Professional Root Canal treatment in Bucks County Southampton, PA — Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry

Root Canal Dentist in Southampton, PA

Root canals at Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry
Root canal treatment at Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry

Dentists utilize root canal procedures to repair a tooth or protect it from infection or decay. Without the benefit of a root canal, the tissue will ultimately suffer irreparable damage that will lead to infection or abscesses. The earlier the detection, the better your chance of saving your tooth.

Root Canal Q & A

What is the root canal procedure?

Your dentist performs a root canal in the center of your tooth after inflammation, infection, and an abscess occurs. The procedure is safe and simple and will safeguard your tooth from further disease and pain. The infected root canal area includes the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels which is why therapy to repair the tooth becomes necessary.

What will I experience during a root canal treatment?

When you have a root canal, our endodontist will clear away the pulp and clean the tooth. After disinfecting the root, we will then reshape the canal and reseal it. During your appointment, a patient will experience four common practices during a treatment.

  • You will need an x-ray so that a current image is on-hand to verify the root’s condition as well as look for any sign of infection.
  • You have access to anesthesia if you want to be more comfortable. If the root is no longer attached to the nerves, you may not want it. For some patients who experience inflammation, it will alleviate the pain associated with it as well.
  • You will need a pulpectomy to remove any infected material from the tooth. During this procedure, we will need to drill into the interior of the tooth to clear away the underlying pulp, any debris, and damaged nerves. We will lastly utilize various-sized tools to clean the root canal and pulp chamber.
  • After rinsing the debris from the mouth with sodium hypochlorite or water, we will use a filling to restore the structural integrity of the tooth.

Is this procedure necessary?

Unlike other dental restoration procedures, root canal therapy is necessary because of the location of the infected material. Since there is also a chance of advanced decay, a root canal helps to remove the infection or abscess from the pulp, gums, or bone. Once the root canal occurs, a filling seals the tooth’s surface which completely restores its function.

Are root canals safe?

If you have never undergone a root canal, you may be hesitant to have one because of safety concerns. Not only are they safe, but dentists perform 15 million root canals annually because of favorable outcomes to oral health. This technique is one of the most efficient ways to treat decay and prevent the spread of infection to the rest of the body and preserve the tooth for use.

Will I experience any pain?

There is no pain associated with a root canal. You may experience pain before the procedure because of the advancement of abscess or infection. We do recommend anesthesia for patients who have a low pain tolerance or if you want to feel more comfortable during the process. The most critical benefit of a root canal is that after we complete it, you will be pain-free because of the alleviation of the infected material.
As with other restoration therapies, root canals are long-lasting with the proper after-care. We do recommend that you have routine check-ups so that we can assess the tooth’s functionality.

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