Root Canal Therapy in Wilmington, DE

Dr. Syed Will Make
The Pain Go Away

Are you experiencing severe tooth pain? Dr. Syed will diagnose your problem so he can treat the affected tooth and eliminate your pain. You may be suffering from an infection in the root canal, which is the deepest layer of the tooth.

A physical injury or a cavity that advances without treatment can lead to an infection in the deepest layer of your tooth. With root canal therapy, Dr. Syed will eliminate the infection and restore the tooth so it looks and feels like new

If your tooth is causing pain, call us right away at (302) 994-3093. We’ll see you as soon as possible so you can get the care you need.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

A cracked or broken tooth or a large cavity can allow bacteria to enter the root canal, causing infection. Also known as the pulp, the root canal contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that nurture the tooth.

During root canal therapy, Dr. Syed will remove the infection from the root canal and restore your tooth to full function.

The Consequences of Untreated Tooth Decay

Some patients who are experiencing pain or discomfort are reluctant to seek treatment. But an infected root canal isn’t going to get better on its own. In fact, leaving the tooth untreated makes your surrounding teeth and gums vulnerable to infection.

As the problem grows worse, eating and other everyday tasks will become more painful.  Eventually, untreated tooth pulp can lead to tooth loss and permanent damage.

How to Know If You Need Root Canal Therapy

If you have a tooth that’s causing pain, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Syed so we can treat the tooth and relieve your discomfort.

The following signs could indicate that you need root canal therapy:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Swollen gums around the infected tooth
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks

The Root Canal Therapy Process

If Dr. Syed recommends root canal therapy, we’ll schedule your treatment as soon as possible. During root canal therapy, Dr. Syed first numbs the area around the tooth to ensure you don’t feel any pain.

Next, he uses precise tools to create a tiny hole in the tooth to remove the pulp. Finally, he’ll fill the empty space with a rubbery material, preventing dangerous bacteria from reentering the tooth.

We’ll restore the tooth by covering it with a natural-looking dental crown. Now you’ll be ready to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages again in comfort.

Tooth Extractions

Dr. Syed always tries to save a damaged tooth, but sometimes an extraction is the best option for your health. In these cases, he’ll often recommend restoring the missing tooth with a dental implant.


Does root canal therapy hurt?

Dr. Syed will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. That way, you won’t feel any pain during the treatment.

Should my tooth hurt a week after the procedure?

Many patients feel no pain following root canal therapy. You may experience some discomfort for a few days following the procedure, but if the pain persists, contact our office so we can take a look at it right away.

What is root canal retreatment?

Occasionally, a tooth can become reinfected after root canal therapy. During this procedure, Dr. Syed will reopen the tooth to treat the infection.

What is a hot tooth?

When a patient experiences an extreme amount of tooth pain and requires additional anesthetic, its called a hot tooth. In these cases, Dr. Syed will use medication to treat the tooth so we can perform your root canal therapy.

How can you tell if a tooth is dead?

If your tooth is dead, you might experience a variety of symptoms such as discoloration, bad breath, swollen gums, or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. If you no longer feel pain in your decayed tooth, this is also a sign that the tooth may be dead.

Can root canal therapy cause headaches?

Everyone experiences pain differently, so you may experience a headache while recovering from root canal therapy.

How long does root canal therapy take?

Typically, root canal therapy is performed in about 90 minutes or less, but procedure time may vary. Then you’ll return to our office for a follow-up appoint so Dr. Syed can attach your crown, and this usually takes less than an hour.

See Dr. Syed for Complete Care in Wilmington

Dr. Sattar A. Syed provides exceptional care for our patients in Wilmington. That’s why he’s been presented with the Mastership Award by the Academy of General Dentistry. This is their highest honor.

Call (302) 994-3093 to learn more, or you can just fill out the online contact form and we’ll get right back to you.