When it comes to dental treatments, “root canal” always seems to be the phrase that leaves patients feeling the most frightened. While it may be true that in the past, the procedure was difficult and invasive, today’s technology and advanced anesthesia options have helped to make its bad reputation completely unwarranted! In fact, patients with severely damaged or decayed teeth who are facing extraction can now have their smile restored to full form and functionality with the help of root canal therapy. Here at Horsham Dental Elements, Dr. Henkel and his team are happy to offer this revitalizing procedure to patients from Horsham, Philadelphia, and beyond. With our help, your teeth can stay safe and whole for years to come!
What happens during root canal therapy?
We’ll simply clean the diseased bacteria and pulp out of the canals within the affected tooth, seal off the area so that further infection can’t reach it, and then restore its structure with a beautiful, custom-made porcelain crown. By the time Dr. Henkel is finished, you’ll hardly be able to tell you had any work done in the first place!
Most patients report very minimal pain when undergoing root canal therapy, and in fact, the procedure has a very high success rate; many teeth that have undergone the treatment go on to last a lifetime. Plus, with our advanced surgical microscope and Dr. Henkel’s vast wealth of experience concerning endodontics, your smile is sure to be in the most capable hands around.
Contact either our Horsham or Philadelphia office today if you have any questions about root canal therapy, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. Our dental team is committed to providing patients with comprehensive, personalized care that puts their comfort first and gives them a reason to smile brighter.