Root Canal Treatment & Family Dentistry in Philadelphia PA
When you need general and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or orthodontic services, look no further than Coleman & Turner Dental Associates in Philadelphia, PA. We help families smile by providing dental care from early childhood through adulthood. There are so many phases our teeth go through, and we use our teeth daily, so it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape by having regular check-ups. Cosmetic dentistry can help you gain back your smile if life has dulled it a bit. With procedures like teeth whitening and dental veneers, you can be confident when flashing a smile. Orthodontic services help straighten your teeth and the procedure that is best for you, along with the proper dental appliances.
Root Canal Therapy
Nothing strikes fear in residents of Philadelphia, PA than hearing the words “root canal.” It isn’t something to be afraid of. We are experts in doing root canals, and our efficient, effective process of cleaning out the root removes the infected and damage area quickly, sealing the space and getting you ready for a crown. This process is done to save the tooth. Your adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime and with proper dental care, including regular brushing, flossing, dental check-ups, and professional cleanings, they will.
Isn’t Root Canal Therapy Painful?
Root canal therapy has improved greatly over the years and is now relatively painless. You will feel some pressure from the dentist working on the tooth to remove the infected pulp, but after that, it should be smooth sailing. To be sure the infection hasn’t spread to other teeth, the dentist might prescribe an antibiotic mouthwash. Be sure to follow the directions when using it, as well as directions about eating, drinking and chewing while your crown is being made. Once your crown is made, and the dentist places it over the root canal tooth, you will be given instructions on how to care for your teeth and the crown. Follow them, and your root canal tooth with its crown should last the rest of your life.