Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Pennlyn Pike Blue, PA, 19422, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422
The interior of each tooth contains a soft substance called pulp, and it contains nerves and blood vessels that help to maintain the tooth. Sometimes, due to injury, illness or another issue, the pulp will become infected and cause severe pain. When this happens, you need oral surgery, also known as endodontic therapy, to remove the damaged pulp and restore health to the tooth. If you think you need this procedure, then call our Blue Bell office and we will schedule you time to speak with a dentist.
Sometimes, endodontic therapy is the only means of saving a tooth. Otherwise, you’ll need an extraction and an implant or another dental appliance to replace the lost tooth. There are several signs that you may need endodontic therapy, such as the following:
If you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms, then call our Blue Bell office today. The longer you delay seeking treatment, the worse the infection will become. You’ll also experience increased pain, so call us today.
When you come to our Blue Bell office for a dental root canal procedure, we’ll do our utmost to ensure your comfort and you’ll experience the following process:
Most general dentists can perform standard root canals, so call our office for an appointment. If you have a complex case, then we may refer you to a local endodontic specialist, called an endodontist, for the procedure. However, your dentist will advise you if this is a necessity during your initial visit to our Blue Bell office.
Insurance coverage for dental procedures varies widely by the provider, the employer, and the individual. The best source for information on your plan benefits is your provider, but if you call our office we may be able to help you. During your initial office visit, you’ll be provided with a comprehensive estimate of the root canal cost that you’ll incur and the scope of treatment that you need. Factors that will influence your final cost include the type and location of the tooth, your overall health, any additional dental treatments you need, and your plan benefits.
We occasionally have patients who need an apicoectomy, which is used to repair issues from a previous and unsuccessful root canal, or a pediatric pulpotomy, which removes the pulp without adversely impacting the nerve. However, most of the time we perform routine root canals, usually on molars. Other types of teeth may need a root canal but molars are the most common. If you have additional questions, call our Blue Bell office.
Root canals have a bad reputation for pain, but we do our utmost to ensure that you’re comfortable and free of pain. We strive to be one of the best dental offices in the area for these procedures, and we strive to maintain that reputation. You’ll be provided with pain medication throughout the procedure to ensure that you’re comfortable, and you shouldn’t experience pain afterward. If you need a dental root canal, don’t delay seeking treatment because of apprehension about the pain you’ll experience. An infected gum or tooth can adversely impact your physical health as well as your oral health, so call us today at (267) 439-4912 to schedule an appointment in our Blue Bell office. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family and helping you achieve your dental care goals.