Our experienced dentist may recommend a root canal if you have a tooth with damaged, infected, or decayed nerves or tooth pulp. This type of problem typically occurs when injury or decay reaches beyond the outer layer of enamel and deep into the tooth, causing pain and discomfort and affecting your ability to perform daily actions, such as chewing with ease. When left untreated, this type of infection or injury can cause your tooth to die and leave extraction as the only viable treatment.
Root canal therapy is the alternative solution. With a root canal, Dr. Andrew Cohen can save your tooth, removing the infected and damaged tissues from within your tooth so that it can remain in your mouth for years to come. While root canals have a reputation as a painful and uncomfortable treatment, the advances made in treatment, technology, and anesthesia allow our dentist to perform your procedure with minimal discomfort.
After providing you with anesthesia, our dentist will remove the damaged tissues from within the tooth, and then clean it and fill it with a medicated material. The tooth will then be capped with a restoration (typically a dental crown) to restore and strengthen the tooth and help prevent future infections from occurring. Most root canal treatments can be completed in one or two appointments.
We welcome you to contact the office of Andrew Cohen, DMD, at 215-572-7566 to learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy smile.