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Root Canal Therapy

 

Root canal treatment by dentist in Warminster and Warrington,PA- Dr.Kiran Satashia, Dr.Raha Mozaffari and Dr.Alex Mittleman

 

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.


Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. 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. Kiran Satashia and associates use painless STA injection technique in anesthesia and general dental technology which eliminate the pain and anxiety that many patients have. 

After removal of infected pulp and cleaning of your tooth from inside, Dr. Satashia then fill it with a medicated material, cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown over tooth to return the tooth to its original shape, structure and strength. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime and most part prevent future recurrent infection. We can help you explain the procedure in more detail when we examine you in person.  


Contact Dr. Kiran Satashia, your general, cosmetic and implant dentist in the Warminster, Warrington, Hatboro,Abington, Horsham, Jamison and Doylestown area in Bucks and Montgomery counties, PA for your dental care.

Office Location

  • Warminster
  • 1590 W Street Road
  • Warminster, Pennsylvania
  • 18974
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  • Call: (215) 957-0700