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endodontics
Patient Testimonials

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

I was referred to Dr. Lambert by my dentist of many years, Dr. Crescenzo, whom I trust completely. It was still difficult facing a root canal because I had a terrible experience many years ago. Dr. Crescenzo reassured me that my experience with Dr. Lambert would be completely different and he was so right! So in December, filled with dread, I had my root canal. Dr. Lambert's office was pristine, calming and even inviting. The staff were all very patient, kind, and willing to answer any question. Dr. Lambert explained the root canal process and was able to put me at ease as he talked me through it. He promised a painfree experience, and it was! I cannot believe how different it was from what I had feared! I now have no pain in the tooth and recently had it crowned by my dentist.

Stephanie DeStefano

I've been here twice, i've also been to perhaps a dozon or more dentists over the years. Dr. lambert has been one of the nicest physicians I have ever met, and I work in a hospital! On both occasions he's been very straight forward and honest in his assesments, explains everything you need to know and asnwers any questions without hesitation. Dr. Lambert is a listener and you can tell he is very passionate about what he does. He's quite precise and smooth, and you can tell he knows exatly how he wants to approach a procedure. They may be a bit higher cost wise then others; however their operation is top notch and has a very futuristic feel. He's def. up on all the latest equipment as well as products and ideas that are designed to better ease any patient stresses, You even get a pair of glasses to sheild you from the lights, or music should you want it etc. I promise that you've never been to a dentist office quite like Dr. Lambert's. The whole team is great!

David Snyder

I had quickly opted for an extraction when I had my infected tooth but because of the virus I was put on a waiting list for the extraction. That gave me time to re-think the possibility of a root canal surgery. My consultation with Dr. Lambert led me to opt for the root canal completed that day. I am still elated by the whole experience a week later. I am just about the worst dental patient. What a treasure we have right here in South Jersey---Dr. Lambert-- thank you.

Pat Bernard

 
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