Dental Services in Hawthorne, Nutley & Surrounding Areas

When You Should Get a Second Opinion for a Root Canal

If you neglect your teeth over the years and allow for plaque to build up to cause decay, there is a chance that you will need a root canal to repair damage to your teeth. While this is routine for a dentist, it can be a scary procedure for patients and make you wonder if you truly need a root canal.

Especially if you wary about your diagnosis or suggested treatment method, it may be worthwhile to seek a second opinion.

If You Have Cared for Your Teeth

Root canals are often only necessary when bacteria have extensively worn down the outer layers of your tooth to expose the inner nerve tissues. If you have taken care of your teeth and have resolved any cavities that you’ve developed over the years, you may question if a root canal is the right diagnosis and treatment.

If You Would Like an Alternative Treatment

You want to consider a different treatment plan to resolve your tooth decay. In this case, it can be beneficial to seek a second opinion to discuss your alternative options. A new dentist can examine your teeth and x-rays to offer treatment modalities other than a root canal.

How to Go About Seeking a Second Opinion

If you’ve decided that you’d like to seek a second opinion for a root canal, it’s important to do your research. Begin by using online reviews to seek out a reliable dentist and seeing who takes your insurance.

Once you have found a new dentist that you are comfortable with, obtain your dental records from your former dentist, including x-rays. This will help give your new dentist the opportunity to give your dental history a thorough look.

Trust Rauzman Dental for Your Dental Needs

If you’re looking for trustworthy, caring dental care in the Hawthorne and Nutley areas, look no further than Rauzman Dental. While we are taking precautions to keep our patients and staff during this COVID-19 outbreak, we are always here to answer your questions and provide insight for your dental needs. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment once our office re-opens.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help care for and restore your smile.