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Root Canal Therapy

root canal

If a tooth cavity is left untreated for a long time, bacteria will eventually invade the pulp inside the tooth, which can lead to a lot of pain. In this scenario, root canal therapy is vital to preserving the tooth. Root canal therapy involves cleaning and disinfecting an inflamed pulp inside the tooth, and then the space is filled with dental material to prevent the recurrence of infection.

Root canal therapy is a popular procedure in the United States. About 15 million root canal procedures are done each year, and this particular treatment has a high success rate of up to 98%.

When should you consider scheduling an appointment for root canal therapy? Some common symptoms you will feel when your root canal has been infected are:

  • High sensitivity to hot and cold food

  • Deep pain in your tooth

  • Swollen jaw

  • Swollen gums

  • Tooth discoloration

  • Loose tooth


One of the biggest fears related to root canal treatment is the pain associated with the procedure. However, since we will apply anesthesia, the process should be painless. After the procedure, we provide pain relievers to our patients.

Within a day after your treatment, you may return to your daily activities. Fortunately, your root canal treatment can last for a lifetime with proper oral care.

If you are experiencing symptoms related to root canal infection, then you may schedule an appointment at The Schiff & Moniz Dental Group. Dr. Richard Titlebaum, one of the top dentists in Pennsylvania, will provide excellent root canal therapy and overall oral care to you.

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