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Root Canals – Angier, NC

Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal

Woman with a toothache needing a root canal.

If you have a problematic tooth, don’t have it extracted! Instead, Dr. Gong might be able to save it with a root canal. Although the endodontic treatment has a bad reputation for being painful, the latest advancements in dentistry make it virtually pain-free, so you can sit back and relax. Dr. Gong can rehabilitate your damaged tooth to stop your pain and restore a healthy smile.

Why Choose Accent Family Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

What is a Root Canal?

Image of root canal procedure.

A root canal is the most common restorative treatment performed in the U.S.; however, it is only recommended when there aren’t any other viable options to save a tooth from an extraction. Although removing the tooth will eliminate the issue at the source, it opens the door to a new list of complications, like cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.

As an alternative, root canal therapy removes the inner layer of the tooth called the pulp. Afterward, your tooth is sterilized before it is sealed with a special material called gutta-percha. Once its health has been restored, a protective cap is placed over the entire surface above the gum line. The crown is made of all-ceramic material to look natural while it reinstates the function and appearance of the tooth while also protecting it from future damage. Your crown will look and feel like a real tooth. It can last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Your dentist in Angier will use a local anesthetic and modern techniques to ensure a comfortable procedure; however, it’s normal for your tooth to be a bit tender for a few days after your root canal. You can easily manage any discomfort using an over-the-counter pain reliever. It’s also best to eat a soft diet for a few days until any pain subsides.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Digital model showing an infected tooth.

You’ll need a thorough consultation with your dentist, Dr. Gong, to ensure a root canal is necessary, but there are some indicators you may need the procedure, such as:

Schedule Your Consultation

If a toothache is keeping you awake at night, you might need root canal therapy. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.