Root Canal Therapy

Many people believe that root canal therapy is a painful dental treatment. In reality, it is an effective general dental treatment to stop pain, not cause it. Root canals have received a bad reputation due to the symptoms they treat. At Ambler Dental Care, we want to assure our patients in Ambler, Blue Bell, Horsham and the surrounding areas that it is not the root canal therapy that is painful – it is infected teeth that cause the pain.

When a tooth’s interior becomes exposed, decay and infection can infiltrate the inside of the tooth. This can happen through a crack or damage to the exterior, or through decay that is allowed to proceed into the dentin and pulp of the tooth. Once bacteria are allowed inside the tooth, infection can take hold. This can cause inflammation or an abscess that can put pressure on the nerve of the tooth, causing severe pain.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

Once a tooth is infected, the abscess and infection must be removed to save the tooth. In many cases, this is only possible through a root canal. This process removes the decay and infection inside the tooth, as well as the nerve root. The tooth is then packed with a material to keep it sterilized and fitted for a dental crown to protect the tooth from damage.

For the patient, the process is much like an extensive cavity repair, with the same level of discomfort or pain. But this is usually minimal in comparison to the pain caused by the infected tooth. Once the infection and nerve is removed, so is the source of the pain, giving great relief to the patient while saving their tooth from extraction.

Don’t be afraid of root canal therapy. It can relieve the pain of an infected tooth. You can trust our compassionate team at Ambler Dental Care to make sure you are comfortable and at ease while we treat your infected tooth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member.

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