Root Canal Treatments at Palmetto Family Dental

Every smile tells a story, and at Palmetto Family Dental, we've been privileged to be a part of thousands of them.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to treat infection or damage within the pulp (center) of a tooth. The process involves removing the affected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it. Learn more about how we prioritize your comfort with our general anesthesia options.

Why might I need a root canal?

Root canals are typically recommended when:

  • There's a deep infection in the tooth pulp.
  • A tooth has suffered significant trauma.
  • Decay has reached the tooth's nerve.
  • There are repeated dental procedures on the same tooth.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

  • Pain Relief: Root canals effectively alleviate pain caused by infections.
  • Tooth Preservation: The procedure allows you to keep your natural tooth.
  • Prevention: It prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth.
  • Restoration: After the procedure, the tooth is often restored with a dental crown to regain its strength and functionality.

What can I expect during and after the procedure?

During the procedure, the area is numbed to ensure comfort. After the treatment, some tenderness is normal but can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions and schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure the treated tooth remains healthy.

Ready to Restore Your Dental Health?

Located in McDonough, Palmetto, Zebulon, or Fayetteville? Book your root canal treatment at Palmetto Family Dental today.

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