Root Canal Therapy

Expert Root Canal Treatment in Southampton, PA

Root canal therapy is a procedure treating inflammation or disease in the roots of a tooth. It relieves pain and attempts to save the tooth from potentially needing to be extracted.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, called endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure to save a severely decayed or infected tooth. It involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the root canals, and sealing the tooth to avoid further infection.

Symptoms Treated:

  • Persistent toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Pain when biting or chewing

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment:

  • Relieves tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Saves natural teeth from extraction
  • Restores normal biting and chewing function
  • Prevents the distribution of infection to other teeth

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Antibiotics may manage many infections, but root canal therapy may be the only option in some cases. While you might have a seriously infected tooth without causing any symptoms or signs of a disease, the following are the most typical signals that you need treatment:
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • An abscess around the gums
  • Tenderness
  • Severe chronic and a painful toothache

What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

The dentist will initially numb the tooth, and the procedure is painless.
After the procedure, the dentist places a temporary filling to protect the treated root canal until the final crown is fabricated and placed to protect the tooth long-term.

Risks and Limitations of Root Canal Treatment:

While root canal treatment is highly successful, some risks include possible reinfection, rare complications, and the need for additional restoration after the procedure. Our skilled dentists will discuss all aspects with you during the consultation.

Post-Treatment Care of Root Canal:

After your root canal treatment, sustain proper oral hygiene practices and show up for regular dental check-ups. Avoid biting on hard objects and follow any specific instructions our dental team provides.

Pricing and Insurance Information:

Our clinic offers competitive pricing for root canal therapy. The cost may vary depending on the tooth’s location and complexity. We accept different insurance plans, and our team will lead you through the payment process.

For expert root canal treatment in Southampton, PA, visit our dental clinic. Our experienced dentists ensure your comfort and deliver top-notch care to preserve your natural smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our dentist.

Root Canal Treatment FAQs

What is a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental technique to save an infected or severely decayed tooth by removing the damaged pulp and cleaning the root canals.

Is root canal treatment painful?

No, root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience. You may experience mild discomfort during recovery, which you can manage with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does a root canal treatment take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the tooth's complexity and the extent of the infection. Typically, you can complete root canal treatment in one or two visits.

How much does a root canal treatment cost?

The cost of root canal treatment varies based on the tooth's location and the case's complexity. Our dental team will provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.

Is a crown necessary after a root canal treatment?

A dental crown is often recommended after root canal treatment to protect and strengthen the treated tooth, preventing any future damage.