What is a root canal?
Root canal treatment, most commonly called a root canal, is the most common service offered at Pelka Endodontics L.L.C.. Located inside each tooth is a variety of important blood vessels, nerves, and dental pulp that can become easily infected if decay reaches it. If such decay is left untreated, you can experience severe pain and even eventually lose your tooth. You may need a root canal in State College, Pennsylvania, if you are experiencing intense tooth pain, increased tooth sensitivity, or swollen, tender gums.
How are root canals done?
Dr. Jakub Pelka, our experienced endodontist, offers high-quality root canal treatment that can generally be completed in just one visit to our dental office. After utilizing any necessary local anesthesia to numb your tooth, we will carefully open the tooth and remove all infected portions of dental pulp while cleaning out and rebuilding your root canal system. Then, the inner portion of your tooth is filled with gutta-percha, a medicated, rubber-like material, and sealed with a dental filling or dental crown, based on your individual needs and goals.
Are root canals painful?
Under the care of Dr. Jakub Pelka, root canal treatment does not have to be painful. We do everything within our power to ensure your comfort before, during, and after treatment. After treatment, the pain and trouble eating and going about your day-to-day life will be resolved for a happier, healthier smile. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of tooth decay, we invite you to contact our dental office today. We would be happy to help you schedule your appointment and start you on the road to better oral health.