Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal in Woodlyn PA

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

Please also read our Patient Reviews for root canal treatments »

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.

Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.


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What happens after a Root Canal treatment?

Animated graphic showing cross-section of tooth in lower jaw receiving endodontic treatmentWhen your root canal therapy has been completed, Dr. Godick or Dr. Young will set up a follow up appointment for restoration, often requiring a post and core buildup and a dental crown.

It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Patient Reviews: Root Canal

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Woodlyn Dental Associates, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.

Woodlyn Dental Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Donna LJ

From the initial phone contact with Joyce to the X-rays with Barbara to finally the tic of Dr Godick I was well taken care of.

- Donna LJ

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Patient Review by Will E

Everyone is always very personable. Dentistry stresses me out, but this is a good spot.

- Will E

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Patient Review by William C

I have neglected my mouth for 22 years because of past experiences with other practices, embarrassment and fear. My anxiety was at a point where my wife had to accompany me to my first two visits. I have full trust with my doctors and know they will do their best to ensure me a great smile and confidence in their expertise. I almost look forward to my next visit.

- William C

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