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Root Canals

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Root Canals Easton, PA

Root canal treatment is a designed to treat problems of the nerve tissue inside the tooth. This procedure becomes necessary when infection or inflammation develops in the nerve tissue. Without treatment an abscess may form and can contribute to systematic problems in other parts of the body. In the event that you do need a root canal, don’t worry- it’s one of the most routine and effective procedures, and it can often be accomplished in just one visit. First an anesthetic will be administered to numb the tooth and the surrounding area to help alleviate pain throughout the procedure. A small opening will then be made in the surface of the tooth to remove the dead and dying nerve tissue. Once completed, adhesive cement is used to seal the opening in the tooth to prevent further infection. Following root canal treatment, your tooth may feel some sensitivity or tenderness for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are generally effective in relieving discomfort, but prescription medications may also be given if needed. During this period, it may help to avoid biting hard on the affected tooth. All of these symptoms, however, should be temporary. Call to schedule your root canal treatment today!

When do you need a Root Canal?

Check These Symptoms:

-Moderate to severe lingering tooth pain when drinking both hot and cold
– Pain when chewing or biting on a tooth. You may notice slight swelling and the tooth will besensitive to touch
-A bubble has formed on your gum that looks similar to a pimple’. When pressed it may bleed or release fluid.
-The pain starts in one tooth and gravitates to your jaw or head