Root canal treatments have a bit of a bad reputation, but today’s modern methods and improved procedures means that this procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a routine filling. Our restorative dentist at Yardley Dental Arts has access to all the latest equipment and a root canal dentist who will make you feel at ease. Get in touch if you’re experiencing tooth ache or tooth sensitivity, and we’ll schedule an appointment to determine the cause of your problem.
What is a Root Canal?
It is a dental treatment used to remove decay from the inside of a tooth. The treatment includes the filling and sealing of the tooth so that no further decay or damage can occur. Another reason for having a root canal is to repair teeth that have been affected by an abscess. It is a treatment that can save a tooth which has been severely damaged, so that it doesn’t have to be extracted.
A root canal dentist creates a small hole in the damaged tooth in order to remove all the infected parts. It will be the dental pulp that gets removed and sometimes the root. There is no need to worry about losing the root as it is only used to feel sensations such as hot and cold and for the tooth to grow in. Removal of the root is in no way detrimental to the tooth. Removing it will prevent the infection from spreading. When the removal is finished, the area will be cleaned. It is also usual for antibiotics to be prescribed to ensire the infection is completely eliminated.
When the area has been cleaned of the infection, the hole is sealed up. A substance called gutta-percha is used. It is a rubber-like substance that stabilizes the tooth. For further strength and to protect the tooth, a filling or crown will be used. These will be a tooth-color, so that they blend seamlessly with the teeth around it.
Whether you need a simple checkup or would like to know what to do about a specific oral problem, our restorative dentist at Yardley Dental Arts is waiting to hear from you. Call (215) 504-2400 today and make your appointment. You don’t have to suffer dental pain any longer, because we will determine the problem and provide the best solution for you and your smile.
"My mission is to always provide extraordinary dental care in a compassionate setting. At Yardley Dental Arts, quality is key! We are NOT a high volume, high turnover office. We are patient centric office. Our practice model allows for concierge service and exclusive one on one time with the doctor and the hygienists. We pride ourselves on using premier materials, labs and the latest in dental technology including our GREEN CT 3D SCANNER, delivering high quality images at a fraction of the radiation as compared to the standard. This allows for fully customized treatment plans focusing on your specific needs and comfort level.
It’s a pleasure to serve you and your family for your comprehensive dental needs. Every one of us is passionate about what we do, and it shows! I look forward to meeting you."
At Dr. Patel’s office, you will experience a new approach to dentistry as we continue to aspire and drive forward to be the best place for dental care: A concierge dental practice with a patient centric philosophy.
At our office we offer everything from cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea treatment using the latest dental technology because we believe by constantly training our staff, continuing our education and adopting the latest dental technology it will lead to an extraordinary dental experience.