Monday, March 26, 2012

Root Canal Treatment in Raleigh, NC

No one wants to hear that they need a root canal, or endodontic treatment, but if the pulp of your tooth has become infected or inflamed this is often the best course of action to ensure there is no further damage or discomfort.

Fortunately, there is good news for patients needing a root canal. Dental techniques and pain management practices have vastly improved in recent decades. The Raleigh NC Dentists at Implant & General Dentistry are highly experienced and use state of the art equipment and materials. Our entire staff is dedicated to making sure your treatment experience is as positive as possible, and that you receive superior dental work.

Causes of a Root Canal

There are several potential causes of inflammation or infection of the pulp of the tooth, including:
  • extensive decay
  • repeated dental procedures
  • a cracked or chipped tooth

Root Canal Process

Should a root canal be necessary the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the effected tooth. He or she will then make a very small opening in the tooth and proceed to clean out the root canal space. The tooth is then sealed with a bio-compatible material and specialized cement.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment please call the Raleigh NC Dentists at 919-782-0548.