Do I need root canal treatment?

Dental pulp is the soft area in the center of a tooth where the veins, nerves, and connective tissues are located. When the dental pulp becomes infected or diseased, our dentist may recommend a root canal in York, Pennsylvania. Our dentist will remove the infected dental pulp, clean the tooth thoroughly, and seal the tooth. If you notice any of the following symptoms, root canal treatment may be necessary:

  • Severe toothache
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of a tooth
  • Swelling and pain in the gums
  • A pimple on the gums that will not go away

How is root canal treatment performed?

Dr. Charles Anonye will first take an X-ray to examine the shape of your root canals and to check for signs of infection in the surrounding bone. An access hole is made in the tooth so the infected pulp, bacteria, and debris can be removed. Root canal files are used to clean the tooth all the way down the roots. When the tooth is clean, our dentist will seal it with a sealer paste and a rubber compound. The access hole is closed with a dental filling.

Feel free to contact Heritage Dental today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.