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Integrated Endodontics
Nestor M. Foronda, DMD

200 Pinewood Ln., Suite 200
Warrendale, PA 15086

(724) 262-2333 | View Map

What is Endodontics?

Root Canal Therapy

What is Root Canal Therapy?

What is a Root Canal?Root canal therapy, also known as a 'root canal', is a dental procedure that treats issues deep within the tooth. It is a less invasive procedure that removes the infected or inflamed pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels.

What is the root canal procedure?

The root canal procedure is straightforward and designed to minimize discomfort. Many patients are surprised at how little pain they feel during the procedure. Here is a breakdown of the steps involved:

  1. Local anesthesia: Your dentist will apply local anesthesia to numb the tooth area, ensuring you won't feel anything during the procedure.
  2. Accessing the infected pulp: Once numbed, a tiny hole is drilled into the tooth to access the infected pulp.
  3. Removing the infected pulp: The dentist carefully removes the infected pulp and thoroughly cleans the inside of the tooth to eliminate any remaining bacteria. 
  4. Filling and sealing: After cleaning, the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent further infection.
  5. Reinforcing the tooth: Finally, a crown is often placed over the tooth to reinforce its strength and restore its natural appearance. This will be done at your referring doctor's office.

This procedure doesn't take much longer than a regular filling and allows you to keep your natural tooth, maintaining its function and aesthetic.

GentleWave Ultracleaning

The GentleWave Ultracleaning Procedure, often utilized by Dr. Foronda, offers a superior level of clean compared to standard root canal treatment. It's able to complete most procedures in just one session and reduces the potential for future endodontic retreatments.

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How much does it cost?

The cost of root canal therapy varies depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is involved. Generally, this treatment is more cost-effective than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth, like a dental implant.