This Winston-Salem Dental Group post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. We want you to know that they have a bad reputation that isn’t really deserved.
If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. We recommend this procedure when it is better than the alternative. A successful root canal can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
If, after a thorough evaluation, we determine that a tooth is going to need a root canal, we will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are executed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.
During the procedure, we will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.
Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Winston-Salem Dental Group. We will make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
At Winston-Salem Dental Group, we provide superior care to all our patients. In addition to root canals we offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.
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