Montgomery County PA Root Canal Dentist
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth from extraction, the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp), nerves, bacteria, and decay are removed and the empty space is filled with special medicated material to seal the emptied canal. Next, a crown will be placed on top of the tooth. The reason being that the tooth is now weaker because the structure has been changed. In order to protect the tooth and prevent any further damage, a crown should be placed.
Why Should I Consider A Root Canal?
Root canals are procedures that help save the tooth. The goal is always to save your natural teeth, if possible, because if extraction is necessary then a replacement is highly recommended. Many problems occur when you have missing teeth including:
- Shifting of adjacent teeth
- Bone loss
- Facial structure changes and appears “sunken in”
These problems may occur when your oral care has been ignored. That why it is so important to see a qualified, experienced dentist in Jenkintown to handle even the most complicated of cases. If not treated, an infection can occur causing an abscess meaning pain and swelling. Proper diagnosis, treatment, and care are imperative to the success of your root canal.
At Jenkintown Dental Medicine, Our Passion Is Your Smile
Everyone knows that having a great smile not only boosts your confidence, but also is a sign of good overall health. Catherine West D.M.D., Brian Wilk D.M.D., and our team of cosmetic dentists in Jenkintown are committed to providing you with the healthy, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. We take pride in offering the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry including dental implants to brighten, enhance, repair and straighten your teeth. We also provide the following dental services: Invisalign clear braces, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, dental implants, fillings/restorations, dentures, bridges, dental crowns, tooth extractions, root canals, bonding porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and teeth whitening. Proudly serving Jenkintown PA, Abington PA, Elkins Park PA, Cheltenham PA, Glenside PA, Willow Grove PA, Wyncote and surrounding areas.