William T. McMaugh, DDS
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“I love my job most when I help patients realize that they can receive the treatment they need without fear or discomfort.” - Dr. McMaugh

What are signs I may need a root canal?

root canal | harleysville PA dentistIt may start as sensitivity to hot or cold that you don't think much about when you eat or drink certain foods or beverages. Next, you find it happening more often and becoming more intense, but ibuprofen does the trick. Before you know it, you are waking up at night with pain that is constant and severe. This is one scenario that may require a root canal.

Root canal therapy is necessary when your tooth experiences trauma or an accident, is cracked or fractured or is infected or decayed or into the nerve of your tooth. A root canal in Harleysville, PA will remove the infected tissue from within your tooth and preserve your natural tooth structure.

Other Signs

Some other signs that you might need root canal therapy are:

  • Dark spots or discoloration of your tooth
  • A pimple on your gum tissue that persists and won't go away
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Swelling or tenderness in your gums

If you notice any of these symptoms, experience sensitivity, or have a constant toothache, contact Dr. McMaugh right away for an evaluation. Root canal therapy may be just what you need to get you feeling comfortable and back on your feet again.


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Dear Friends, Due to Covid-19, we have made a lot of changes to the office. We have put in new negative pressure rooms with HEPA filters to keep us all safer as well as many other protocols. We are also slowly catching up on our hygiene appointments. Having just opened up for hygiene the beginning of July, and new protocols, it will take us a while, though. Thank you for your patience during these trying times.
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William T McMaugh DDS and staff.