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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy Berwyn Dental Connection

A root canal is a treatment of the center of the tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The center of the tooth, called the pulp, is a soft substance that consists of nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue. Symptoms of the infection include visible injury or swelling of the tooth and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of the symptoms, contact our dentist in Berwyn.

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Dr. Lares will take an x-ray of the tooth. If she determines that you need a root canal treatment, she will schedule 1 or 2 appointments based on the size and duration of an abscess and other factors.

Before starting root canal therapy, a local anesthesia is administered to ensure your complete comfort. A dental dam is placed on the infected site to isolate the affected area. A small opening is made through the top of the tooth to gain access to the pulp. The pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the root canal, is removed from the chamber and canals. The canals are then cleaned with a disinfecting solution. X-rays may be taken throughout the procedure to ensure each canal is being adequately treated.

Once the canals are cleaned, a temporary filling may be placed in the opening until it can be replaced by a permanent filling. After the root canal is completed, the tooth will need a crown to protect it from fracturing.

After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have a full restoration.

Root canal therapy can preserve a patient’s tooth for a lifetime. It is a highly successful procedure with more than a 95% success rate.

Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Lares to ensure your treatment is healing correctly. If a problem occurs, contact our Berwyn dental office. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene daily.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Ivette M
Ivette M
Absolute wonderful staff! Have been coming here for 2 years now and would recommend Berwyn Dental Connection to everyone. Dr. Lares is an exceptional and very knowledgeable dentist who always addresses all of my concerns. I also want to mention how amazing the front desk is! Veronica and Denise always make me feel welcome at all of my visits. Very positive atmosphere!
(5)
May 20, 2024
Susana Montano
Susana Montano
Berwyn Dental Connection has wonderful dentists and staff. Everyone is friendly and takes time to answer questions. They are also good with children. My two children are nervous about visiting the dentist but the hygienist and dentist always put them at ease. They let them bring their own toothpaste too!
(5)
May 09, 2024
Isis Galvez-De Jesus
Isis Galvez-De Jesus
I had nothing but great experiences and good things to say until today. I received a phone call from a law office to collect a debt. I work long hours and every time I call the office is about to close and nobody picks up. I have left a voicemail asking for a call back to pay my debt and instead received a text message “asking how can we help”. Mind you the attorney that called I thought maybe it was an attorney I was waiting for a call back from and they give the wrong name. I stupidly gave out my name and received a call back a minute later with a voicemail saying they’re attempting to collect a debt. What’s hilarious to me about the whole thing is that I called multiple times after receiving this X-ray service asking about the results because nobody ever called me back with them like I was told would happen when I left. The taller Latina with long black hair who typically takes payments after a visit took my X-rays…..seemed like it was her first time and assured me the dentist would call me. Never did-But you all sure care more about the debt. I’m being charged for something I’ve received no proof or word of with results. I will not be back. The dentist here are amazing but the customer service… although very hospitable seems very money hungry rather than caring.
(1)
May 08, 2024
Sandra Piedra
Sandra Piedra
This was a first time visit for my 97 yr old aunt. From the moment we walked into the office we received a warm welcome and Veronica, office staff, greeted my aunt by first name which made her feel she was expected and special. My aunt was experiencing severe pain and required several extractions. Dr. Lares took all the necessary steps to ensure my aunt was comfortable and explained in easy terms what the extraction procedure entailed. My aunt experienced no pain once she was home. Veronica, office staff, called same evening to check on how my aunt was doing and receptive to questions I had. I am so impressed with the professionalism of the staff and care my aunt received, I am switching dentist and further recommended my family members to Dr. Lares. A sincere thank you for the 'EXCELLENT' service and care received.
(5)
May 31, 2024
Elizabeth Baker
Elizabeth Baker
I had a wonderful experience at this dentist. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. Veronica was so nice on the phone and explained everything to me. Dr Peralta-Sugano made me feel very comfortable as I needed a tooth extracted. I felt nothing!! The dental assistant was also so gentle and friendly. I have found my new dentist!
(5)
May 07, 2024

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