Root Canals

Royersford Dentist Offering Root Canal Services In Royersford, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Collegeville, And Surrounding Communities

What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is necessary when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth from extraction, the living tissue inside the tooth (pulp), nerves, bacteria, and decay are removed and the empty space is filled with special medicated material to seal the emptied canal. Next, a crown will be placed on top of the tooth. The reason being that the tooth is now weaker because the structure has been changed. In order to protect the tooth and prevent any further damage, a crown should be placed.

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Why Should I Consider A Root Canal?

Root canals are procedures that help save the tooth. The goal is always to save your natural teeth, if possible, because if extraction is necessary then a replacement is highly recommended. Many problems occur when you have missing teeth including:

  • Shifting of adjacent teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Facial structure changes and appears “sunken in”

These problems may occur when your oral care has been ignored. That why it is so important to see a qualified, experienced dentist in Jenkintown to handle even the most complicated of cases. If not treated, an infection can occur causing an abscess meaning pain and swelling. Proper diagnosis, treatment, and care are imperative to the success of your root canal.

Local Royersford, Pottstown & Valley Forge Root Canal Specialist

Dr. Funk grew up in Royersford and graduated from Spring Ford high school. He spent his college years at Juniata College and went to dental school at Temple Dental School. Dr. Funk has invested many hours in continuing education and has become highly knowledgeable on many phases of dentistry. He tries to combine that knowledge with a craftsmanship so that any work he creates will be as perfect, enduring, and functional as possible.

Dr. Funk is married with two children and, has many interests including hiking, golfing, gardening, and reading. Dr. Funk recognizes that dentistry for many patients is not a stress free experience so he tries to incorporate humor and conversation into his appointments so his patients can feel more relaxed and at home.

Don’t let tooth pain hold you back. Take action today! Schedule your root canal treatment at Royersford Dental Health in Royersford, PA for lasting relief and a healthier smile.