Simple and effective root canals from your dentist in Kingston, PA

When the inner chamber of the tooth becomes infected, root canal therapy is the solution to save the natural tooth and avoid extraction. You may be thinking, “do root canals hurt?” Root canals, also called endodontic treatment, are not much different than traditional fillings and have an extremely high success rate. If you’re in pain from a severely infected tooth, the team at Lawrence Dental Group in Kingston, PA is here to provide relief.

An Explanation of Tooth Infections

Inside each tooth is the bundle nerves, the trace of tissue which originally formed the tooth. When a tooth has a deep cavity or is cracked by trauma, it opens the pulp chamber to bacteria. Over time, this bacteria buildup can lead to an infection that results in a toothache. Without treatment, pus pockets can begin to form at the tips of the root in the jawbone, what is known as an abscess. If the infected pulp is not removed, the patient will experience pain and swelling, and the infection can continue to cause damage to the jawbone as well as overall health. Left without treatment, the infected tooth will eventually require extraction.

Signs a Root Canal may be needed

  • Abscess or bump on the gums
  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold

Swelling or inflammation around the teeth

How Root Canals Alleviate Pain and Save the Tooth

During root canals, the dentist will numb the area with local anesthetic, then remove the infected pulp through a small hole created in the top of the tooth. Once all the damaged tissue is removed, the area will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized to eliminate bacteria and then filled with a special material. The hole will then be sealed and the entire tooth structure will be covered with a crown to protect the tooth and support full functionality.

Your toothache will not go away on it’s on, call Lawrence Dental Group Today

If you are in pain from advanced decay, the situation will not resolve on its own. In fact, without treatment you could be in danger of losing your natural tooth. Today’s root canals are performed with local anesthetics, advanced technology, and precise instruments to ensure that the procedure involves little to no discomfort for our patients. If you are experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Stephen Lawrence Dr. Stephen Lawrence has served as a private practitioner for over 25 years. From Instant Orthodontics to Smile Makeovers’, he is considered as one of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists in the area. He has attended the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is also a certified Clear Aligners Preferred Provider and Perio Protect nonsurgical gum treatment provider. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Success Stories

Calming and relaxing environment

Dr. Lawrence has state of the art technology and equipment. You are in and out in one visit, if you need a crown, no return visit with a temporary one needed like other dentists, love it!! Dr. Lawrence creates a calming and relaxing environment, so if you’re afraid of the dentist, don’t be, especially here!!!

Mike C.

Mike C.

Best experience I've ever had

Holy. Crap. I never thought I would love a Dentist, but I love them, so much. Best experience I’ve ever had, period. (however, I may change my opinion after my extraction appointment in a couple of weeks… hahahahaha)

Jonathan E.

Jonathan E.

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