Root canal by dentists in Warminster and Warrington, PA
Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Sometimes no symptoms are present.
Swelling and/or tenderness.
Reasons for root canal therapy:
Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
Injury or trauma to the tooth.
Ignoring the infected tooth pain may eventually lead to bone loss in jaw, an extraction, spreading infection or cause an abscess.Severe tooth decay, dental disease or traumatic injury can cause the pulp to become infected. All teeth contain pulp that is made up of blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp become infected, you may experience severe pain, jaw, facial or neck swelling and bad breath ( Halitosis). You may notice that tooth has turned dark and that a sac filled with pus along your gum line.
Root canal is relatively painless procedure at Dentistry by Design. Thanks to many years of experience and expertise, advance techniques, tools and anesthesia. Dr. Satashia and associates use painless STA injection technique in anesthesia and general dental technology which eliminate the pain and anxiety that many patients have.
What does root canal therapy involve?
A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a general dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).
While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.
At the next appointment, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full functionAfter treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment..After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.
You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.
You may contact our dental clinic anytime of a day if you are experiencing new or worsening toothache that may indicate you need a root canal. We can help you explain the procedure in more detail when we examine you in person.
Contact Dr. Kiran Satashia, your dentist in the Warminster, Warrington, Hatboro,Abington, Horsham, Jamison and Doylestown, PA for your dental care.