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Philadelphia Root Canal

Root canal therapy in Philadelphia

Philadelphia root canal

Philadelphia root canal

If you are experiencing tooth pain when you eat something hot or cold, it may be a sign that you have an infection in your tooth. If this is the case, you will definitely want to visit our dental practice because it sounds like you may be needing an immediate root canal treatment. At The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, you will be able to be seen by our expert dentist, Dr. Norman Tabas. Dr. Tabas has been providing exemplary dental care to our South Philly community for more than 30 years. When you come to our dental practice, our dentist will assess your individual situation to determine the cause of your tooth pain and to see if you will benefit from a Philadelphia root canal.

A Philadelphia root canal treatment will be performed to save the life of the tooth. If the tooth is infected or damaged and needs root canal therapy, it will never get better by itself. In fact, if the tooth does not receive a Philadelphia root canal treatment, it will end up falling out, or need to be extracted. When a tooth is infected, it is very dangerous to leave it in your mouth, untreated, because infection can spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body. However, a root canal treatment can be effective in over 90% of cases. After our dentist has had a chance to review your individual situation he can determine whether or not the root canal treatment will be effective for you.

When you have a Philadelphia root canal procedure you will remain in total comfort. Our dentist will gain access to the center of your tooth and thoroughly clean out the tooth and root canal system. Then your tooth will be sealed to keep any bacteria from reentering the tooth. Your tooth will most likely need to be restored using a porcelain crown, however, a temporary crown will be installed right after the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment can take one or two visits depending on the extent of the treatment that needs to be performed. Our dentist will be able to provide you with specific information regarding your treatment time once he has had a chance to examine your tooth and take any necessary x-rays. If you have a painful tooth and feel you may need a root canal, contact our office for an appointment. Let them know the exact nature of your call so they will be able to get you into our office as soon as possible. The sooner a root canal treatment is performed, the greater chance there is of it being successful.

2534 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 268-6607

Philadelphia Root Canal

Tooth extraction in Philadelphia

Philadelphia root canal

Philadelphia root canal

When tooth decay forms a cavity deep enough to allow bacteria to enter the pulp chamber of your tooth, you can end up with an infection in the nerve. This typically leads to intense pain, especially when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth. In order relieve the pain, and also to save the tooth from being removed, you can get our Philadelphia root canal. At The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, you will have the advantage of having root canal therapy done by our highly skilled and experienced dentist. And while some people are afraid of getting a root canal, with today’s modern techniques and tools, the procedure need not be scary, and you will be kept as comfortable as possible during it. There is about a 90% success rate for root canal, so you can feel confident that you will be able to retain your tooth.

Aside from a deep cavity or large filling, a tooth that is cracked or chipped can also put you at risk for needing our Philadelphia root canal. And in more rare instances, facial trauma due to an accident or injury may be the reason why. In addition to pain, you might also experience sensitivity to hot or cold food or beverages, tooth discoloration or tenderness in your gums. When you are noticing any of those symptoms, you should call us right away and schedule an examination. If a great deal of swelling is present, you may need antibiotics to bring it down before the root canal can be performed.

You will be numbed sufficiently with a local anesthetic prior to the start of our Philadelphia root canal so that you are at ease during it. Most patients report little or even no pain as part of it. The tooth is drilled from the top in order to gain access to the pulp, which is then removed along with the nerve. Different types of teeth have varying numbers of canals, but each will be cleaned thoroughly. A putty-like substance is then used to fill them afterward to prevent any further infection.

One or more sessions will be required, depending on several factors, including the number of canals to be addressed. Between visits, you will get a temporary crown put on to protect the tooth. When our Philadelphia root canal is completed, you will then be measured and later fitted for a permanent crown.

2534 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 268-6607