Advanced Technology for Virtually Painless Treatment
In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed that! Our team can ensure that your root canal in Albemarle, NC, and the Davidson and Ballantyne, NC, areas is entirely painless, and we will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home. If you feel anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At Dogwood Family Dentistry, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The surgery involves gently removing the nerve and pulp, to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gum.
Even though endodontics is often referred to as a root canal, the root itself does not get removed. Rather, the soft tissue from inside the structure gets removed. If the decay is minimal, a small filling will be required. If the decay is extensive, root canal therapy will be required.
What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Are Root Canals Painful?
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort, that requires one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! Our team always wants you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free.
Learn More About Root Canal Treatment in Albemarle, NC & the Davidson & Ballantyne, NC, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your consultation today by calling (704) 474-9017 to reach our Albemarle location or (704) 997-3164 to reach our Davidson location. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Tour the Office
- Meet the Team
- Discuss Your Goals
- Oral Exam & Cleaning
- Expert Consultation
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our cutting-edge treatment options, advanced technology, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!