Two words can strike fear into the most courageous of souls: root canal. But at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale, root canals are performed with the patient’s comfort uppermost in mind.
A root canal is a procedure done to save a tooth. It treats the inside of the tooth, and becomes necessary when a cavity infects its interior. The infection can cause increased sensitivity and a whole lot of pain.
The technical term for a root canal is endodontic therapy. It works like this: an access hole is drilled in the surface of the infected tooth, then the damaged interior, or pulp, is removed. The remaining tooth is thoroughly cleaned, filled, and sealed. A crown is placed over the whole thing to protect it, and provide a natural-looking appearance.
No one likes going to the dentist to begin with, and root canals have the reputation of being painful. In fact, the opposite is true: infected teeth cause pain, and root canals relieve it.
Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry also offers general and family dentistry, and popular procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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410 N Broad St