Root canals may be among the most feared procedures in dentistry. At Gastonia Dental Group, there is no need for concern.
A successful root canal (technically known as endodontic treatment) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. They’re needed when there is inflammation or an infection in the root of the tooth.
If, after a thorough evaluation, one of our dentists determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, he or she will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Root canals have a bad reputation, but they are usually a straightforward procedure.
During the root canal, the nerve and pulp of the infected tooth is removed. The interior is cleaned and disinfected. This area is known as the canal. Next is it filled and sealed with a special rubbery material. Finally, the restored tooth is protected with a crown or filling.
Most people dread the thought of getting a root canal, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are several effective pain management methods available at Gastonia Dental Group. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected area is repaired, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.
If you have a tooth that is bothering you, don’t put it off. It will not get better on its own. Call Gastonia Dental Group and let us know what’s going on. In addition to oral surgery, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry.
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