Wesley R. Davis, DDS
Hershey, Pennsylvania Dentist
  • Our experienced doctor and team are
    equipped to manage everything from
    a simple restoration to a very complex
    dental reconstruction.

Frequently Asked Questions : Root Canals

How can we help you?

We encourage our patients to feel comfortable asking questions about proposed dental treatments. Dr. Wesley R. Davis and our team always take the time to discuss your procedure in detail, and we know that there’s a lot to think about. That’s why it’s vital that you share any concerns or questions you may have about your proposed treatment. The best way for us to meet your expectations is to understand what’s important to you.

Listed below are a few questions our team hears most often. You probably have many more of your own, so please call our office and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Root Canals

We understand that many people dislike dental visits and may even be tempted to put off treatment because of dental anxiety. So when the time comes for a procedure like a root canal or tooth extraction, they simply forego treatment altogether.

The friendly team at our Hershey, PA dental office has decades of experience in treating patients who feel exactly the same way you do. We always listen to your concerns so we can tailor your treatment accordingly.

Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from enjoying a healthy smile. Fortunately, the dental profession has stepped up to meet this challenge, and the focus now is on comfortable dentistry that keeps you motivated to keep up with dental visits.

We have designed every detail of our practice with your comfort in mind, but you may also require deeper relaxation. If you struggle with dental anxiety, please let us know so that we can explain how sedation dentistry can help you.

Learn about Sedation Dentistry in Hershey, PA

There is no shame in being anxious about going to the dentist, and millions of people feel exactly as you do. If anxiety prevents you from seeking and following through with essential dental care, call Dr. Davis and his team to learn how sedation dentistry in Hershey, PA can help you.

Despite their less-than-perfect reputation, root canals are an incredibly essential and beneficial preventive dental procedure that can potentially save your tooth from being extracted. 

Root canal therapy in Hershey, PA allows us to address severely damaged or infected teeth that need extensive TLC.

While many patients may feel intimidated by the thought of a root canal, the truth is that the procedure actually relieves their pain instead of adding to it. 

The Root Canal Procedure

Pain is often associated with root canal treatments as a common symptom. When a tooth is infected that we have not addressed or treated, it can develop into painful throbbing or toothaches. It can also develop unusual sensitivity to temperatures in food or beverages. 

Other symptoms include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • An abscess on the gum
  • Stained or discolored enamel

By the time patients start feeling pain, it is time to see their dentist. Many oral health problems begin with few or no symptoms that can only be caught by the dentist during your dental check-up. When you start feeling pain, that indicates that the tooth is infected or damaged. 

Dr. Davis can stop the spread of infection, which can lead to bone loss, impairment of nearby teeth, and tooth loss. 

Don't Hesitate with Dental Pain, Call Us Right Away

Tooth pain is never normal, if you're in pain or have had an injury to your mouth, call our Hershey, PA dental office as soon as you can. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we can manage your pain and help save your tooth. Dr. Davis will examine your teeth and gums and address all your options for treatment, which may include a tooth-saving root canal. 

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