South Jersey Family Dental, LLC

For More then 30 Years

Proudly Serving the Gloucester County area

We specialize in both General and Cosmetic Dentistry and work with many insurances. Please call and set up your appointment today. Our highly qualified staff will answer any questions you may have to make your next dental experience a positive and stress free one.

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm By Appointment Only
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Root Canals

Why do I need one?

The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.