When a cavity or tooth decay extends into the pulp of the tooth, a root canal is warranted to save the tooth and prevent a painful extraction. The root canal process can make some people anxious, as with any dental treatment, but is no more painful than a simple dental filling, thanks to anesthesia.
For your root canal, once the affected area is effectively numbed, the dentist will remove the infected pulp of the tooth, disinfect it well, and fill it with a dental compound. A crown or dental filling will then be placed to restore the functional and structural integrity and shape of the tooth. Having a root canal instead of an extraction is much less painful, and recovery is nearly instantaneous, once the anesthesia wears off. Additionally, a root canal saves time and money compared to an extraction and will not require a bridge or implant to take the place of the extracted tooth.
At the office of Kenneth R. Russell, DDS, we offer root canal treatment in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We know the importance of dental health and work to provide exceptional dental care for your entire family. We have been serving patients for over 30 years and are in-network with many insurance companies, making our office a great choice.
If you are in need of a root canal or any other dental care, reach out to us. We use current technology to maximize your comfort and save time and expense. For your convenience, we also offer early weekday appointments and are open on Saturdays to work with your busy schedule. To experience quality care from our skilled staff, give us a call to schedule with us!