Calming Root Canal Fears

North Carolina Dentist Calms Root Canal Fears

Hearing that you’ll need a root canal is news that no one ever welcomes, because root canals are usually associated with pain. That may have been true, once upon a time, but at Winston-Salem Dental Group, rest assured: root canal therapy is relatively painless, and the benefits far outweight any drawbacks.

Root canals have improved greatly over the years, and today most patients report that they aren’t all that different than having a cavity filled. They are, in fact, a fairly common procedure.

Root canals become necessary when the nerve below a tooth becomes infected. The infection can be quite painful, which leads to another point about root canals: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

The procedure is done to remove the diseased pulp from within the tooth. If it wasn’t removed, the infection would get worse and lead to other issues, including systemic problems and diseases in other parts of the body. Done properly, a root canal preserves the natural tooth.

After treatment, you may experience a little discomfort. The usual remedy to this is an over-the-counter pain reliever. Most patients are getting back to normal within a day or so.

At Winston-Salem Dental Group, a root canal is nothing to fear. Other services incude general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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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.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Winston-Salem Dental Group, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.

Root canals are done on teeth that are very sick, and if they aren’t performed, the tooth will probably die. Even more ominous are the blood-borne infections that spread through the body because of the infected tooth.

The tip-off that something is going on with one of your teeth may be as ordinary as a toothache. But that ache is telling you something, so if you have a toothache don’t ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear.

In addition to root canals, Winston-Salem Dental Group provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 


Rather Have A Root Canal?

Winston-Salem EndodonticsHave you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Winston-Salem Dental Group, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients, and many report minimal discomfort.

Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.

Root canals are performed when the root of a tooth is severely infected. By then the only other options is usually to extract it. With modern technology they are a fairly straightforward. The pulp of a tooth’s interior is removed, and the remaining canal is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed.

How do you know if you need a root canal? You should speak with your dental professional immediately if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage. However, for some endodontic patients, there are no symptoms. That is why it is important to visit your dentist regularly for a thorough dental examination and dental cleaning.

In addition to root canals, Winston-Salem Dental Group provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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