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Carol E. Mann, DMD | What is an Endodontist? in South Orange

Carol E. Mann, DMD

Endodontics | Root Canal Therapy

202 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ

(973) 761 7003


What is an Endodontist?


Endodontists are dentists with special training in diagnosing and treating oral and facial pain, and problems associated with the inside of the tooth. Dr. Carol Mann did her specialty training at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. She has practiced endodontics exclusively for over 30 years. 

Most patients who have had a root canal performed by an endodontist describe the procedure as virtually painless.Dr. Mann is able to cater to the needs of the patient and their general dentists in an extremely personal and comfortable manner.



  • Oral or facial pain

  • Prolonged dental sensitivity to heat or cold

  • Tenderness of teeth to touch and chewing

  • Facial or oral swelling

  • Toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night

  • A pimple on your gum that may release pus or blood

  • Discoloration of teeth

The Process

The first step of the procedure is to anesthetize the effected area. The next step is to open an access point through the top or biting surface of the tooth. The doctor will then determine a working length of each canal. A tooth can have one or more canals. Each canal is then cleaned and shaped in preparation for the filling material. Once each canal is prepared, it is filled with an inert material called gutta percha. The opening is sealed with a temporary filling. This entire procedure is often completed in one to two visits.

The patient is now ready to return to their general dentist for a restoration, which is usually a crown. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

Endodontic Therapy or root canal treatment typically can save your tooth possibly avoiding dental implants or bridges


South Orange Dentist | What is an Endodontist?. Carol E Mann is a South Orange Dentist.