If you’re living with a painful or damaged tooth, Blue Ridge Dentistry can help! Our expert team of dentists near Boone, NC, can take steps to resolve your pain and repair your tooth, including gently performing a root canal. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment so we can help you feel better.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that helps repair an infected or decaying tooth. Did you know that inside each of your teeth is a living nerve and other soft tissue? Cavities or damage to your teeth can cause this tissue to become infected, which causes pain and will eventually kill the tooth and lead to further decay and damage to your mouth and jaw. During a root canal, your dentist gently removes the infected tissue, cleans out the inside of your tooth, packs it to restore form, and then seals it back up again with a filling or crown to prevent any further infection.
When Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, a root canal may be necessary.
- Severe toothache
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of a tooth
- Swelling and pain in the gums
- Recurring pimple in the gums
What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal?
A root canal cleans out any infection inside of your tooth so that you can get back to living without pain or further damage. The procedure is simple, straightforward, and will allow you to keep your tooth and continue to bite and smile normally rather than needing an extraction. Our skilled, compassionate dentists are experts at performing a root canal with minimal discomfort and will have you feeling good again in no time!
Grateful Members of the Boone Community Since 1979
We’re so grateful that generations of Boone residents have trusted us to take care of their teeth. We work every day to provide our patients with great dental care in a friendly, fun environment and would love to welcome you into the fold. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!