About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior area of the tooth (or pulp) becomes infected, it can cause plenty of discomfort and the entire tooth begins to die if the infection is not stopped. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Northcross Village in Huntersville, NC takes out the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and permit proper healing start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Northcross Village in Huntersville, NC, our dentists offer root canal therapies to help patients and restore their dental health.
"The staff is remarkable . The Hygienist made my deep cleaning comfortable. The dentist is very knowledgeable."- G.8. / Google / Sep 27, 2018
"I went to Dental Works because I had a tooth that was very painful and infected. They were open on Friday when so many dentists were closed. They graciously worked me in. I am terrified of going to the dentist. EVERYONE here made me feel comfortable even during an extraction. I will definitely be going back. The whole staff actually cares about you."- G.H. / Google / Sep 15, 2018
"The Doctor is very knowledgeable and the aids were just as knowledgeable, curtious and very friendly."- M.W. / Google / Jul 28, 2018
"Being petrified of the dentist and a extensive medical history to the point of shaking and having panic attacks. Just moved here from Ny and started having severe wisdom tooth pain. Called this place and everyone from the secretary, assistant to the dentist were amazing, very patient with me and comforting. Not scary at all and very fast. Highly recommend this place."- T.H. / Google / Jul 13, 2018
"Everyone at the office was very nice, attentive, and courteous. Great experience."- M.P. / Google / Jun 23, 2018
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to desensitize the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation as needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing a bacterial infection (usually patients with heart problems like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and recover at home, but some sedation methods may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will experience short-term numbness and some patients may experience minor pain that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary cap was placed on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. Following a root canal, dental care including flossing and brushing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Northcross Village as recommended by our dentists are important to support the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually paid in part by the individual's dental insurance, but it may not pay further costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Northcross Village in Huntersville, NC take several methods of payment and DentalWorks - Northcross Village can help individuals with financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more invasive dental health problems, do not avoid talking with our dentists regarding root canal therapies. With modern dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at DentalWorks - Northcross Village in Huntersville, NC, healing an infected tooth does not have to be awful or horrible.