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Root Canals Specialist

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry located in Feasterville-Trevose, PA

More than 15 million root canals are performed every year. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, specialize in getting rid of the damaged pulp in your teeth, thereby restoring their function and preventing long-lasting damage. To learn more about the benefits of a root canal, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

The insides of your teeth contain nerves and blood vessels. This tissue is called pulp. If the pulp gets damaged, it can lead to an infection and severe pain.

A root canal removes the pulp, thus clearing out the infection and the pain along with it. During a root canal, your dentist at Comprehensive Family Dentistry removes the damaged pulp through a small hole, seals your tooth, and puts on a prosthetic device, such as a crown, to strengthen and preserve your tooth.

While root canals have historically been synonymous with pain, the procedure is now painless thanks to various types of anesthesia. The treatment will save your tooth, restore your chewing abilities, and protect neighboring teeth.

What causes pain in the root region?

There are multiple causes of pain in the root region. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Decay: When interior decay reaches the outer tooth layer
  • Damage: Chipped or cracked teeth can expose the root and cause severe pain
  • Disease: An infection can significantly damage the pulp

Get in touch with Comprehensive Family Dentistry if you experience any of the above.

When should you consider a root canal?

The team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry recommends that you speak with a team member if you experience any of the following:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Tenderness and swelling of the gums
  • Bumps on the gums close to where the pain is
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity
  • Severe pain while eating

These symptoms may not necessarily mean you need a root canal. Your dentist will direct you toward proper treatment.

What shouldn’t you eat after a root canal?

You should avoid eating crunchy or chewy foods immediately after a root canal. You should also steer clear of hard, hot, or spicy foods, as well as alcohol and tobacco products. The more disciplined you are after your treatment, the better your mouth will heal.

Comprehensive Family Dentistry accepts insurance for root canals. To treat your tooth and get rid of your pain, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

We now offer Invisalign and orthodontics!