About Root Canal Treatment
When tooth decay is identified early enough, it can generally be addressed with a dental crown or filling. However, if the decay spreads deeper into the tooth and bacteria infect the inner portion (pulp), a root canal will likely be needed. A root canal is a type of endodontic treatment that can restore health to the tooth and keep the infection from causing further damage in the mouth or jaw. At Byers Station Dental, our skilled general dentists perform root canal treatment to remove infected pulp tissue and strengthen teeth from within. If you think you could benefit from root canal therapy, please call Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA to set up a consultation. Our dentists are trained in endodontics and take special measures to ensure patient comfort during treatment.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"We happened upon Byers Station Dental just as we were looking for a new practice and we are so glad we did. Online scheduling was as easy as pie and the reminder system made it so I didn't forget my appointment! I scheduled my entire family and the admin team made sure all of our records transferred seamlessly from the previous practice we were with. The office is visually gorgeous, well appointed, and very comfortable. You will feel more like you are in a spa with so much natural light, hardwood floors and beautiful furniture. For some reason, that made me feel really good when I walked in, but that was just the beginning! The office staff was so welcoming and kind every step fo the way. Kelly, in particular, was very helpful in getting me acquainted with the practice, answering questions about my insurance, and following up with my visit closely and carefully (I had a temporary crown placed and Kelly reassured me that what i was feeling was normal and also that I had access to ongoing care if I experienced any pain or discomfort out of the "normal" zone.) Kelly also bent over backwards to get the crown work I needed scheduled as quickly as possible. The practice is busy and filling up fast, but Kelly made sure my needs were prioritized, as I was experiencing some pain prior to to the work. The hygienist, Ashley, is awesome. She is energetic and sweet, VERY thorough (that was the best cleaning I have had in a while) and incredibly gentle. And Dr. Moon is amazing, just amazing. I cannot say enough about her. I have a mouth full of teeth that have fillings, some quite old, and upon meeting me so did a thorough assessment of what my teeth needed to be healthy and strong. I wasn't thrilled to hear about needing the crown, but before Dr. Moon consulted with me I didn't realize the dangers of living with tiny fractures in my old fillings (which apparently just happens over time.) When she did the work I was very impressed.... she was slow (especially with the novocaine shot, which makes it considerably less painful!), careful, talked with me about what she was doing, and put me at ease while she worked. I felt like I understood what she was doing and why, which made the whole experience less anxiety producing. I went back yesterday to have the permanent crown placed and another filling repaired and I went in with confidence and excitement knowing that my teeth would feel better and be stronger than they have been in a while. If you have been putting off finding a new dentist for any reason, just stop and call this practice. You will be SO glad you did."- E.M. / Google / Jan 11, 2022
Is a Root Canal Right for You?
Internally damaged or infected teeth may be the result of a large cavity, a deep crack, or physical trauma to a tooth. Without timely and professional care in these cases, the tooth may end up requiring extraction. You may need root canal treatment if you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms:
- Jaw or tooth pain
- Pressure or swelling in the jaw
- A pimple-like blister on the gums
- Temperature sensitivity
- Discomfort when eating
- Darkening of the tooth enamel
What Is the Treatment Process?
Before the treatment, our dentists will explain the procedure and answer any questions you have. We do not want you to feel anxious, nervous, or fearful during your visit at Byers Station Dental and can provide nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel at ease. After thoroughly numbing the tooth and surrounding area, our dentists will assess the inner chamber of your tooth and carefully extract the affected pulp. From there, the inside of the empty chamber will be carefully sterilized to eliminate decay and bacteria. Once it is cleaned, the tooth will be filled with a special material sealed with a sedative filling to initiate the healing process.
Recovery Following Endodontic Treatment
Over the next few days, any tooth pain or symptoms you were experiencing before the root canal should start to subside. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to help enhance your comfort as you heal. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to treat any infection. We will help you schedule a follow-up visit at our Chester Springs, PA facility so our dentists can evaluate the condition of your tooth as it recovers. Since root canal-treated teeth tend to be at higher risk for breakage, a dental crown may also be recommended to protect and strengthen your tooth.
Are Root Canals Covered by Insurance?
Endodontic treatments, like root canal therapy, may be covered in part by dental insurance. To understand your individual plan and benefits, our business team will contact your provider. We will talk with you about any estimated out-of-pocket costs and explain the convenient payment options accepted at Byers Station Dental. We strive to make high-quality care affordable and accessible so you and your family can experience healthy, happy smiles.
Regain Oral Health With Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are routine procedures performed to treat damaged, abscessed, or infected teeth and return health and wellness to your smile. Our dentists are pleased to offer personalized and gentle root canal care to help save infected teeth from requiring extraction. Reach out to Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA today to arrange a consultation and learn more about how endodontic therapy can improve your oral health.
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