Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million procedures every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Inflammation or infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the inflammation or infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs over 95% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

tooth after endodontic treatmentWhat happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a treatment report will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a week or two of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available to help.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Glen Mills Endodontics

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Excellent. Very professional with a exceptional consultation. I felt very comfortable.

- Omar W

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- Julia K

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If I ever need another root canal I will come back to Dr Taha. He and the staff are so nice, professional and personable

- Ava S

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Everything went well! & the staff is very kind!

- Dani m

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The staff was courteous and kind. Dr. Taha was especially patient with me and explained the whole process. Overall EXCELLENT

- Jeannette B

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Great experience

- Andrea O

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Everybody was so wonderful. Dr Taha was so nice and professional. Thank you

- Maria Wortz

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Very good experience even though it was for a root canal. Friendly, competent staff and doctor.

- Joseph N

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- Leslie Thompson L

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Very professional and polite staff. Dr. Taha is amazing! By far the best dental experience I’ve had. I will make sure everyone of my patients finds their way to Dr. Taha for their endodontic procedures. Fantastic job!!!

- Michael G

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Dr.Taha and his staff are very courteous. They are highly recommended.

- April C

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Terrific experience with all staff

- Cheryle l S

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Very professional and gentle. Office is gorgeous. I would highly recommend to friends and family and return if needed!

- Monique W

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- Frank D

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Prefect! Felt as though I was at the spa.

- Jerome D

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Very friendly and great office staff

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Very caring and took care of my fears

- Tammy F

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- Kathleen Coleman

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Great staff and DR!

- Christy B

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Great work and amazing care! The entire staff is stellar!

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