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Root Canal Treatment

Makes Dental Pain Go Away

X-ray of root canal treated toothThe structure of your teeth consists of a hard outer covering called the enamel, a middle layer called the dentin and an inside chamber consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and cells. The last area extends to the tooth roots and into the jaw bone by means of pathways called root canals. This inner chamber is called the pulp. The tooth receives its nerves and blood supply via the root canals.

If the root canal becomes inflamed or infected as a result of injury, trauma, decay, or invasive dental work, then root canal treatment is needed to stop the spread of infection and save the tooth.

You may be a candidate for root canal treatment at our dental office in Canonsburg, PA if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

When you come to our clinic for treatment, Dr. Raj will first examine your tooth and take an X-ray to diagnose the cause of discomfort. If root canal treatment is needed, the procedure is begun by administering local anesthesia (and sedation for patients who suffer from dental anxiety). The infected pulp is thoroughly cleaned and any dead or damaged tissue, nerves, and bacteria are removed. The area is then flushed and filled with a dental filling. A temporary restoration such as a crown may be placed to protect the tooth from fracturing. Once the area heals completely, the temporary restoration is replaced with a permanent one.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is painless when performed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Raj. The Center One Dental team is excellent at dealing with patients who suffer from nervousness and fear of dental treatment. We will treat you with the utmost care and prioritize your comfort during the procedure. To know if you need root canal treatment for your infected tooth, schedule an appointment by contacting us.

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