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Root Canal Treatment – York, PA

Let Us Help You Keep Your Natural Tooth

A dental infection can gradually cause a tooth to break down until there’s no choice but to extract it. The only way to keep your natural smile intact is by removing the infection before the worst happens. By using local anesthetics and proper pain medication, root canal therapy in York, PA can be performed with little or no discomfort, and in the long run, it’s often the best option for protecting your oral health. If you have a toothache, call York Smile Care right away to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cyriac.

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Why Choose York Smile Care for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Friendly Dentist with Nearly 30 Years of Experience
  • Multiple Sedation Options Available
  • Can Help Avoid Unnecessary Extractions

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Woman receiving root canal treatment

If you’re experiencing any of the following abnormal dental symptoms, you should schedule an exam with our York emergency dentist before the end of the week:

  • A pimple-like bump on your gums
  • Sharp pain when biting down
  • A toothache that has persisted for 24 hours
  • Bleeding gums
  • Dark discoloration on the tooth in question

During your biannual checkups, we will also examine your teeth and gums for early warning signs of decay and infection. That way, we can intervene with the necessary restorative care before any extensive or costly care is necessary.

The Root Canal Process

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If sedation dentistry is included in your treatment plan, then that will be the first step. Otherwise, we’ll start the entire process by numbing the area around the tooth. After that, we’ll create an opening in the enamel to give us access to the canal itself so that we can remove any infected tissue. Next, we need to clean the canal so that a new infection doesn’t form; once that’s done, we can fill the cleaned space with a type of sealant called gutta percha. We’ll probably recommend a crown to protect and improve the appearance of the affected tooth.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

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Here are a few of the many benefits of root canal treatment:

  • Save your natural tooth – Although there are several tooth-replacement solutions available, including dental implants, there’s nothing quite like your natural teeth. The good news is that root canal treatment can eliminate the infection, avoiding the need for extraction.
  • The procedure is painless – Thanks to powerful and effective numbing agents, you won’t feel any discomfort during your root canal treatment. We can also add sedation dentistry to your treatment plan to melt away any nerves or anxiety.
  • The restoration is made from lifelike materials – There was once a time when metal restorations were the only option. Today, we custom-make dental crowns so that they look and feel just like the real thing.