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You’ve probably heard that getting root canal therapy is no picnic. Many people are scared when they hear they need one. Fortunately, because of modern medicine, having root canal therapy is probably not as bad as you’ve heard. In fact, receiving root canal therapy usually feels similar to having a cavity filled. Still, do you ever wonder what happens during this important treatment?

Generally, people need root canal therapy because the center of their tooth is damaged. Your body can’t repair damage to your pulp, which is another name for the center of a tooth, on its own. Because these issues can’t heal themselves, the damage can become worse—and could even spread to other teeth or into your roots.

During this treatment, our dentist will remove any diseased pulp, then clean and seal the area. Next, our team will create a restoration for your tooth. If you care for this restoration well, it could even last a lifetime. You typically won’t have to do anything more than brushing and flossing regularly.

You may need root canal therapy and not even know it. You see, if the nerve in your tooth dies, you won’t feel any pain from the afflicted tooth. If your tooth isn’t treated, it could ultimately crack or fall apart before you know anything is wrong. If you visit our dentist once every six months, we may be able to address any issue you have before it becomes serious.

If you’d like to learn more about root canal therapy, or are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jared Ayes, please don’t hesitate to contact Transcend Dental at 484.369.8625. We’re eager to hear from you.