About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior area of the tooth (or pulp) becomes infected, it can cause lots of discomfort and the entire tooth begins to die if the infection is not stopped. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA takes out the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and permit proper healing start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA, our dentists offer root canal therapies to help patients and restore their dental health.
"Yesterday was my first time at the location. I had an abscess tooth and was in immediate need of relief. I just walked in and they were able to see me within the hour. Everyone was professional and kind. Since, Dentalworks was not able to remove the tooth, Dr. Gomez gave me a referral for an oral surgeon. The dental team also outlined a variety of procedures that I will need in the future (my teeth are horrible and it has been a while since I saw a dentist.) They all explained why the procedures would be needed versus just telling me about them. I appreciated it quite a lot. The fact I got xrays, a treatment plan, an antibiotic, and a referral immediately and for only a few dollars, I am more than pleased."- J.M. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Amazing dentist's office! Extremely professional and explained everything they were doing throughout the process. Highest recommendations. You won't be disappointed if you go here!"- S.D. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"DentalWorks was great! They took me in 5 minutes before my appointment time for my dental cleaning and exam. The hygienist was very good and the dentist was friendly and very good. They did a procedure on my front teeth to protect the nerve. I didn't need to schedule another appointment. Thanks very much!"- D.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2019
"Dr. Ibrahim is fantastic."- R.G. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
"Great place. Great environment. Clean and friendly staff and very good dentist."- D.B. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to desensitize the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation as needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing a bacterial infection (usually patients with heart problems like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and recover at their own home, but some sedation methods may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will experience short-term numbness and some patients may experience minor pain that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary cap was placed on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. Following a root canal, dental care including flossing and brushing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills as recommended by our dentists are important to keep up the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually paid in part by the individual's dental insurance, but it may not pay added costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA take several methods of payment and DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills can help individuals with financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more dangerous dental health problems, do not avoid talking with our dentists regarding root canal therapies. With modern dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA, treating an infected tooth does not have to be excruciating or difficult.