Root Canal Therapy

Have you been prescribed root canal therapy (RCT)? At Philadelphia Dental Smiles, we’ve welcomed literally thousands of RCT patients and welcome you to our practice too!

What is Root Canal Therapy & Who Needs It?

Root canal therapy is a treatment used when the root canal of the tooth becomes infected. The root canal connects the root and the pulp of your tooth. When it is infected, the surrounding gums become inflamed, resulting in moderate to severe pain.

The Warning Signs of an Infected Root Canal

The key to getting treatment for an infected root canal is to know the signs and symptoms. These generally include:

  1. Pain: Infected root canals will typically cause pulsing pain in or around a specific tooth.

  2. Tenderness and Swelling: As the infection progresses, the gums around the tooth will become inflamed and irritated. This will result in heightened sensitivity and swelling. Your gums will also likely have a bright red color.

  3. Bad Breath: Infections result from bacteria, and bacteria can hold some serious smell! Bad breath that persists after brushing is a tell-tale sign that something is wrong.

If you notice any of these symptoms, call Philadelphia Dental Smiles as soon as possible.

Philadelphia Dental Smiles Gives You the Treatment You Need

We offer thorough root canal therapies here at Philadelphia Dental Smiles. During your initial visit, we will examine just how far the infection has progressed.

From here, we will be able to determine the best course of action. During a root canal procedure, the top of your tooth will be removed so we can access the canal. Following the procedure, we will fit you with a dental crown to keep your smile looking good as new!

Philadelphia Dental Smiles is always accepting new patients! We are committed to providing Philadelphia and the surrounding area with quality dental services. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about our services.