The Philadelphia Dentist
Lee Schriftman, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

How can we help you?

Whether you come to us as an emergency patient or you need a general dentist to improve your oral health over the long term, we want you to feel free to ask. There's no question too small because Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Eckley want you to be informed about your oral health. We've found that patients who are engaged in their treatment and ask questions tend to experience fewer dental problems.

There are questions we hear all the time, and we've included several of them here. If you don't see yours here, call us a (215) 342-7718, and we'll find the answers you need.

Root Canals

In most cases, yes. Our priority is to provide whatever treatment you need to get you out of pain right away. A toothache, for example, could be the result of anything from food stuck between your teeth to a root canal infection.

Prompt Dental Care in Philadelphia

First, our emergency dentists will uncover the source of your pain. Then they will explain the treatment they recommend to provide immediate relief. We commonly perform procedures like:

  • Emergency dental fillings
  • Emergency root canals
  • Emergency tooth extractions
  • Emergency dental bonding
  • Emergency infections
  • Emergency crowns
  • Emergency repair of crowns, bridges, dentures, and partials

Contact Our Northeast Philadelphia Dental Clinic

Your first step when you have a dental emergency is to call The Philadelphia Dentist at (215) 342-7718. Our experienced team of caring professionals will listen to your concerns and schedule your appointment for the same day. When you get here, we’ll do whatever it takes to provide the relief you need and get your oral health back on track.

As experienced emergency dentists in Northeast Philadelphia, Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Eckley routinely perform wisdom teeth extractions and root canals. In fact, we are able to treat any dental emergency you face and provide the urgent pain relief you need. Because we want you to be comfortable, we offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas with no additional charge.

Comfortable Wisdom Teeth Removal

In the case of wisdom teeth or third molars, if they’re causing problems, it’s best to remove them. Our ancient ancestors needed the chewing power of a third set of molars, but we don’t. And since they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to clean. This puts you at risk for gum disease and cavities, so our dentists usually recommend removing wisdom teeth.

Root Canal Treatment in 19152

As for root canals, The Philadelphia Dentist knows that the pain of an infected or abscessed tooth can be so excruciating that you can’t function. We’ll make it a priority to relieve your pain first. Once we numb your tooth with a local anesthetic, you’ll experience immediate relief. Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Eckley will perform a root canal to clear away the infection, which is what’s causing the pain in the first place.

Contact Your Northeast Philadelphia Emergency Dentist 

If you have a toothache or infected tooth, call us at (215) 342-7718 to schedule a same-day emergency appointment at our Northeast Philadelphia dental office. You can rely on our experienced dentists to provide immediate relief and a long-term solution to your problem.

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