What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

Root canal.

When patients hear these words, they often cringe at the idea of an invasive and painful procedure. However, root canals get a bad rap. They are not actually as scary as the media has made them out to be. At Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center, patients can seek root canal therapy with our team and have a positive experience in the dental chair.

What is root canal therapy?

Our team describes root canal therapy as a procedure that is used to remove the dental pulp from within the natural tooth canals. By doing so, the tooth is deadened and patients who have experienced pain and discomfort will find relief. Patients often believe root canal therapy causes pain, when in fact it is performed to relieve patients of pain. Root canal therapy may be used on teeth that have experienced large areas of decay, are infected, or have an abscess.

What alternatives are available for root canals?

Instead of root canal therapy, the only option in most cases is permanent extraction. However, our team avoids permanent extraction whenever possible. Root canal therapy makes it possible to save the natural tooth structure and avoid future costs for dentures, bridges, or dental implants. Root canal therapy may weaken a tooth, but this is counteracted by the fabrication and placement of a porcelain dental crown in the dental chair.

Do root canal procedures hurt?

The team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center wants every patient to have a positive, pain-free experience. They offer proper sedation methods and anesthetics to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Patients who are in pain can have root canal therapy performed to eliminate it, allowing them to return to their daily activities with little interruption.

Call Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center today!

Patients in and around the area of Bethlehem and Allentown, PA who are ready to work with a dental team that provides restorative solutions such as root canal therapy are welcome to call our practice today. Drs. Riyaz K. Gangji, Efraim Ramirez Lugo, and Sandip Ladani can be reached for an appointment at (610) 861-0190. They have two convenient locations to choose from and encourage new patients to start working with their team of professionals.

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