About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner portion of the tooth (also known as pulp) gets an infection, it can develop into lots of pain and the whole tooth will begin to die if the infected pulp is not removed. A root canal procedure by our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC removes the contaminated pulp from the tooth, which can spare the tooth and allow proper restoration begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is extracted, a filling element can be added within the tooth otherwise a cap can be put on top of the tooth by our dentists. If the bacteria is not healed, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacterial infection may move into the blood and infect more areas of the body. At DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, our dentists perform root canal treatments to assist patients and return their oral health.
"A trip to the dentist can be a scary thing, causing anxiety coupled with the fear of pain. I've been to Dr. Smith, with Dental Works several times now, and I felt I should comment to my experience. I had two fillings this last time, and he could sense my nervousness. He was able to numb the area well, and then completed the work as swiftly as I could of ever imagined anyone doing so. Literally, within minutes, he had finished, and was ready to begin the filing. I can't thank him enough for completing the work so fast, and within hours, I could tell he had alleviated the pain I was having, and they look great. I would reccomend him to anyone who dreads going to the dentist as much as I do! LNE"- L.E. / Yelp / Dec 28, 2017
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"I was really nervous to find a dentist being in a new area. I called around and read reviews. When I spoke to Wendy my mind was made up. So went in today and was greeted warmly. The staff is all amazingly nice and caring. Susan took me back and never left my side for long which really helped me calm down. The doctor was so concerned and took time to help me decide on process to do. Going to have my family come here as well. Never have I been treated with such care and not rushed. If you are like me and a mess around dentists please do not wait. This is the best choice around. I will not neglect my teeth any more."- A.P. / Yelp / Nov 16, 2017
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What to Expect
A root canal procedure is most often completed with local anesthesia to numb the mouth, plus our dentists may combine sedation if needed. Our dentists will extract the pulp from the contaminated tooth or teeth, then our dentists will cover the tooth with a crown or add filling material. Certain patients are at a larger risk of catching an infection (generally patients with heart issues like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists will prescribe a course of antibiotics before and after the root canal therapy.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and get better at home, although a few sedation options may require the individual to have a reliable adult drive them home. Patients will have temporary numbness and certain patients may have minor discomfort that can often be fixed with an over-the-counter pain medication. If a temporary crown was put over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and bonded by our dentists at a second appointment. After a root canal, oral care consisting of brushing and flossing at home, in addition to visits to DentalWorks - Wilmington as recommended by our dentists are essential to keep up the strength of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal therapy is often covered to some extent by the patient's insurance, in some cases dental insurance may not cover added expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks - Wilmington is able to help patients with applications for financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To get rid of your toothache and stop more dangerous dental issues, don't skip talking to our dentists about root canal procedures. With state-of-the-art dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, treating an infected tooth doesn't have to be excruciating or difficult.