Root Canal Therapy

At Magnolia Dentistry, we understand that root canal therapy can be a daunting term for many patients. However, we assure you that our experienced team is here to provide exceptional care and ensure your comfort throughout the process. Let us explain how root canal therapy can save your natural tooth and relieve dental pain.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure to save a severely infected or damaged tooth. It involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp and the soft tissue inside the tooth and cleaning and disinfecting the root canals. Once thoroughly cleaned, the canals are filled and sealed to prevent further infection.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy:

  • Persistent toothache or tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth.
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.
  • A pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth indicates a dental abscess.
  • Pain when biting or chewing.

The Root Canal Therapy Process:

1. Examination and Diagnosis:

During your initial visit, our skilled dentist will examine your tooth and take X-rays to determine the extent of the infection and assess the condition of the surrounding bone structure. Based on the findings, they will recommend root canal therapy if it is the most appropriate treatment option for you.

2. Local Anesthesia:

To ensure your comfort during the procedure, our team will administer local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the affected tooth.

3. Pulp Removal:

Once numb, our dentist will create a small access hole in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. The infected or inflamed pulp will be carefully removed using specialized dental instruments

4. Cleaning and Disinfection:

The root canals will be meticulously cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to eliminate bacteria and debris. This step is crucial in preventing future infections.

5. Filling and Sealing:

After thoroughly cleaning the canals, they are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This material seals the canals, preventing bacteria from re-entering.

6. Restoration:

In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy will require a dental crown or filling to restore its strength and protect it from further damage. Our dentist will discuss the appropriate restoration option for your specific needs.

7. Post-Treatment Care

After the procedure, our team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your tooth during the healing process. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, attending regular dental check-ups, and following any additional recommendations will help ensure the success of your root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy can significantly relieve dental pain and save your natural tooth from extraction. Our skilled and compassionate team at Magnolia Dentistry is dedicated to delivering high-quality root canal treatment in a comfortable and friendly environment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help restore your oral health and preserve your beautiful smile through effective root canal therapy.

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Our dental office is in network with most major dental insurance companies. We also accept NC Medicaid. If you are not in network with your insurance, we will help you file as a courtesy.

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Our dental office is in network with most major dental insurance companies. We also accept NC Medicaid. If you are not in network with your insurance, we will help you file as a courtesy.
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