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endodontics
Patient Testimonials

I received excellent & compassionate care from Dr. Lambert. I admire his skill and patience. His office staff is efficient and professional. An air of calm suffuses his entire office! Thank you, Dr. Lambert.

Linda

While on vacation in Ocean City, I came down with an infection in one of my teeth on a Friday evening. Fortunately Dr. Gerald Raab found I would possibly need a root canal. He referred me to Dr. Lambert. Dr. Lambert and his staff raised the bar and went out of their way to stay late and see me the next night. After the examination and treatment I was feeling better in a short period of time. Dr. Lambert explained all of my options. Dr. Lambert reached out to me the next day to see how I was doing. He saved my vacation and I can't thank him and his staff enough.

Joe O'Brien

I don't normally write testimonials, but in this case, I felt it was necessary. People often tremble at the thought of a root canal. However, Dr.Lambert and his staff made my root canal a truly outstanding experience. The waiting room is the most beautiful and peaceful place I have ever seen in a medical facility. The office manager and the rest of the staff were extremely friendly, professional, and caring. They treated me like I was an old friend. Due to very bad teeth, I have spent hours in many dental facilities, with many different Doctors. Dr.Lambert is the best that I have ever seen. He is highly skilled, very caring about the patient, and a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend his practice to everyone. I only wish he offered regular dental procedures. I would become a patient in a minute. I would like to thank Dr.Lambert and his staff for the wonderful care that was given to me.

Bob Jaworski

I am so grateful my dentist referred me here! Every step of the experience was positive, from my initial phone call to my procedure. I never needed root canal before but I was given detailed instructions for every part.The staff are so friendly and patient. I highly recommend them!

Stacey Eisenlohr

From the first telephone call through the entire process, Dr. Lambert and his staff have raised the bar of professional, compassionate, and top-quality dental care to the highest levels. Thank You!

Lisa W

 
What is an Endodontist and what do they do?

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy -- procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp.  The word "endodontic" comes from "endo" meaning inside and "odont" meaning tooth.  Like many medical terms, it's Greek.  All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat.  That’s why you may have been referred to Lambert Endodontics.

In addition to dental school, endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal treatment techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists. 

Dr. Lambert distinguished himself by graduating first in his dental school class before pursuing three additional years of training in endodontics - this allowed him to simultaneously receive both his endodontic certificate as well as his Masters in Endodontics. 

What Happens During Endodontic Treatment? or What is a Root Canal?

A local anesthetic will be given.  A sheet of latex called the "rubber dam" (we've got nonlatex ones too) will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment.  The treatment consists of three or four basic steps, but the number of visits will depend on your particular case.  Some treatments take 2 visits but many are just a single visit.  Occasionally 3 appointments are needed.

In any case, it depends on the degree of infection/inflammation and degree of treatment difficulty.  To me, it's more important to do it the very best we can then to meet a specific time criteria.  Let's look at the basic steps for nonsurgical endodontic therapy.

There are, of course, no guarantees.  Root canal or endodontic therapy has a very high degree of success, up to 90%.  Teeth which can be treated near ideal have a success rate up to ninety percent!  We will discuss with you the chances of success before any endodontic procedure to help you make an informed decision.  If a root canal or endodontic therapy is unsuccessful or fails you still have options.

Diagnoses and Treats Pain

Oral pain such as toothaches or cracked / fractured teeth can often be difficult to pinpoint.  Because of the vast network of nerves in the mouth, the pain of a damaged or diseased tooth often is felt in another tooth and/or in the head, neck, or ear. An endodontist is a specialist in diagnosing and treating this type of pain.

Treats Traumatic Injuries

Pulp damage is sometimes caused by a blow to the mouth, and the endodontist specializes in treating these traumatic injuries. For example, a blow to a child's permanent tooth that is not fully developed can cause the root to stop growing. A procedure called apexification stimulates bone to be deposited at the end of the root which makes it possible to then save the tooth through a root canal procedure. An endodontist is specially trained in procedures for replanting teeth that have been knocked out of their sockets.

Will I need to return to your office for Additional Visits?

Once endodontic therapy is completed your tooth should be examined periodically, usually every 6 - 12 months.  This allows us to make sure the tooth has healed or is healing properly.  You will be sent a notice in the mail when we feel it is appropriate to reevaluate the area.  Since an abscess may take 2 years to heal, our office will reevaluate the tooth for at least 2 years.

Retreatment

Occasionally a tooth that has undergone endodontic, treatment fails to heal or pain continues despite therapy. Although rare, sometimes a tooth initially responds to root canal therapy but becomes painful or diseased months or years later. When either of these situations occur, the tooth often can be maintained with a second endodontic treatment.

 
 
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3069 English Creek Ave, Suite 101
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Phone:
609-485-2100
Fax:
609-485-2115