Do I Need a Root Canal?

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

Let's face this head-on: the root canal does not have a good reputation. Many of our Ardmore-area patients cringe at the thought of undergoing one.

The good news is that you don't need to worry. Modern root canals are not implements of torture. Whe performed by our experienced dentists, a root canal is a safe way of addressing decay and disease. And we can minimize your discomfort throughout.

When is a root canal appropriate? This is a question we get a lot. Tooth decay can develop for a lot of reasons, but whatever its cause, it can rot away the interior of your tooth and cause nerve tissue to decay. This decay is exceptionally painful and must be excised immediately. As a result of this decay, bacteria and other debris can also develop within the tooth.

This is when a root canal comes into play. By removing the decay and rot within your tooth, then thoroughly cleaning the interior, we can preserve your tooth instead of removing it, thus negating the necessity for an expensive replacement, not to mention the time and inconvenience of another procedure.

If you live in the Ardmore, Pennsylvania area and you want to know if a root canal is the right option, please call The Office of Doctor Bellisario todayat 610-642-7024 for a consultation and examination.