Root canal therapy can restore the health and function of a tooth that is seriously infected or damaged.
Do you experience tooth pain when chewing? Are your teeth extremely sensitive to hot and cold? Are the nearby gums swollen and tender? If so, you may benefit from root canal therapy with Arden Dental Group Drs. Lee, Huffman and Clark in Arden, North Carolina.
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore a tooth that is significantly infected or damaged. (Endodontic procedures involve the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp.) Root canal therapy can effectively prevent the need for tooth extraction.
When is root canal treatment necessary?
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment often is recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur because injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. Then we cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, we complete root canals in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment is known for being painful. In reality, this treatment is completed with minimal discomfort – thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentists, along with our entire dental team, provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office – and root canal treatment is no exception.