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1048 South Street
Center City: 2 Penn Center, 1500 JFK Blvd.

Root Canal Surgery

Dr. Eidelson is an experienced Dental Surgeon

Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist Richard Eidelson, DDS, FAGD

If a tooth is decayed or cracked, it is overly susceptible to a level of infection that can cause tooth loss. In order to prevent infection, or in more serious cases to rid the tooth of an existing infection, endodontic therapy - also known as root canal surgery - becomes a necessary option for our patients.

Many people think that "getting a root canal" entails canals being forced into the solid matter of a tooth, but this is not the case. Each tooth naturally contains three or four root canals, which are filled with tissue, or pulp. When this pulp decays and becomes infected, treatment is required to save the tooth.

During root canal surgery, the root canal is uncovered with a drill and the infected pulp is removed. The empty space is filled with a barium-treated material, so that the procedure can be confirmed as a success by X-ray. This filling is sealed, possibly with the use of a dental crown, to avoid any further chance of infection.

Although the thought of root canal surgery can fill a patient with dread, the only factor that makes the treatment painful is the presence of an abscess, which renders useless any local anesthetic that might be used. Once the affected tooth is free of abscesses, the anesthetic can do its job and the procedure is performed with little to no pain felt on the part of the patient.

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We are a 2015 Lumineers by Cerinate Certified Office. Lumineers are high quality, affordable porcelain veneers at 1/2 the cost of traditional veneers. Lumineers also require less prep & no drilling.

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