What is a Root Canal?
Also known as endodontics.
Infected pulp tissue will not heal on its own. This is when a dentist will need to perform root canal therapy on the infected pulp, the root, and down into the tooth canal. This is really the dentist’s last option to prevent the necessity for a tooth extraction.
After the dentist has removed the infected tissue, he will fill the tooth canal in order to protect the tooth against repeated infection in the future. Usually, he will need to follow the root canal with a core build-up and a crown for additional strength and protection for the tooth.
Our dentists in West Chester, PA can eliminate your symptoms by getting to the root of the problem.
Traditionally, most patients shy away from any possibility of a root canal. It is crucial that patients understand that a root canal is a beneficial tool that is available. It may be the only way that your dentist can resolve your extreme pain, deal with the infection, and still preserve your natural teeth. A skilled dentist with good training and experience will be able to conduct a root canal with nearly no pain.
We get great care and are always treated with courtesy and respect at West Chester Dental Arts. I’d recommend this practice to anyone — even friends that aren’t so fond of dental visits. WCDA is the best!
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