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A root canal is used to treat a tooth when the pulp or nerve in the tooth has become permanently damaged by infection (typically bacterial) or trauma. If left untreated, damaged and decayed pulp will eventually die. If this necrotic pulp works its way into the jawbone, it can form an abscess or even a painful infection.
The best way to prevent serious infection from necrotic pulp is with root canal treatment (also called endodontic therapy) delivered by our endodontists throughout the Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina.
In the past, root canals have had a bad reputation. However, these days, a root canal procedure involves minimal pain, and most patients are able to continue with their normal activities immediately following the procedure.
When you come into Lane & Associates for a root canal, we’ll begin by numbing your tooth and surrounding areas to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure.
Next, we’ll place a rubber dam on your tooth to isolate it from the rest of your teeth and prevent salivary contamination. Once we’ve isolated the infected tooth, we’ll use a dental hand piece to delicately remove the dead pulp.
Finally, we’ll shape, disinfect and fill your tooth with an inert material.
Please note that our root canal procedure may require several appointments, depending on the tooth and amount of infection present.
To request an appointment with Lane & Associates’ root canal specialists (Endodontist) in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Greensboro, or surrounding areas, give us a call at 1-877-526-3337, contact us online, or find the location nearest you. Whatever your dental needs, we look forward to serving you.
Lane & Associates offers root canal therapy for individuals and families across the Triangle and Triad of North Carolina. Visit any of our dental offices in Angier, Biscoe, Cary (Green Level West and Renaissance Park), Dunn, Durham (Miami Blvd and Broad St), Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Garner (Ortho location), Greensboro, Knightdale, Lillington, Mt. Olive, Pittsboro, Raleigh (Ridge Rd, Harvest Oaks, Wake Forest Rd, Oral location and Ortho location), Roseboro, Sanford (Tiffany Dr and Horner Blvd) and Winston-Salem.