Redefined Robert Graffeo, DDS
Typically, a cavity only damages the outermost layer of a tooth, or the enamel. However, if decay is left untreated for a long time, it can actually cause an infection deep inside the tooth, which can lead to quite a bit of pain. Fortunately, with root canal therapy, Dr. Graffeo cannot only stop these terrible toothaches, but save a tooth from extraction as well. Thanks to his experience and use of the latest techniques, this often-feared procedure is no more “excruciating” than getting a small filling. If you’re in pain and want it to go away as quickly as possible, go ahead and give Robert Graffeo, DDS a call for root canal therapy in Hoboken, NJ.
Most of the time, Dr. Graffeo uses root canal therapy to remove an infection in the dental pulp, which is the delicate nerve located inside every tooth. He simply numbs a patient, creates a small hole in the tooth, and then takes out the pulp. After cleaning the inside of the tooth, he sanitizes it to remove all bacteria, and then places a filling material. Often, he’ll choose to place a crown over the tooth as well so it’s able to function like normal for many years to come.