Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth
What Is Root Canal Therapy And Who Should Get It?
Root canal therapy (often called a root canal) is a common procedure at Lower Gwynedd Endodontics. A root canal can restore an infected tooth to its natural function and appearance. Contrary to popular belief, the process is typically no more painful than filling a cavity.
Drs. Levin and Greenfield would suggest a root canal treatment if your cavity is deep enough to become infected and spread to the nerves in the root of your tooth. Left untreated, a cavity this deep can become an abscess and may even lead to bone loss in your jaw as well as other health problems. Drs. Levin and Greenfield may also recommend a root canal for cracked or damaged teeth (where the tooth’s nerves are exposed).
A Root Canal Can Keep You Healthy
When one of our dentists performs a root canal, they will clear your tooth’s roots of bacteria and infected tissue and then dry and seal them. Often, a crown is placed over your tooth for further protection. This can prevent infections from spreading to other areas and can help keep you and your smile healthy.
Nearly 16 million root canals are performed in the United States alone each year, and root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures here at Lower Gwynedd Endodontics. Don’t let root canal hearsay frighten you. Today, with safe and effective anesthesia, precise tools, and incredible imaging technology, a root canal doesn’t have to be painful — in fact, it relieves pain.
Let Drs. Levin and Greenfield Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy
We’re extremely experienced in root canal therapy. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask us. Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from receiving treatment. Your best oral and overall health may depend on it.
If you are concerned about an issue with your teeth and you believe that a root canal may be the solution, please call us at (215) 654-5380 or email us.