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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is a dental procedure that can be is used to save a tooth suffering from a pulp infection. The pulp is the innermost portion of the tooth. An infection in the pulp can occur for several reasons including cavities, decay, trauma or a fracture in the tooth. Left untreated, this kind of infection can spread and cause more serious damage; therefore, it is essential for the infected pulp to be removed through root canal treatment.

Root Canal Infection Symptoms

  • A severe toothache
  • A pimple on the gums
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to cold and hot
  • Tender, swollen gums

While many fear that a root canal treatment is painful, in fact, the infection is far more uncomfortable, and this treatment will bring relief. The procedure involves numbing the area and isolating it to keep it dry and prevent the infection from spreading. A hole is made in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. All infected tissues are removed using special instruments, and the space is sealed using a material known as gutta-percha. A temporary filling material or crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it. At your next appointment, the temporary restoration will be removed, and a permanent crown will be placed on the tooth for protection.

If you are experiencing any signs of a root canal infection, call the experts at Premier Dentistry of Philadelphia. Contact us today at (215) 234-7644 to schedule your visit.

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"When I came to this practice, I had a lot of dental work to get done. I hadn't been to the dentist in quite awhile. Dr. Shamloo and Dr. Ram were patient, gentle, and caring. They explained everything in detail and took their time to make sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend this office."

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"Wow!! For my first check up in over a year, I was a bit nervous. Luckily everyone in the office was so friendly and made me feel like part of their family. Everything went smooth and I felt at ease getting my treatment done, which has not been my experience with my prior dentists. Dr. Ram explained exactly what was going on and made sure I felt comfortable. I had a ton of questions and Michelle was really understanding and knowledgeable. Everyone in the office seemed super friendly especially Amy at the front desk! I'd highly recommend them for anyone looking to get quality dental care in a stress free way! :)"

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