Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Root Canals

If you have an infected nerve in your tooth, a root canal procedure is necessary for saving your tooth and alleviating your pain. Once a nerve becomes infected, it is incredibly important to have this procedure performed or the infection could become an abscess, which can lead to the infection spreading into your jawbone. When the infection reaches this point, it could result in a loss of bone mass in your jaw. If you are experiencing extreme pain in one of your teeth, you may have an infected tooth in need of a root canal Drs. Shireen Malik and James Cavalancia of Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA have the skills and experience to help you.

During a root canal procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area around the infected tooth. Your doctor then drills into the tooth to access the canal and remove the infected tissue. Then the canal is cleaned before being filled with a sealant. A crown is used to cap the tooth, which improves the strength and appearance of the remaining tooth structure. It will also help protect the tooth from further infection.

If this process sounds scary, you should know that advances in modern dental technology have made root canals a much easier process with many more benefits than disadvantages. There is little pain in root canal procedures thank sot local anesthetics and pain medications, and any resultant soreness is well below the pain of infection.

If you are feeling pain and sensitivity to heat, cold and pressure in one of your teeth, you may need a root canal procedure. For relief from you pain, schedule an appointment with at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center  in Philadelphia, PA by calling (215) 279-1193. For more information about the dentists or their services, visit

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