All about Root Canal Treatment in Philadelphia

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At the inner part of the tooth, is a soft tissue known as pulp. The pulp is consist of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves. If this soft tissue is infected, it can damage the teeth which may later result in tooth loss. To prevent tooth loss, root canal treatment is recommended.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal is a treatment that saves the tooth from extraction by removing the infected pulp. The procedure is often straightforward to relieve any prolonged dental pain experienced by the patient.  Here at Northeast Dental Center, we offer Root Canal Treatment in Philadelphia to help patients preserve their natural teeth and avoid tooth extraction.

Root Canal Treatment

The Root Canal Procedure

First is the examination of the affected tooth to see if it is suitable for the treatment. If the pulp is infected, local anesthesia will be used before the actual procedure. During the procedure, the pulp is carefully removed inside the tooth. After the removal of the infected pulp, the endodontist will clean and disinfect the root canals. It will then be filled up to seal the space, and a crown will then cover the teeth.

Why Does Tooth Pulp Need to Be Removed?

If the nerve of the tissue is damaged, bacteria start to accumulate and multiply inside the tooth. The bacteria and decayed debris will then cause an infection or abscessed tooth. Aside from abscess, the infection could also cause:

  • Swelling of the gums, face, neck or head
  • Bone loss in the affected area
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Sharp pain when biting
  • Dark Tooth

Benefits of Root Canal Procedure


With the use of anesthesia, root canal treatment is a pain-free procedure. People who have undergone the treatment said that the discomfort during the recovery period is less than the root extraction.


Other than restoring the tooth’s functionality, dental crowns improve the appearance of the mouth with its natural look.


The treatment includes sealing of the tooth after the removal of the infected pulp to prevent any further damage. The infection is dangerous for it can spread to other areas such as the brain, heart, and lungs which can be deadly.

Suspect you have infected pulp? Let us help you restore your teeth beauty and function. Avail of our Root Canal Treatment in Philadelphia. Book an appointment with us at Northeast Dental Center, call us at  (215) 297-6368. Our dental office is located at 10847 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116.