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Root Canal Therapy – Bensalem, PA

One of the Best Ways
to Save Damaged Teeth

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When a tooth is badly infected or damage, bacteria can reach the inner area where the sensitive pulp lies. This soft tissue is very susceptible to infections, but that doesn’t mean we can’t save it with root canal therapy if problems develop. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not actually difficult or uncomfortable to complete. If you’re experiencing severe dental discomfort and you’re not sure of the cause, give Perfect Smiles of Bensalem a call!

Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Same-Day Crowns with CEREC Available
  • Advanced Cone Beam CT Scanner for Better Treatment Planning
  • Caring Team Dedicated to Your Comfort

Do I Need a Root Canal?

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The symptoms for needing a root canal are generally quite clear, with dental discomfort being the most common and noticeable one. However, if you notice discomfort while chewing or have prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold substances that lingers for a long time, your inner tooth could be infected. This may also be the case if you start to notice fever symptoms, such as a high temperature. If your tooth is darkened or heavily discolored (i.e. brown, black or gray), get to our office as soon as possible.

What Should I Expect from the Process?

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Our goal is to not only save your tooth, but ensure you’re feeling as comfortable as possible about your root canal therapy. Prior to treatment, we’ll provide a local anesthetic to your tooth and the surrounding tissue so that you feel no discomfort during treatment. Then, we’ll create a small access hole in the crown portion of your tooth, begin irrigating and shaping the canal, and remove any and all bacteria or dead tissue. Once cleaned, we’ll place gutta percha, which reduces the risk of future infection and replace the tissue that was removed. We’ll cover the tooth with a crown and then provide you aftercare instructions moving forward.