Dr. Kristen Langworthy and Dr. Jessica McConnell may recommend a root canal treatment if the nerves and roots of your teeth are infected or damaged. This treatment is usually the preferred option over an extraction because it allows you to keep and continue using your original tooth. We invite you to call Langworthy Family Dentistry today at 919-762-3239 to set up your consultation with one of our dentists and find out more about root canal treatment in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy. It is typically recommended when infection, decay or injury reaches past the outer layers of enamel and into the dental pulp where the nerves of the tooth are found. If this type of injury is left untreated, it can cause the tooth to die and may lead to the need for an extraction and more extensive restorative treatments to replace the tooth.
When you receive a root canal, our dentists will remove the damaged and infected tissues from within your tooth. They will then clean the tooth and fill it with medicated material to help prevent re-infection. The treated tooth will then be capped with a dental crown to restore its original shape and structure. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two appointments.
While root canals have a reputation for being painful, the reality is that this treatment can be completed with minimal discomfort. Advances in techniques, tools and anesthesia have made it possible for your root canal to be completed comfortably so that you can feel at ease during your appointment.
If you have any questions about root canal treatment and to make an appointment with one of our skilled dentists, call our office today.