Harrisburg, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/07/2015 -- Persistent toothache may indicate a serious problem such as infection or decay. In these cases, immediate action must be taken to preserve the tooth. For patients who need immediate dental care for severely affected teeth, American Dental Care in Harrisburg announces that it performs root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth is decayed or infected to the point where the nerve is affected. Once the nerve's function is disrupted, the tooth may die and need to be removed. To avoid the cost and pain of pulling a tooth, patients can schedule a root canal therapy treatment with American Dental Care. Root canal therapy has a high success rate and, typically, patients who continue a routine of proper dental care will not have to return for a subsequent treatment of the same tooth.
There can be several causes of problems that require root canal therapy. The damage may be caused by decay that has affected the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth), infections that have developed inside the tooth, or trauma that happened to the tooth. Symptoms of this kind of damage may include a visible abscess on the gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, severe toothache and swelling. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a dentist for an oral examination.
If a root canal is needed, a dentist or endodontist (root canal specialist) will first numb the tooth so that the patient experiences little discomfort. They will then remove the infected living tissue from the tooth, and they will also remove any present decay. Once the tooth is clean, it will be sealed, filled and capped during subsequent appointments.
To prevent the decay and infection that necessitates a root canal, American Dental Care in Harrisburg recommends that patients see a dentist twice a year. Their website has more information about regular dental checkups and at-home oral care. To schedule an appointment with American Dental Care, patients in the Harrisburg area can call 717-526-2011.
About American Dental Care
American Dental Care in Harrisburg is proud to have been providing individuals with only the highest quality of dental care available. Their dentists and hygienists strive to exceed all of their patient's expectations for the most comfortable visits to give one the smile they deserve. They work with each and every individual when it comes to dental insurance, benefits, and emergency scheduling. They value the well-being of everyone, which is why they strive to further educate people about oral healthcare. So, contact American Dental Care in Harrisburg today for more information on all the latest services they offer.
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