Root canal treatment - Smithfield, NC

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment In Smithfield, NC

Most patients panic when their dentist says the words "root canal"! In reality, it is the infection and inflammation of the damaged nerve tissue around the tooth that produces the pain, not the dental procedure. The experienced team at Smithfield Family Dentistry provides gentle, yet successful dental care treatment for any of your root canal issues.

If you have dental decay that has progressed through the layers of your tooth, you may notice that your tooth becomes extremely sensitive to biting, cold, hot, or all three! You may also experience swelling, and an abscess may form at the root of the tooth. If the problem is not treated, the infection will spread and cause additional damage. Root canal treatment can keep a tooth from being extracted.

Root canal treatment is one of the most effective techniques of reducing the pain, swelling, and discomfort caused by an infected tooth. The damaged nerve tissue from the tooth is removed during the procedure, and the canal is cleaned of hazardous bacteria. After cleaning, the canal is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material. Following that, the tooth is protected with a crown. The tooth then functions normally as it would like any other tooth.

Modern root canal treatment is quite comparable to having a standard filling and can be performed in a short period. You may expect a relaxing experience both during and after your consultation.

Root canal therapy allows you to keep your natural smile, eat the foods you enjoy and reduce the need for ongoing dental work. Most root canal-treated teeth will last a lifetime if properly cared for. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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