An infected tooth can be painful – root canal therapy can stop the pain and save your tooth from extraction. If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth and need dental care in Blue Bell, call us at Ambler Dental Care. We offer gentle, expedient root canals at our office in Ambler.
Root canals are used to remove diseased or infected tooth material from within the tooth canal. This procedure is performed by going into the tooth through the top, or cusp, of the tooth and removing the pulp and nerve roots in the canals that have become decayed or infected. Once the tooth is cleared of infection, it is sterilized and repacked before it is sealed. Since a significant amount of tooth material is removed, a dental crown is usually placed over the tooth to protect it from damage.