This innovative dental implant technique utilizes small titanium screws that fuse to your jawbone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. While traditional implants require one for each missing tooth, All-on-4 streamlines the process by using just four implants to support a full set of upper or lower teeth. Unlike the traditional method that may require bone grafting and sinus augmentation, All-on-4 only needs two implants angled at 45 degrees, avoiding areas of low bone density while maintaining strength. Say hello to a new smile without the hassle, thanks to All-on-4.

Benefits of choosing All on 4 implants over conventional implants:

  • Support for a full arch with only four implants required
  • No need for bone grafting
  • Reduced healing and rehabilitation process due to less invasive surgery
  • Faster procedure than traditional implants
  • Greater flexibility for designing and fitting replacement teeth
  • Lower bone density needed to secure the implant
  • Fixed teeth can be received within just 24 hours after surgery
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Who is a candidate for All-on-4?

If you’re wondering whether full mouth implants are a viable option for your dental concerns, the answer is yes! Here are some common situations where we may recommend this treatment:

  • Your missing, failing, or damaged teeth severely affect your daily life, eating habits, and self-confidence when smiling.
  • You’ve tried dentures, but they don’t fit properly, cause discomfort, and risk embarrassing accidents.
  • Conventional implants aren’t an option for you due to reduced bone density resulting from tooth loss or gum disease.
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The Next Step in All-on-4 dental implants at our Sicklerville dental office

If you’re tired of concealing your smile and seeking information about the available options, our Lakeside Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is here to assist you. We can conduct an implant assessment, during which we can evaluate your individual requirements and potential treatment results.


How long do all-on-4 implants last?

All-on 4 implants are designed to last at least 20 to 25 years, with the potential for life-long wear.

Does food get stuck under all-on-4 dental implants?

Great news for food lovers! Dental implants are securely placed along the gum line, making it highly unlikely for food to get stuck underneath. However, in the case of an improperly positioned implant, there is a possibility for some food to seep between teeth or around the base.

How do I clean all-on-4 dental implants?

After each meal, use dental floss to clean under the bridge. You can also use a water pick and/or non-alcoholic antibacterial mouthwash mixed with water. It is recommended to brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush like Oral B or Sonicare. Additionally, don’t forget to brush your tongue and the inside of your cheeks to eliminate bacteria and bad breath.

Is it necessary to undergo anesthesia for the full mouth dental implants procedure?

No, it is not necessary. The procedure can be carried out with the use of either a local anesthetic or “sleep dentistry.”

With sleep dentistry, hospitalization is not required, and the procedure can be completed at our practice.

Is there a dentist near me in Sicklerville that offers all-on-4 dental implants?

Yes.  At our Sicklerville dental office we offer All-on-4 dental implants to patients from Sicklerville and the surrounding area.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Complete and Partial Dentures

Complete and Partial Dentures

Custom Dentures

Enhance your oral health and function with dentures

Missing teeth can take a toll on one’s confidence and quality of life, making it difficult to smile, eat, and speak with ease. Thankfully, modern dentistry has provided us with effective solutions to restore missing teeth, including dentures and permanent dentures. Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth that not only restore your smile but also enhance your oral health and function. Whether you need a complete set of dentures or just a partial one, you can rely on them to give you a natural-looking and comfortable fit. Permanent dentures, on the other hand, are a non-removable solution that can be attached to dental implants or remaining natural teeth, providing a secure and stable fit that feels and functions like natural teeth. Regardless of which option you choose, dentures and permanent dentures can help you regain your confidence and improve your quality of life.

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What are dentures?

Dentures are dental prostheses designed to replace natural teeth that have been lost or removed. These artificial teeth and gums are custom-made by your dentist to fit your mouth and restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Depending on your needs, dentures can be full or partial, replacing either all teeth on the top or bottom gum line or just a few missing ones. Your dentures will be tailored to fit your unique mouth shape and color-matched to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, ensuring a natural-looking and comfortable fit.

complete dentures

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, or both. They consist of a gum-colored acrylic base that supports a full set of artificial teeth, which are custom-made to fit your mouth and closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

Partial dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are dental prostheses designed to replace one or several missing teeth. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures attach to the remaining natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments, providing a secure and stable fit.

immediate denture

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are a type of denture that are placed immediately after tooth extraction, providing patients with a complete set of teeth during the healing process. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and closely mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.



