Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy at Hershey Family Dentistry

Our experienced team is dedicated to providing gentle and effective root canal therapy to alleviate pain and save your natural teeth. We understand that the thought of a root canal can be intimidating, but with our advanced techniques and compassionate care, we strive to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. The procedure involves removing the damaged or infected pulp from the inside of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing the tooth. This process eliminates the infection and protects the tooth from further damage.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal:

  • Severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the surrounding gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

The Root Canal Process:

  1. Diagnosis: Our team will perform a thorough examination and take X-rays to determine the extent of the infection.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  3. Pulp Removal: The infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth.
  4. Cleaning and Sealing: The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then sealed with a special material to prevent further infection.
  5. Restoration: A crown or filling is placed on the tooth to restore its function and appearance.

At Hershey Family Dentistry, we prioritize your oral health and comfort. Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, and root canal therapy is a highly effective way to achieve this. If you’re experiencing symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide the expert care you need to relieve pain, eliminate infection, and maintain a healthy smile.

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Dr. William Svitko, DMD
1036 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA  17033

Phone: 717-533-4202


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Fri: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Hershey Family Dentistry

Our Specialties:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Endodontics Dentistry
Periodontal Dentistry
Preventative Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry