Westtown Dental Care offer Endodontics to our Chester County, West Chester, PA, and other local patients. The dental specialty involving the nerves in teeth is called Endodontics. Root canals are one of the most well known treatments in dentistry and is the most common procedure relating to endodontics. Tooth infections are often times related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. If the nerves get infected they need to be removed. An untreated infection can turn into a more serious problem that might involve bone loss in the jaw.
Local anesthetics are used to numb the area at the start of the procedure. We will need to create an opening into the canal by drilling down into the tooth. Infected tissue is then removed and the canal cleaned. The space is filled with a sealant, once the infected area has been cleansed. Teeth that have undergone a root canal need crowns in order to improve their success chance. Also the crown will improve the appearance of the tooth.
Root canal is the last thing any patient wants to hear, but with improvements in techniques and technology there is no longer is a need to fear those words. In most cases patients feel little to no pain with proper medication & local anesthetics. Following the procedure there will be some soreness, but that is expected for most dental procedures. Often over the counter painkillers are enough to relieve any pain, but your dentist may prescribe more powerful medication. These infection are the cause of a lot of the pain the patients feel. Which this procedure will alleviate.
If you suspect your pain is from an infection contact Westtown Dental Care today!
Westtown Dental Care has many patients throughout the Chester County, Exton & other local areas that need endodontics. For fantastic care from a dentist office near Chester County, Kennet Square, and Malvern, choose Westtown Dental Care.