Overdentures are a type of denture that fit over existing teeth or dental implants, providing a more stable and secure fit. They are designed to snap or clip onto abutments that are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants, which helps hold the denture in place and prevents it from slipping or moving around in the mouth.

Overdentures are typically recommended for patients who have some remaining natural teeth or dental implants that can provide support for the denture.

Implant supported dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that attach to dental implants that have been surgically placed in the jawbone. They are designed to provide a more stable and secure fit than traditional dentures, which rely on suction or adhesives to stay in place.

Snap in dentures

Snap-In Dentures

Snap-in dentures, also known as implant-retained dentures or overdentures, are a type of denture that attach to dental implants using locator attachments or snaps. They offer a secure fit that is less likely to slip or shift when eating or speaking compared to traditional dentures.

What Should I Expect When Being Fitted for Dentures?

In the event that you have damaged or decayed teeth that need to be extracted, our dentist will first perform the necessary extractions before taking a mold of your remaining gum structure and the roof of your mouth. This mold serves as a blueprint for the fabrication of your dentures, ensuring that they fit comfortably and securely.

Once the mold is taken, it will be sent to a dental laboratory where skilled technicians will create your customized dentures. 

When the completed dentures are ready, you will return to our dental office in Sicklerville for a final fitting. During this appointment, our dentist will check the fit and adjust the dentures if necessary to ensure that they are comfortable and secure. We will also provide instructions on how to properly care for your new dentures to ensure their longevity and performance.

It’s important to keep in mind that adjusting to new dentures can take time and patience. You may experience some discomfort or soreness as your mouth adjusts to the dentures, but this is normal and should subside within a few weeks. As you become more accustomed to your dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits they offer, including improved chewing ability, clearer speech, and a restored sense of confidence. With proper care and maintenance, your dentures can provide you with a functional and natural-looking set of teeth for many years to come.


How do I care for my dentures?

To care for your dentures, you should brush them daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap, rinse them thoroughly, and store them in water or denture solution when not in use.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

It is generally recommended to remove dentures at night to give your gums and jawbone a chance to rest and to allow for proper cleaning and maintenance.

How long do dentures last?

The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on the type, material, and frequency of use, but they typically last between 5-10 years.

Are dentures expensive?

The cost of dentures can vary depending on several factors, such as the type, materials, and the complexity of the fabrication process. At Lakeside Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we will provide you with a cost estimate based on your individual needs.

Can dentures be repaired if they break?

Yes, dentures can often be repaired if they become damaged or broken. Your dentist can assess the damage and recommend the appropriate repair method.

Can dentures affect my speech?

It is common to experience some changes in speech patterns when adjusting to new dentures, but with practice, most people can speak normally.

What should I do if my dentures become loose?

If your dentures become loose, it may be time for an adjustment or replacement. Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

Is there a dentist near me in Sicklerville that offers custom dentures?

Yes.  At our Sicklerville dental office we offer dentures to patients that live in Sicklerville and the surrounding area.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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Full Mouth Restoration

Full Mouth Restoration

Full Mouth Restoration

Restore your teeth and reclaim your smile

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile? Do you have multiple dental issues that are affecting your oral health and overall well-being? A full mouth restoration may be right option for you. This comprehensive dental treatment is designed to address all of your dental concerns and transform your smile. With a full mouth restoration, you can achieve a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile that will boost your confidence and improve your quality of life. Let’s explore what a full mouth restoration entails and how it can benefit you.

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What is a full mouth restoration?

Full mouth restoration is a comprehensive dental treatment that involves restoring or replacing all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. This treatment is designed for individuals who have multiple dental problems, including missing, damaged, or decayed teeth, gum disease, bite problems, and other oral health issues. Full mouth restoration is a customized treatment plan that may involve a combination of dental procedures, such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, gum treatments, and orthodontics. The goal of full mouth restoration is to restore the health, function, and appearance of the entire mouth, improving the patient’s oral health and quality of life. If you have multiple dental issues that are impacting your smile, Full Mouth Restoration may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What procedures are part of a full mouth restoration?

