Root Canal Therapy

Tooth pain is one of the most uncomfortable experiences for many people as it can affect more than just a single tooth, but their whole mouth, neck, and head. One of the leading causes of toothache is an infection of the interior to a tooth. Tooth infection is common when bacteria and cavities are not addressed, causing infection to penetrate the enamel of a tooth and affect the interior structures of a tooth where the nerves reside. When infection has gotten this far, it can eventually lead to abscesses forming and even tooth loss. At Annville Dental Group, we can help restore the health of your smile through effective root canal therapy. 

Root Canal Therapy

Some of the leading signs of tooth infection include visible swelling, tenderness, tooth pain, abscesses, bad taste in the mouth, or overall oral discomfort. These symptoms signify that something is wrong with your tooth, including inflammation of the tooth, infection of the tooth, or complete death of the tooth pulp. A root canal is able to remove the infection inside the tooth and restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal alleviates your pain, and does not cause pain! Most patients experience an immediate relief after their root canal therapy is complete!

Our Procedure

At our Annville, PA office, we will offer you dental sedation to numb the area of concern and help you relax. The restorative procedure may include complete removal of the pulp, depending on the extent of nerve damage. We then place a restorative filling to ensure that your tooth is preserved. Once the tooth is cleansed, we create a dental crown cap that looks and functions just like a natural tooth within your smile. You’ll be able to use your tooth like normal and enjoy a healthy, painless mouth again!  Don’t live with tooth pain! Call our office today and schedule an appointment. Our team will help discover the root cause of your discomfort and offer solutions, like root canal therapy, to help you get back to normal.


Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that is used to treat a tooth that has been severely damaged or infected. The process involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it. If you’re experiencing severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums, or a persistent pimple on the gums, you might need a root canal therapy. However, only a qualified dentist, like those at Annville Dental Group in Annville, PA, can make this determination.

Many people associate root canal therapy with pain, but the procedure itself is no more painful than a typical filling. In fact, the pain you might be feeling is likely from the infection in the tooth, not from the treatment. At Annville Dental Group, we use advanced techniques and anesthesia to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible for our patients.

The length of the procedure varies depending on the severity of the tooth’s condition and its location in your mouth. However, most root canal treatments can be completed in one to two appointments, each lasting about 90 minutes. Our team at Annville Dental Group will provide a more accurate estimate based on your individual situation.

After root canal therapy, it’s normal to experience some discomfort or sensitivity in the treated area for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers are usually sufficient to manage this. Most patients can return to their normal activities the next day. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and attend any follow-up appointments with your dentist at Annville Dental Group to ensure the treated tooth heals properly and stays healthy.

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