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Root Canals in Temple, PA
Root canals can be an intimidating procedure, but they are not as scary or painful as many people believe. A root canal is required when a cavity reaches the nerve root, causing the nerve to become inflamed, or die. This causes pain and swelling, which is remedied through the root canal procedure.
What Does a Root Canal Treatment Entail?
A root canal treatment is when the affected nerve is accessed through the top of the tooth. Your dentist will place an “umbrella”—or a rubber dam— over the tooth to isolate the area, and the nerve and infection is removed using small instruments called files. Once the infection is removed, your dentist will seal the root canal, and the procedure is complete!
What Should You Look for in a Root Canal Specialist?
At Temple Family Dentistry, our root canal specialist is unique in that he only uses his files once—this prevents files from chipping or cracking, which is the leading cause of a failed root canal leading to tooth extraction. Our team has decades of experience in all areas of dentistry, including root canals. If you’re looking for a trusted dentist that does root canals, look no further than Temple Family Dentistry.
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Root canals are no more painful than any other dental procedure. You may experience some mild pain after the anesthesia wears off, but this discomfort should not last more than a few days.
Request a root canal appointment using the form on this page, or by clicking the button below to call our office. Temple Family Dentistry accepts insurance, and offers financing through Care Credit. Se habla Español.
Meet Dr. Dan DeRosa
Dr. Dan DeRosa assumed ownership of Temple Family Dentistry in May 2018. He has worked hard to make this practice his own while continuing to provide the high-quality care that his patients had come to expect over the years. Dr. Dan continues his learning through continuing education courses on topics from oral pathology and root canals, to dental implants and more. Dr. Dan and the entire team at Temple Family Dentistry are passionate about providing quality dental care to families and individuals. Temple Family Dentistry accepts insurance, offers flexible payment plans through CareCredit financing, and in-office membership plans. Se habla Español.