A full mouth restoration might include any of the following procedures:

  • Dental implants: A surgical procedure to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that are anchored to the jawbone.
  • Crowns and bridges: Restorative dental procedures that can be used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
  • Veneers: A cosmetic dental procedure that involves placing thin shells of porcelain or composite resin on the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance.
  • Orthodontics: A branch of dentistry that involves the use of braces, clear aligners, or other appliances to straighten teeth and correct bite problems.
  • Periodontal (gum) therapy: Treatment of gum disease, which can involve scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and other procedures.
  • Endodontic (root canal) therapy: A procedure to remove infected or damaged tissue from the inner part of a tooth and replace it with a filling.
  • Dental fillings: A procedure to remove decayed material from a tooth and fill the cavity with a restorative material such as composite resin or amalgam.
  • Dental bonding: A cosmetic dental procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin to repair chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth.
  • Tooth extractions: Removal of a tooth that is damaged, decayed, or causing other dental problems.
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) therapy: Treatment for disorders of the jaw joint, which can involve exercises, medication, or in severe cases, surgery.
  • Bone grafting: A surgical procedure to replace missing bone in the jaw to provide support for dental implants or other restorations.
  • Sinus lifts: A surgical procedure to add bone to the upper jaw in order to support dental implants.
  • Gum grafting: A surgical procedure to replace lost or damaged gum tissue.
  • Teeth whitening: A cosmetic dental procedure that uses bleaching agents to lighten the color of the teeth.

More Questions about Full Mouth Restorations?
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We can go over all your dental options and customize a dental plan just for you. We look forward to seeing you.

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Are you a candidate for a full mouth restoration?

Patients who suffer from multiple dental issues such as chipped or missing teeth, cracked or broken crowns, severe decay, enamel breakdown, and stains may benefit from a full mouth restoration. This comprehensive treatment approach aims to restore the function, health, and aesthetic of the entire mouth.

Dental issues such as missing or damaged teeth can make it difficult to chew, speak, and even smile with confidence. A full mouth restoration can address these issues and restore the ability to perform basic oral functions with ease. It can also enhance the appearance of your teeth and boost your self-esteem.

Moreover, some patients choose to undergo a full mouth restoration to correct crooked or misaligned teeth without undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is especially beneficial for those who may not have the time or patience for traditional braces or aligners.

If you’re experiencing dental pain or discomfort, difficulty eating or speaking, or if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, schedule a consult with our Sicklerville dentist to determine if a full mouth restoration is right for you. We will evaluate your oral health and create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs and goals.

before full mouth restoration mouth
after full mouth restoration mouth

Planning full mouth restoration

A dental professional will evaluate and plan out a full mouth restoration by performing a comprehensive examination of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. This process includes several steps:

  • Comprehensive Dental Exam: The first step in planning a full mouth restoration is a comprehensive dental exam, which includes taking x-rays, photographs, and impressions of the teeth and gums. This allows the dentist to evaluate the overall health of the mouth and identify any underlying issues that need to be addressed.
  • Oral Health Evaluation: The dentist will evaluate the overall oral health of the patient, which includes examining the teeth and gums for signs of decay, damage, or infection. They will also check for signs of periodontal disease, which can affect the health of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
  • Bite Analysis: The dentist will evaluate the patient’s bite and jaw function to determine if there are any issues with alignment or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
  • Treatment Planning: Based on the findings of the examination, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses the patient’s individual needs and goals. This may involve restorative procedures such as fillings, porcelain crowns, or bridges, orthodontic treatment, periodontal treatment, and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening or veneers.
  • Reviewing Treatment Options: The dentist will review the treatment plan with the patient, explaining the various options available and their benefits and risks. They will also discuss the expected timeline, cost, and any possible complications or side effects.
  • Follow-Up: Once the treatment plan has been agreed upon, the dentist will schedule the necessary appointments and follow-up visits to ensure the success of the full mouth restoration and maintain the health and longevity of the restorations.


Can a full mouth restoration fix my crooked teeth without braces?

Yes, a full mouth restoration can involve cosmetic procedures such as veneers or bonding to improve the appearance of crooked or misaligned teeth.

