Root Canal

What Is A Root Canal?

While not everyone has dental anxieties or fears the dentist, we do know that finding out that you need to undergo a dental procedure can make even the bravest person a bit nervous. That’s why here at Community Health Clinic, we make it our mission to provide you with the comprehensive care you need in a relaxing setting, and with that gentle touch. Root canal treatments are performed all the time, so there is no reason to worry. Sit back, relax, and find out what goes into getting a root canal.

Understanding A Root Canal

A root canal is an endodontic treatment that involves removing an inflamed or infected dental pulp, which lies inside the tooth. The dental pulp can be affected by decay, infection, or trauma. When this happens, the only choice is to remove it to prevent the problem from spreading. As you might imagine, if you leave decay or an infection untreated you will end up facing some serious issues like tooth loss and even bone loss.

Our compassionate dental team at Artiste Dentistry makes it as easy and as painless as possible. A root canal should really not be something to fear. In most cases, if you are in need of a root canal you’re probably also experiencing pretty severe dental pain and desperately want relief. Root canal therapy can provide relief.

What To Expect

Before we even begin, the first thing we will do is numb the area with local anesthesia. This will ensure that you don’t feel anything throughout the course of your procedure. Rest assured, we are here to provide you with the very best care possible to protect the health of your smile.

Once the dental pulp has been removed we will need to fill the inside of the tooth, as well as the root canals to prevent bacteria from entering. Once this is complete, we will also have a dental crown made to fit over the tooth to protect it and restore function.

What's Next?

If you are experiencing dental pain or other symptoms it’s important that you call our Greensburg or New Kensington, PA office today at (724) 335-3334 or at (724) 204-1801. Protect the health of your smile.