Root Canal Therapy
Dentist in Wilmington, NC
Root canal therapy is the act of treating the center of an inflamed tooth. Inside every tooth is a soft substance of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that keeps it nourished, healthy, and strong. Sometimes, due to the decay of enamel around it, the pulp can become infected with bacteria.
Symptoms of pulp infection include visible swelling of the tooth, a sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and/or pain in the tooth and gums. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us at The Dental Studio for a consultation.
For patients with infected tooth pulp, our team will provide a root canal. A root canal involves our team removing the infected tooth pulp from within the tooth chamber and cleaning the canals with a disinfecting solution. In order to guarantee your comfort during the procedure, we will provide local anesthesia or sedation.
To complete the process, our team will place a temporary filling over the tooth we treated until the full restoration is complete. Your tooth will likely be sensitive for the first few days, so we’ll advise you on medications to help relieve the symptoms. Avoid using the treated tooth when eating until your healing is complete. If a problem occurs, contact The Dental Studio immediately.
If you want to preserve your infected tooth, root canal therapy is the answer. Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Jacob Long.