Will my full mouth restoration look natural?

Yes, a skilled and experienced dentist can create natural-looking restorations that blend in with your existing teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile.

How much does a full mouth restoration cost?

The cost of a full mouth restoration can vary depending on the extent of the treatment. It is important to schedule a consultation with at our dental office to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

Can a full mouth restoration improve my overall oral health?

Yes, a full mouth restoration can address multiple dental issues, such as decay, damage, or misalignment, which can improve the overall health of your mouth.

Is there a dentist near me in Sicklerville that offers full mouth restorations?

Yes.  At our Sicklerville dental office we offer full mouth restorations to patients from Sicklerville and the surrounding area.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and Onlays

An alternative to traditional fillings and crowns

You may have heard of dental crowns and fillings to address cavities and dental decay. However, there are lesser-known alternatives such as dental inlays and onlays. Typically, fillings are employed to manage small cavities, while crowns are used for more severe decay or larger fractures. In cases where fillings are inadequate and crowns are excessive, dental inlays and onlays are utilized. These solutions offer a more substantial repair than fillings but are less invasive than crowns, which may require reshaping of the teeth.

What are Inlays and Onlays

Dental restorations such as inlays and onlays are an essential part of modern dentistry. When a tooth is damaged due to decay or trauma, it often requires a restoration to restore its function and aesthetics. Inlays and onlays are two types of indirect restorations that are used to repair a damaged tooth. These restorations are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are designed to fit precisely into the cavity of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are often considered an alternative to traditional dental fillings and are commonly used for restoring molars and premolars that have suffered moderate to severe damage. They offer excellent durability, strength, and aesthetic value, making them an ideal choice for patients who want to preserve their natural teeth.

What is the difference between Inlays and Onlays?

Inlays and onlays serve to repair tooth decay by filling in cavities and hollows in a tooth. An inlay is used to fill spaces between the cusps, while an onlay can be used for larger areas, including the cusps themselves. Although they function similarly to crowns, they do not cover the entire tooth surface. Inlays and onlays are constructed from the same materials and perform the same task, but they protect different regions of the tooth to ensure proper care for tooth decay.

How Long Do Inlays and Onlays Last?

Inlays and onlays are highly durable and long-lasting dental solutions, with an expected lifespan of 5 to 30 years. However, dental professionals cannot guarantee their longevity due to factors like wear and tear and lack of care. Proper dental hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing, along with follow-up visits to the dentist, are crucial to maintaining the stability and health of inlays and onlays. Patients should also take measures to reduce wear and tear, such as using nightguards to prevent teeth grinding and avoiding hard or chewy foods that may damage the material. While there is no set timeframe for their lifespan, the longevity of inlays and onlays depends on overall oral health and proper care.

Is an Onlay Better Than a Dental Crown?

The main contrast between an onlay and an inlay lies in their coverage area. While an inlay fills in the spaces between the cusps, an onlay can also cover the cusps of the tooth. Although they may seem similar to dental crowns, they serve different purposes. Dental professionals use onlays when a less aggressive restoration is required to preserve more of the tooth’s structure, whereas crowns cover the entire tooth, necessitating significant reshaping. The difficulty in obtaining a suitable onlay underscores the importance of the dentist’s skill and expertise. Therefore, neither is inherently superior, and our dentist will recommend the most suitable option for the situation.

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Are Inlays Better Than Fillings?

Similar to the ongoing debate between onlays and crowns, determining whether inlays or fillings are better involves considering multiple factors. Generally speaking, inlays are superior because they can fill larger cavities and are more durable than fillings. The amalgam in fillings can expand and contract due to temperature changes, which can cause cracking in the filling or even the tooth itself. Inlays are custom-made from an impression, which allows them to fit perfectly into the cavity and strengthen the tooth. In some cases, they can increase the tooth’s ability to handle up to 75% more chewing force than before the decay.

However, fillings have their own benefits for many patients, particularly the speed at which they can be placed. In contrast to inlays, fillings can typically be completed in just one visit, as the materials are readily available in the office. They are also less expensive and more widely covered by insurance. Ultimately, while inlays may perform better than fillings, their higher cost reflects their superior performance.

types of inlays

What are the different types of inlay and onlay?

