Root Canal | Philadelphia, PA
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
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If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Staff and doctor very friendly and they made you feel comfortable and no pain at all.
- Theresa A
My appointment was with Dr. Wolgin, Dr. Wolgin and his assistant Jennifer were extremely friendly and made me fill at ease. I would recommend his office to anyone that has to get a root canal. Everyone was very professional and very friendly.
- Felicia J
Dr. Wolgin performed a root canal on one of my back molars that had a bad infection, and he was incredible gentle and kind. The infection took a while to respond to the prescribed antibiotics. Dr. Wolgin made sure that it was cleared up before finishing the procedure, which was the responsible, albeit more time consuming, practice to do. Once the root canal was finished, my mouth felt completely better. I would highly recommend Dr. Wolgin and his practice.
- Andrea D
Dr wolgin is and his staff are the best the young ladies at the front desk where very friendly and kind I didn't wait long at all the nurse who came to get me was a sweetheart also when dr wolgin did my root canal he explained everything before and after he was very gentle and did hurt me at all I just want to say thank you very much you guys are wonderful and you will have my service again
- Sharmaine rush
You will not find anyone better. I had to get 4 root canals over 3 weeks. He was truly amazing. I was a little nervous. He was so laid back and made it so much easier on me. I had no pain at all. I can't say enough great things about Dr Wolgin and his staff. If you need a root canal. Do not hesitate and call them. There is nobody better. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Wolgin a true professional. A true 5 star operation.
- David B
I have read that this practice doesn't treat teeth, they treat people. Well I must say they were so right for I received 5 Star Service. Added bonus was the beautiful view of the city while I waited and the wait was not long:-)
- Tenita W
I am a huge fan of Dr. Wolgin- he has great bedside manner and keeps up with latest treatment options. I have had 4 root canals performed by Dr. Wolgin- a retreatment of a failed root canal performed by another endodontist, as well and 3 new root canals. Each root canal has been painless during the procedure and the pain during recovery has been minimal. He is very thorough in his work and I couldn't be happier with the work I have had performed in his office. I would highly recommend Dr. Wolgin to anyone who needs a root canal.
- Margot C
I had to get a Root Canal, and was really nervous going in. The Dental assistant i had made sure that it was going to be as simple as a filling. Dr Wolgin came in and introduced himself and reassured that everything was going to be really easy and smooth. Sure enough he was right. I didn't feel a thing the entire procedure and would highly recommend anyone who needs to get any kind of dental treatment to Dr Wolgins office.
- Jose M
I was in and out in 1 hour to get a root canal done. I did not feel anything during the procedure. It is now 4 hours later; nova-cane is pretty much worn off and I still do not feeling anything. I would recommend to anyone!
- Kacy Z