Charles Dennis, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Charles Dennis, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Clarks Summit, PA

When you experience extreme dental pain, prolonging your visit to the dentist may only make things worse and you risk losing a tooth. Dr. Charles Dennis at Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, specializes in endodontics, with advanced training and superior skills for saving teeth. Dr. Dennis is experienced in performing root canals, treating injuries, and placing dental implants as part of his endodontic specialization. Call or schedule an appointment online today. It could mean the difference between keeping or losing a tooth.

Endodontics Q & A

What is endodontics?

Dentists like Dr. Dennis who specialize in endodontics are expertly trained in dental procedures that involve the tooth pulp and roots. One of the most common endodontic treatments is a root canal procedure in which Dr. Dennis treats the soft tissue inside your tooth in order to save it and avoid having it pulled.

In addition to root canals, endodontics also involves saving teeth after a traumatic injury. Endodontists perform oral surgeries and correct other complex tooth conditions. Endodontists are experts at determining the underlying cause of your mouth pain so they can treat it effectively.

What are the symptoms of an infected tooth?

An infected tooth can become very painful very quickly, especially if you don’t take care of it in a timely manner. Some typical symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Tooth soreness, especially while chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Pus oozing around the tooth
  • Painful throbbing in your mouth or jaw
  • Darkening tooth color
  • Inflamed gums
  • Bad breath

If you experience any of the symptoms of an infected tooth, it’s important to call Abington Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible. If you wait to treat it, the infection can get worse and you risk losing your tooth, needing a root canal, a dental implant, or another type of restorative dental procedure.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that treats a damaged, infected, or diseased tooth. It’s meant to relieve pain and save your tooth as well. If you have a tooth that becomes severely infected from the inside, Dr. Dennis removes the bacteria and any dead tissue. This way, he can save your tooth and help minimize your pain.

The treatment is similar to a routine filling for a cavity, so there’s nothing to worry about. Dr. Dennis uses the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to perform a root canal in just one or two visits. The procedure is relatively painless and highly effective so you can quickly get back to chewing without pain.

If you experience any of the symptoms of an infected tooth or trauma to your mouth, call Dr. Dennis. He’s an expert at endodontic procedures, so you’ll be getting the best possible care in the Clarks Summit area. Call to schedule an appointment or use the online booking system.