100 West Road Suite 406 Towson, MD 21204

Root Canals Towson, MD

Do you often experience persistent tooth pain or discomfort? You may need a root canal. We will recommend a root canal if patients have tooth decay that reaches inside of their teeth. Root canal therapy is one of the general dentistry treatments we provide to the public in Towson, Baltimore, County. A root canal treatment removes infected dental pulp from a tooth and seals the tooth to prevent the spread of decay and keep the tooth structure intact. We offer root canals in Towson, MD, to remove dental infections and preserve tooth health. While many patients may think root canals are painful, Dr. Peter Diacoloukas ensures that patients feel comfortable during their root canal and that they care for their teeth following treatment. 

Root Canal in Towson, MD

What is Endodontics? 

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the dental pulp within the tooth. The pulp comprises the blood vessels, cells, and nerves that keep teeth alive.

You may require a root canal if you have:

  • A deep cavity
  • Dental injury (even if it is not visible)
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • Dental procedures that disturb the dental pulp

There are many common signs of infected tooth pulp. If you experience these symptoms, contact our office for a consultation:

  • Tooth or jaw pain
  • Sensitivity to sweet or cold foods and drinks
  • Inflammation surrounding your teeth

Dr. Diacoloukas will thoroughly examine your smile and take digital X-rays to pinpoint where you’re experiencing your infection.  

Root Canals in Towson, MD

A root canal treatment can help save a decayed tooth and prevent possible extraction. Before a root canal, Dr. Diacoloukas thoroughly examines the smile. He will take digital scans and X-rays to determine which teeth are affected by decay and to plan treatment. During the root canal, Dr. Diacoloukas numbs the affected tooth and makes a small hole in the enamel to access the tooth chamber. He removes the diseased pulp and then disinfects the tooth chamber. Then, he seals the empty tooth chamber.

Dr. Diacoloukas may recommend a dental crown for severely weakened or worn teeth. A dental crown is a cap that fully covers the tooth and adds more structure to ensure a balanced bite. Dr. Diacoloukas will take dental impressions to create a custom crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Following treatment, patients must refrain from eating until the numbness wears off. Then, they need to eat a soft diet to prevent further pain or irritation. Dr. Diacoloukas may also recommend pain medication as needed. 

Renew Your Oral Health

Receive comfortable preventative care with root canal treatment in our Towson office. Call Dr. Peter Diacoloukas today at 443-282-3641 or schedule a dental appointment online.