Too many people see a dentist’s office as a painful place. At Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson NC, we dispel that image with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even so, when patients hear they need a root canal, a lot of them are going to get tense.
It doesn’t need to be that way.
Patients need to get a root canal because of an infected tooth. That tooth is usually giving them pain, sometimes a lot of pain. A root canal is performed to relieve dental pain, and to save the tooth. The procedure itself is painless.
It’s called a “root canal” because we clean out the canals inside the tooth’s root. We remove bacteria, soft tissue, decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. The tooth is then sealed, and a crown is put in place.
Most root canals are successful, and result in the infected tooth being saved. The only alternative is to have the tooth extracted, so as worrisome as it might be to hear you need a root canal, the alternative is worse.
In addition to root canals, Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson NC provides general and cosmetic dentistry. We also treat temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.