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Clearing Up the Confusion About Root Canals

It pains us to hear this common concern from clients when discussing root canals: “but I hear they’re really painful.” Not true!

The reality is that the root canal treatment, done properly, should be almost always a pain free experience and is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. Let’s go over the process here.

root canal at Briglia Dental Group

How Does a Root Canal Work?

Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is used when tooth pulp and/or nerves become infected or damaged. How does this happen? From traumatic injury or deep decay. If not treated, it may lead to the tooth dying thus calling for an extraction.

  1. We identify a tooth with damaged roots
  2. We remove the infected & injured tissue
  3. We gently cleanse the tooth
  4. We fill it with medicated material
  5. We cap the tooth with a crown

Root Canal

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I expect at my first dentist visit?

    Your first appointment will involve a comprehensive exam so that Dr. Briglia can provide you with a treatment plan that addresses any problems. We’ll discuss your medical history, why you’ve come to our practice, and any general concerns you have.Dr. Briglia will review your past dental x-rays or take new updated digital x-rays in order to diagnose any problems that cannot be seen clinically. We’ll review your past medical and dental history, and complete a clinical examination which includes a TMJ/Jaw Joint exam, an oral cancer screening, a tooth by tooth exam, a check for periodontal gum disease, and a check for bone loss around your teeth.In addition to the services above, we will also take a series of intraoral photographs in order to have a record of your actual teeth and gums for future diagnostic and insurance purposes

  • How can I prepare for my first appointment?

    If you’re a new patient, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so that we can be sure all paperwork is completed. You can get a head start on this process by downloading our new patient form online!Once your form is completed, please keep a copy for your records and bring a copy to the office. Call us today at (610) 692-4440 with additional questions or schedule your first appointment online when you’re ready.

  • Are you currently accepting new patients?

    Briglia Dental Group is always accepting new patients! Request an appointment online or give us call at (610) 692-4440 to request more information about our new patient process.

  • Will X-rays be taken during my first appointment?

    If you have dental x-rays that were taken within the last 12 months, we’ll ask you to call your previous dental practice to have them send us any records or x-rays they have on file.If you don’t have current x-rays, whether we’ll take new ones on your first visit really depends upon your dental history. We may recommend taking new x-rays to get a complete look at your teeth. X-rays allow us to check for bone fractures, cysts, tumors, lesions, and sinus issues.

  • Can I have my teeth cleaned during my first appointment?

    If it’s appropriate, you may be able to have your teeth cleaned the same day as your first appointment. If we diagnosed that you have gum disease and bone loss, we’ll review treatment options with you at that time.In general, your first appointment will not include any dental treatments or cleanings. Before scheduling any treatments, Dr. Briglia will need to complete a comprehensive exam so that he can provide you with a treatment plan that addresses any problems.

  • How much is my first appointment going to cost?

    Briglia Dental Group always makes treatment affordable and will never surprise you with hidden fees. Our estimates and bills are clean and detailed so you know what to expect. To receive a specific estimate of cost, please call our office at (610) 692-4440 .

Our Office

Briglia Dental Group
600 East Marshall Street
Suite 201
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 692-4440
Fax: (610) 692-9277
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Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: By appointment only
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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