There are several different types of inlays and onlays, including:

  • Porcelain inlays and onlays: Porcelain is a popular material for inlays and onlays because it is strong and durable, and can be color-matched to your natural teeth.
  • Composite resin inlays and onlays: Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that is used for both inlays and onlays. It is a more affordable option than porcelain, but may not last as long.
  • Gold inlays and onlays: Gold is a durable and long-lasting material that has been used for dental restorations for many years. Gold inlays and onlays are custom-made and can be very expensive.
  • Ceramic inlays and onlays: Ceramic is a durable material that can be color-matched to your natural teeth. It is a popular option for patients who want a restoration that is both strong and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Hybrid inlays and onlays: Hybrid restorations are made from a combination of materials, such as porcelain and metal, to provide a strong and durable restoration that is also aesthetically pleasing.

We will work with you to determine the best type of inlay or onlay for your specific needs and budget.


How are inlays and onlays made?

Inlays and onlays are custom-made in a dental laboratory. Your dentist will take an impression of your tooth and send it to the lab, where the restoration will be fabricated from a material such as porcelain, gold, or composite resin.

What are the benefits of inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays provide a strong and durable restoration that can last for many years. They are custom-made to fit your tooth, providing a precise and comfortable fit. They are also aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

How long does it take to get an inlay or onlay?

The process of getting an inlay or onlay typically takes two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression. The restoration will then be fabricated in a dental laboratory. During the second visit, the restoration will be cemented into place.

How do I care for my inlay or onlay?

You should care for your inlay or onlay the same way you care for your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Can inlays and onlays be repaired if they are damaged?

In some cases, inlays and onlays can be repaired if they become damaged or broken. However, if the damage is extensive, the restoration may need to be replaced.

Are inlays and onlays covered by insurance?

Inlays and onlays are typically covered by dental insurance plans. However, the amount of coverage may vary depending on your plan and the type of restoration you receive. Your dentist can help you understand your insurance coverage and any out-of-pocket costs.

Is there a dentist near me in Sicklerville that offers inlays and onlays?

Yes.  At our Sicklerville dental office we offer inlays and onlays to patients in Sicklerville and the surrounding area.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Save your tooth with root canal treatment at our Sicklerville dental office

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is designed to save a damaged or infected tooth. This treatment has a reputation for being one of the most feared and uncomfortable dental procedures. However, with advancements in modern dentistry and anesthesia techniques, root canal treatment has become a safe, effective, and relatively painless option for preserving your natural teeth. At our Sicklerville dental practice, our team of skilled professionals is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care and personalized treatment plans to address their unique dental needs.

root canal treatment stages

What is root canal therapy?

The pulp of a tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, which help to nourish and maintain the health of the tooth. When the pulp becomes damaged or infected due to decay, injury, or trauma, it can cause significant pain, sensitivity, and swelling. In some cases, the infection can even spread to the surrounding teeth and gums, causing further complications.

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that aims to remove the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth, clean and disinfect the root canals, and then fill and seal the space with a material called gutta-percha. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, which ensures that the patient is comfortable throughout the treatment.

After the root canal procedure, the tooth may feel sensitive or tender for a few days, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. In some cases, the dentist may recommend a dental crown or other restorative treatment to help strengthen the tooth and restore its function.

Overall, root canal therapy is an effective and safe treatment option for saving a damaged or infected tooth and preventing the need for extraction. It can help to alleviate pain and discomfort and restore the natural function of the tooth, allowing you to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.

What to expect during root canal treatment

Expect Anesthesia
Patients often express fear of pain during root canals, expecting to feel every step of the procedure. However, anesthesia will be provided by the dentist. Local anesthetic blocks pain signals between the nerves of the tooth and the brain. Although certain stimuli may still be felt, they should not be painful. In some cases, repeated administrations of local anesthetic may be necessary for teeth that are difficult to numb. It’s important to note that pain during a root canal may occur of the tooth is already infected. The pain may be a result of the infection and the actual root canal procedure.

