The tooth pain you have long ignored must be treated. Finally, the solution is in sight. You have the option of a tooth extraction or a root canal.
A good dentist will try to save the natural tooth at all costs before considering extraction. There are lifetime benefits to keeping the natural tooth.
When seeking a root canal, you should seek an endodontist that has the expertise and resources to perform the procedure. Endodontist credentials you should consider include:
- Attendance at a four-year accredited dental school
- At least two years of training from the American Dental Association (ADA) in an accredited postdoctoral program in endodontics
- And, possibly board certification with diploma status from the American Board of Endodontics (ABE)
Fill out the form on the right to receive our complimentary flyer entitled “What to Look for in an Endodontist” that should give you more information about how to select the right endodontist and the unique advantages that Penn Dental Medicine offers. We encourage you to call us at 215-898-8965 for more information about the diagnosis, procedure and recovery required for your root canal.