About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior portion of the tooth (or pulp) gets an infection, it can develop into lots of discomfort and the entire tooth will begin to die if the infected pulp is not stopped. A root canal procedure by our dentists at DentalWorks - Hope Mills in Fayetteville, NC takes out the contaminated pulp from the tooth, which can spare the tooth and permit proper restoration start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is extracted, a filling element can be added within the tooth otherwise a cap can be put on top of the tooth by our dentists. If the bacteria is not healed, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacterial infection may move into the blood and infect more areas of the body. At DentalWorks - Hope Mills in Fayetteville, NC, our dentists offer root canal treatments to assist patients and return their dental health.
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"DentalWorks did a great job explaining to me my situation and helping me to create a simple plan to move forward. They were gentle with me and tried to genuinely approach me in a way that met my needs. I was pleasantly surprised. The difference between this office and other offices I've been to in the past is that I felt comfortable and cared for and didn't feel like I was part of a conveyor belt of patients. They were efficient, but not slow; and I came away knowing exactly what I needed to pay and what to expect. It was like a breath of fresh air to deal with an office that took my needs into consideration. Thanks DentalWorks. I'll be back."- P.M. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
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"My family and I go to the Hope Mills location for general dentistry needs and orthodontics. We've had nothing but good experiences with the providers and staff."- J.R. / Google / Aug 03, 2018
"Always a good time here. Seriously everyone is really nice and professional. I've never had a long wait in the waiting room. For a cleaning I'm in and out in 45 minutes (which includes showing up a little early and chatting up everyone)"- J.G. / Google / Jul 31, 2018
What to Expect
A root canal procedure is most often completed with local anesthesia to desensitize the mouth, plus our dentists may combine sedation as needed. Our dentists will extract the pulp from the contaminated tooth or teeth, then our dentists will cover the tooth with a crown or add filling material. Certain patients are at a larger risk of catching a bacterial infection (generally patients with heart issues like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists will prescribe a course of antibiotics before and after the root canal therapy.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and get better at their own home, although a few sedation methods may require the individual to have a reliable adult drive them home. Patients will experience short-term numbness and certain patients may experience minor pain that can often be fixed with an over-the-counter pain medication. If a temporary cap was put on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and bonded by our dentists at a second appointment. Following a root canal, dental care consisting of flossing and brushing at home, in addition to visits to DentalWorks - Hope Mills as recommended by our dentists are essential to keep up the strength of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal therapy is often paid to some extent by the individual's insurance, in some cases dental insurance may not pay added costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Hope Mills in Fayetteville, NC take several methods of payment and DentalWorks - Hope Mills is able to help individuals with applications for financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To get rid of your toothache and stop more dangerous dental issues, do not skip talking with our dentists regarding root canal procedures. With state-of-the-art dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at DentalWorks - Hope Mills in Fayetteville, NC, treating an infected tooth does not have to be excruciating or difficult.