Root Canal Therapy – Philadelphia, PA

Stop Your Pain,
Save Your Tooth

There is a common misconception that root canal therapy is an extremely painful procedure. In fact, the opposite is true: a root canal can stop severe, persistent tooth pain while also preventing infections from spreading further than they already have. Do you have a toothache that has only grown worse over time? Get in touch with Dentex Dental of Philadelphia; after a quick examination, we can decide whether root canal therapy from our Philadelphia, PA dentist is necessary to provide the relief you need.

Why Choose Dentex Dental of Philadelphia for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Comfortable Dental Office & Sedation Options
  • Modern Dental Office with Advanced Tech
  • Same-Day Crowns Available

The Root Canal Procedure

Models of the inside of a healthy tooth and a tooth in need of root canal therapy

At the beginning of the procedure, we’ll use X-rays to check the shape of the root canals inside the tooth and make sure the infection hasn’t spread to the surrounding bone. We’ll then numb the area and open the tooth so that we can remove the pulp – the soft tissue inside the tooth that can become inflamed or infected. The next step is to clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly so that no bacteria or infectious material remains. The final step is to refill and reseal the tooth; a crown is often required afterward.

Reasons for a Root Canal

Patient in need of a root canal holding jaw in pain

Root canal therapy is performed when the tooth’s nerve tissue, or pulp, has been infected. The longer the infection goes on, the worse it becomes, and it will never heal or go away on its own. Eventually, the tooth will be damaged to the point where it can no longer be saved. Also, the infection can spread beyond the tooth and start attacking the underlying bone. In extreme cases, the bacteria can reach other parts of the body and could even put your life at risk.