Endodontic Treatment for Root Canal Infections in Easton, Phillipsburg & The Lehigh Valley
At DeMartino Dental Group, P.C. we treat damaged and infected teeth with endodontic therapy, more commonly known as root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a procedure that saves as much tooth structure as possible while also removing diseased interior tissues.
Reasons for Root Canals
Repeated Tooth Work
If you have a toothache, chances are likely that it’s a root canal infection. Typically, a root canal infection occurs because bacteria get inside a tooth, usually one that is cracked, damaged or decayed. The bacteria infects the tooth’s nerve and pulp, causing pain, pressure, throbbing, and aching.
Fortunately, endodontics is a specialized form of dentistry that addresses root canal infections. At DeMartino Dental Group, P.C., we’ll ensure your comfort and safety before your treatment begins.
What is the Root Canal Process?
Endodontic, or root canal, therapy begins with one of our dentists removing the infection. We take the time needed to ensure that all of the diseased tissues have been eradicated. Then we clean out the tooth, and file the interior until completely smooth. We fill the hollow with gutta-percha to protect the tooth and prevent other oral issues. To keep your treated tooth strong and durable, the professionals at DeMartino Dental Group P.C. may recommend capping your restored tooth with a porcelain crown.
Sometimes root canal therapy fails for a variety of reasons. When this happens, re-treatment might not be an option, but we still want to do everything we can to save your tooth. An apicoectomy involves the removal of the root tip. This cavity is then filled.