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985 Main Street

Melrose, MA

781-665-5190


Voted #1 Best Dental Office in Melrose and Surrounding Communities by Readers Choice Awards since 2001

Root Canal (Endodontics)


Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Periodontics &  Dental Implants
Pediatric Childrens Dentistry
Orthodontics & Invisalign
Endodontic Root Canals
Extractions Oral Surgery

Pan Dental Care

Dr. Nelson Pan, DDS
Dr. Debra Hong Pan, DMD, MS, LLC
Dr. Jeffrey Pan, DMD, CAGS

985 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone: 781-665-5190
Fax: 781-979-0682

www.PanDentalcare.com

New Patients are Always Welcome!

Proudly serving: MelroseWakefieldStonehamSaugus

CareCredit® Dental Financing: We offer flexible payment options / So you can get the care you want or need

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Find Out When We Are Open

Monday:

8:00am - 8:00pm

Tuesday:

3:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

One Per Month - Orthodontics

Saturday:

8:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday:

Closed

OUR LOCATION

985 Main Street Melrose, MA, 2176, USA

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