Root Canal

Save Your Natural Teeth with Expert Root Canal Therapy

Relieve pain and restore your oral health with our advanced root canal treatments.

Root canal therapy is a highly effective treatment designed to save teeth that are severely infected or damaged. At Williams Dentistry in Fletcher, NC, we provide expert root canal services to eliminate infection, alleviate pain, and preserve your natural tooth structure. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, our skilled team ensures that the procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible. A root canal can prevent the need for tooth extraction and maintain the function and appearance of your smile. Trust us to restore your oral health with precision and care.

Pain Relief

Root canal therapy removes the infected tissue and nerves from the tooth, providing immediate relief from pain and discomfort.

Preservation of Teeth

By treating the infection and reinforcing the tooth structure, root canal therapy helps preserve your natural teeth, avoiding the need for extraction.

Improved Oral Health

Eliminating the infection prevents the spread of bacteria to surrounding teeth and gums, promoting overall oral health and preventing future issues.

Comprehensive and Comfortable Root Canal Treatment

At Williams Dentistry, our root canal treatment process is designed to be thorough and patient-friendly. During the procedure, we carefully remove the infected pulp from the tooth, clean and disinfect the root canals, and then fill and seal the space to prevent further infection. Our advanced techniques and sedation options ensure a pain-free and comfortable experience. After the root canal, we typically restore the tooth with a crown to provide additional strength and protection. Our goal is to restore your tooth to its full function and appearance, giving you a healthy and confident smile.

Root Canal FAQs

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth. It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them to prevent further infection.

Is a root canal painful?

With modern dental techniques and anesthesia, a root canal procedure is generally no more painful than getting a filling. Most patients experience significant relief from the pain caused by the infection.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal include severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling and tenderness in the gums, and a darkening of the tooth. A dental exam and X-ray can confirm the need for treatment.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

The length of the procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case, but most root canals can be completed in one to two visits, each lasting about 60 to 90 minutes.

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal?

After a root canal, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid chewing on hard foods until the tooth is fully restored with a crown. Follow-up visits with your dentist are essential to ensure proper healing and restoration.

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