Expect a Strange Barrier Device called a Rubber Dam
The rubber dam is a crucial part of the root canal procedure. It’s a square piece of rubber or non-latex material that the dentist places over the tooth that’s being treated. This barrier device keeps the working field sterile and dry, preventing any bacteria from contaminating the open tooth. It also protects the surrounding gum tissue, cheeks, lips, and tongue from the materials used in the root canal procedure. By using a rubber dam, the dentist can ensure a successful root canal treatment that lasts.

Expect Lots of X-rays
To ensure tools and materials are positioned correctly during a root canal procedure, the dentist will use multiple x-rays. Digital dental x-rays make this step quick and easy. Although some patients may worry about “lots of x-rays,” taking several x-rays from different angles is a normal and necessary part of the procedure. In fact, you might not even notice the x-rays being taken due to the speed and efficiency of digital technology.

Expect Minor Pressure and Scratching Sensations
Local anesthesia can effectively block pain signals, but it cannot block the feeling of pressure. During root canal treatments, patients can still experience movements, pressure, and scratching sensations. It may be difficult to differentiate between these sensations and what can be seen or heard during the procedure. However, you can always ask for more local anesthesia if you feel any pain, to ensure maximum comfort during the treatment.

Expect Moderate Pain after the Procedure
Root canal patients may experience moderate pain after the procedure due to the body’s natural response to inflammation caused by the trauma of dental treatment. Oral antibiotics may be necessary for those with large infections before the procedure, and post-operative pain is usually manageable with over-the-counter medication. In cases of severe pain we can prescribe pain relievers.

More Questions about Root Canals?
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We can answer any question you have about root canals and address any issues unique to your specific situation. We look forward to seeing you.

What are the symptoms or signs that a root canal is needed?

There are several symptoms and signs that indicate a root canal may be needed. These include:

  • Persistent pain: If you experience persistent pain in your tooth, especially when you apply pressure or chew, it could indicate that you need a root canal.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold: If your tooth is sensitive to hot and cold temperatures even after the source of the temperature is removed, this could be a sign of root canal problems.
  • Gum swelling: If the area around the affected tooth is swollen, it could indicate an infection that may require a root canal.
  • Discoloration: A tooth that has darkened or changed color may be a sign that the nerve of the tooth is damaged and a root canal may be necessary.
  • Pus drainage: If you notice pus around the affected tooth, this could indicate an abscess, which often requires a root canal.

If you experience any of these symptoms or signs, it’s important to schedule a consultation with our Sicklerville root canal dentist to determine if a root canal is necessary.

root canal risks

Why is root canal therapy necessary?

When the nerves inside the tooth pulp die, the tooth dentin and enamel can no longer receive organic nutrients and moisture. The inflamed tissue surrounding the tooth causes toothache and infection can damage the bones around the teeth. If the damaged pulp is not treated, bacterial infection and inflammation can loosen the tooth and it may have to be removed. Therefore, root canal therapy is necessary to preserve the tooth and also protect the jawbone.


Is a root canal painful?

While root canals have a reputation for being painful, modern techniques and anesthesia make the procedure relatively painless. You may experience some discomfort after the procedure, but it can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long does a root canal take?

The length of a root canal procedure depends on the complexity of the case and how many teeth are being treated. Most root canals can be completed in one to two appointments.

Why do I need a root canal?

You may need a root canal if you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth, or an injury that has damaged the pulp inside your tooth. If left untreated, this can lead to an abscess or even tooth loss.

Is it necessary to get a crown after a root canal?

In most cases, it is recommended to get a crown after a root canal to protect and strengthen the tooth. A crown can also improve the tooth’s appearance.

How long will a tooth that has had a root canal last?

A tooth that has had a root canal can last for many years with proper care.

Is there a dentist near me in Sicklerville that offers root canal treatment?

Yes.  At our Sicklerville dental office we offer root canal treatment to patients from Sicklerville and the surrounding area.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Lakeside Dental
601 Liberty Place
Sicklerville, NJ 08081


Lakeside Dental
601 Liberty Place
Sicklerville, NJ 08081


Sicklerville Dentist. Dorothy Drain DMD provides Dental Implants, Snap On Smiles, Lumineers, Childrens Dentist, Dental Hygiene, Same Day Dental Emergency, Dental Insurance to the following locations: Williamston, NJ, Berlin, NJ, Glouster, NJ, Berlin, NJ.