Edison Endodontics is open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Wednesday & Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day. We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that practice provides surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Dr. Lawson received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1992, receiving O.K.U. Honor Society recognition for academic distinction. After graduation, he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and earned a Certificate in Endodontics in 1994. Dr. Lawson is an active member in the American Association of Endodontists, New Jersey State Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, and Middlesex County Dental Society. Dr. Lawson is a Past-President of the Middlesex County Dental Society.
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications.
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. The above diagram illustrates this simple procedure.