Expert Root Canal Treatment
If you need a caring and qualified root canal dentist, Media Dental Care has what you’re looking for. Here, our knowledgeable and trustworthy staff of dental professionals provide services that are effective in maintaining or improving the oral health of our patients. Those experiencing tooth pain can schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss whether a root canal is the best possible option. We provide a wide range of dental care services, including everything from family dentistry and simple teeth cleaning, to cosmetic procedures and other dental surgeries. If you live in Swarthmore, Aston or Media, PA contact us today to experience the difference in our dental care.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal treatment is used to repair and save a severely damaged or diseased tooth. The procedure relieves pain and improves overall oral health. During the surgery, an endodontist (a dentist that specializes in the roots of the teeth) will remove the damaged area of the tooth, otherwise known as the pulp, and will then clean, disinfect and seal the tooth with a filling. This essentially removes any bacteria and dying or dead tissue from the tooth. This procedure is relatively painless and infected teeth can be treated in just a few visits to the dentist office.
What Can I Expect During The Procedure?
Once you begin a root canal treatment, you can expect to go through several steps.
- The process will begin with one of our root canal dentists taking an X-ray of the teeth to examine and find the location of the infection or the decay.
- You will then undergo an anesthetic to induce insensitivity to pain.
- Next, the dentist will perform something called a pulpectomy which is making an opening of the root to remove the pulp.
- Lastly, a filling will be placed where the pulp was and then sealed off.
If we determine a root canal treatment is the best solution to treat your teeth, our dentists will provide more information on this process and the procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate For a Root Canal?
You may need a root canal treatment if you experience mild to severe tooth pain that can be caused by an infection deep within the teeth. The pulp may have become infected due to an injury to the tooth or a severe, untreated cavity. Those that undergo this procedure can expect to see many benefits such as relief from pain and swelling, more efficient chewing, normal biting force and sensation, protection from wear on other teeth, and a natural-looking appearance.
Receive Root Canal Treatment Today
If you’re experiencing tooth pain and believe you may be a good candidate for a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our staff is kind, caring and knowledgeable in providing services to help improve your oral health. Here, we’ll be providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere as well as relieve you from any pain that you may have with root canal treatment, wisdom tooth extraction and other surgeries. We are also an emergency dental care service and provide care for patients from Swarthmore, Aston or Media, PA.