I Heard Root Canals Were…

added on: May 29, 2013


I Heard Root Canals Were…

Uncomfortable? Inconvenient? At Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry we do everything we can to make sure you’re relaxed, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible for all of our procedures, from filling a cavity, to periodontal therapy, to…root canal treatment!

Why Would I Need a Root Canal?

The pulp inside your tooth contains root canals with all the blood vessels and nerves that your tooth needs to thrive. If these nerves are damaged through injury or infection, then they need to be treated with root canal therapy.

First, we treat any infection and remove the damaged tissue. We thoroughly clean out all bacteria, infection, or debris. You may need time to heal, or in some cases, root canals can be completed in a day. The next step is to replace the pulp by filling the root canals so they’re sealed against new bacteria that could cause another infection.

Once the root canals have been filled, we’ll reinforce and protect your tooth by placing a porcelain crown over it.

Call our dental office in Chapel Hill at 919.933.3388 if you’re experiencing any recurring tooth discomfort or pain. Root canal therapy is just one of the comprehensive services we provide. Contact us to learn more about our general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.


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