The thought of a root canal may make you feel queasy, but did you know that it’s a tooth-saving procedure? Many patients think root canals hurt, but that’s not the case. Root canals provide relief because they remove the infection that's causing your pain.
Do you have a toothache and think you might need a root canal? Call The Philadelphia Dentist at (215) 342-7718 for a same-day emergency dental appointment. We open at 7 AM, seven days a week, 365 days a year!
Our Dental Team Makes Your Comfort a Priority
Our entire dental care team puts your comfort first in everything we do, and we’re especially sensitive to your feelings about root canals. To help you relax, we’re pleased to offer you gentle nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation at no additional charge. Nitrous oxide will help you relax during your procedure so you can get the critical care you need.
If there’s anything else we can do to improve your experience, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Why Our Dentists Recommend Root Canals
A root canal infection develops when bacteria enter the innermost part of the tooth called dental pulp. It usually occurs because of a deep cavity, gum disease, or trauma to the tooth.
Like any other part of your body, an infection in your tooth needs to be treated and eliminated as soon as possible. To get rid of the painful infection, Dr. Schriftman or Dr. Eckley will recommend a root canal procedure.
If we don’t remove the infection, the pain will worsen, and we will eventually need to remove the tooth. Root canals don’t just relieve your pain – they also save your tooth.
Signs That You Have an Infected Tooth
Most people realize that they have a root canal infection when they start to experience an excruciating toothache that worsens over time. But other symptoms are not as obvious:
- Extreme sensitivity when touched
- Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A whitish raised bump on your gums
- Swollen and tender gums
- Darkening of the tooth
- A nasty odor in your mouth
If you have a toothache or notice any of the above symptoms, please call your emergency root canal dentist in Northeast Philadelphia. We’re open seven days a week starting at 7 AM, and we’ll see you the same day to provide relief.
The Root Canal Procedure
First, our dentists numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to make sure your mouth is numb before we begin so you don't feel any pain. The next step is to open a small hole in your tooth that they use to access the infected root canal.
They gently and thoroughly clear away the infection, disinfect the tooth, and fill the hollowed-out inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment may require several visits.
Do You Need an Emergency Root Canal
Our dental care team knows that when you’re in pain, you don’t want to wait a moment longer for relief. The Philadelphia Dentist is open at 7 AM, seven days a week (even on holidays), so call us now, and we’ll arrange your dental treatment for the same day.
Call us now at (215) 342-7718 to schedule your emergency root canal in Northeast Philadelphia.