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Root Canals (Endodontics) in Washington | endodontic surgery, endodontic procedures, endodontic treatment | cracked teeth, tooth pain, tooth sensitivity


150 West Beau St Ste 308

Washington PA 15301


A Unique Dental Experience

 William E Amos III DMD


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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.

We do many endodontic procedures,(root canals), every day.  They are not something one looks forward to but we can honestly say we do it better.  Our success rate is approaching 100 % and that's not an easy thing to say.  Other dentists read our site and we are so confident about our success rate we are willing to publish it!  Do we save every tooth, no.  Can we save every tooth, no again.  What we are saying is most of the teeth we treat endodontically have moderate to long term life spans beyond what they would have had untreated.  What's most important is the lack of pain and suffering we are able to achieve.  You have heard how bad they are AFTER the treatment.  We are also saying our results are showing a LACK of problems AFTER treatment as well. Overall we do lots of them and really do know what we are talking about. 

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.


Washington Dentist. Dr. William Amos provides Root Canals (Endodontics), endodontic surgery, endodontic procedures, endodontic treatment to patients suffering from cracked teeth, tooth pain, tooth sensitivity in Houston PA, Washington County, Claysville, McMurray. Houston PA Dentist providing Root Canals (Endodontics) in Washington, Pennsylvania.