What To Expect From a Root Canal

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Steps of Root Canal Therapy

Over the years, root canals have gained a bad, inaccurate rep of being a painful, uncomfortable procedure. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Root canal therapy is an advanced dental treatment that can actually save a natural tooth.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to save a severely damaged or diseased tooth. Root canal therapy removes injured pulp from inside the tooth and cleans out the canals. Once the diseased pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned out, a crown is placed over the tooth for additional protection.

Are Root Canals Painful?

While root canal therapy may seem intimidating, it is actually nothing to fear. Dr. Metwally will thoroughly numb the area around the tooth before starting the root canal. If necessary, dental sedation is also available to help you feel comfortable throughout the entire treatment. The most you will feel during your procedure is slight pressure. One of the many benefits of root canal therapy is that it helps alleviate tooth pain, not cause it. Many patients report almost instant pain relief after their root canal is complete.

Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

There are many dental concerns and issues that may point to a root canal. Here are some of the most common.

  • Chronic tooth pain
  • Dental injuries resulting in cracked or broken teeth
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Sudden darkening of tooth
  • Swollen gums

Comfortable, Stress-Free Root Canals in Raleigh, NC

Are you in need of a root canal and looking for an experienced dentist? Look no further than Northside Dental! Dr. Ahmed Metwally has extensive experience performing gentle root canal therapy to restore patients’ smiles and prevent tooth loss. Please contact our Raleigh office to book your root canal therapy consultation.