Root Canal Therapy in Jenkintown

Root Canal Therapy

Statistics show that a study conducted by the American Association of Endodontists that over an estimated 15 million root canal treatments were performed in 2005-2006. While root canal therapy might seem like an extreme or unpleasant measure for your tooth, it’s really the best course of action when we have pain, swelling, discoloration, or sensitivity. If you are looking for an endodontist for root canal therapy in Jenkintown or surrounding, pick up the phone and call us today.

About Root Canal Therapy

Why see an endodontist in Jenkintown?

Endodontists are different than general dentists. A general dentist may refer out patients to endodontists because they know they are specialists when it comes to procedures like root canals. An endodontist has the expertise to save our natural teeth. That’s because we specialize in treating the inside of teeth, which is precisely what root canal therapy can do for you. By treating the tooth from within, we can increase the chances of healthy, stable teeth for a lifetime.

How does an endodontist perform a root canal?

Despite what one may have heard, getting root canal therapy usually isn’t more painful than treating a cavity. After anesthetizing, we get to work removing the damaged pulp inside of the tooth. We’ll also treat the canals of that tooth, where the roots of the tooth tunnel into the gums. They will be thoroughly cleaned, and the inside of the tooth will be filled. From there, we can work on restoring the outside of the tooth, if necessary.

Wouldn’t it be easier to get the tooth pulled?

People hear this often from general dentists. In the first place, root canals are a very common procedure an endodontist in Jenkintown, like Dr. Fuller, has performed thousands of times. Our entire goal is to save a tooth, not to take the route that is “easiest”. And when we consider what types of replacements are necessary following a pulled tooth, such as implants and bridges, extraction really is not the easiest way to go. These structures can impact surrounding tissues and teeth, take numerous appointments to complete, and still never function and appear as a natural tooth would.

Is it safe to get a root canal?

This is another common concern, although we must say that the information that sparks such concerns is quite outdated. The entire purpose of a root canal is to remove infection and damage, making it a great choice for our health. That’s why millions of people opt for root canal over extraction – or no treatment at all – every year. While there is no scientific evidence which indicates a root canal causes health problems, there is plenty of scientific literature explaining how infection in the mouth can impact our overall bodily health.

Therefore, it can be much healthier and safer to get a root canal when we need one, rather than not getting one at all. Still, it’s your comfort that matters most. If you’re anxious or uncertain about root canals, give Jenkintown Endodontics a call today. We’re happy to explain the procedure to your satisfaction, so you can arrive at your root canal appointment informed and at ease!


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Meet Dr. Alex Fuller

Dr. Alexander Fuller is a board eligible Endodontist in Jenkintown, member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists. His vision is to provide a comforting experience to our patients from the moment you walk in the door while using the latest in dental technology. Dr. Fuller grew up in Abington, PA and is proud to be working so close to his hometown.

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Always on the forefront of modern root canal procedures and treatments, we continuously train and use the latest in endodontic technologies, including digital x-rays, high powered Zeiss microscopes, ultrasonic instrumentation and low radiation CT scanners, just to name a few. No matter what your situation is, we will provide you with a treatment plan to meet your needs at any stage of your dental health.

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Jenkintown Endodontics

The office is conveniently located minutes outside of Philadelphia and the PA Turnpike at the intersection of Rydal Road and Route 611 (Old York Road) in the heart of Jenkintown right next to TruMark Financial. To enter the practice, please look for the office of periodontist Barry Levin DMD PC. We are directly located in their office. If you need further instructions or clarification on direction to our office, simply click the logo on the map and click "Get Directions" or call us at any time. We would be happy to help.

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