Dental Solutions on 13th Street
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dental root canal treatment is a way to relieve a patient’s tooth pain permanently by removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside a tooth. The pulp contains the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
Our dentist will suggest this treatment when it’s not possible to treat or save the pulp, but he or she wants to save your tooth. Signs you may need a root canal include:
General dentists often perform root canals, but they will refer complex cases to a trusted endodontist. Endodontists specialize in performing difficult root canals. If you’re looking for a root canal dentist, contact our office today to schedule your appointment so our dentist can ease your pain and save your tooth.
Expect your treatment to take one to two hours. Afterward, your dentist will explain why you need to return for a root canal crown.
Our dentist cannot provide an estimate without giving you an examination first. Your cost depends on how damaged your tooth is and which tooth is affected. A root canal on a front tooth is less expensive because the tooth only has one root; molars typically have four roots. If you have dental insurance, your plan may cover a portion of the fee. Call our office to schedule an examination.
Standard root canals are by far the most common type of endodontic treatment dentists perform. Other types of root canals include pediatric pulpotomies, where a dentist places a medicated filling in the pulp chamber of a baby tooth if the pulp is healthy enough, and apicoectomies, which are used to treat previously failed root canals. In an apicoectomy, the dentist will remove the tip of a tooth’s root and seals the canals.
Root canals are not painful; they relieve pain. Our dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area so you won’t feel any pain during the treatment. Call our office at (215) 941-5634 to schedule an appointment for a root canal in Center City Philadelphia to get fast relief from your tooth pain.