Root Canal Specialist - Hickory, NC

Save Your Natural Teeth with Root Canal Treatment

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Say Goodbye to Toothache with Root Canal Procedure

In modern society, root canals have gotten a bad reputation as a painful procedure, but with advancements in dentistry, the procedure is as now nearly as simple as getting a filling. Root canals are intended to save your natural teeth by removing the source of decay from inside your tooth. This reduces your pain and prevents further mouth and jaw complications that could arise by leaving the infection untreated. Because the decay that necessitates a root canal is often the result of an infection, delaying treatment may lead to tooth loss and the spread of infection to other teeth. By getting root canal treatment sooner rather than later, you can stop the pain and save your smile.

How is a Root Canal Performed?

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Root Canal Treatment Process

Root canals remove the infection and decay from the tooth’s pulp, effectively eliminating the source of your pain. Once the pulp has been removed during a quick and simple procedure, Dr. Dale Spencer and Dr. Probst will then fill the tooth and cover it with a filling or dental crown to prevent bacteria from re-entering. Patients that undergo root canal treatment often find relief from the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness of the surrounding area

Timely Root Canal Treatment Prevents Further Complications

When patients let the bacteria that cause infection or decay of a tooth go without root canal treatment, we often see the infection spread to other areas of the mouth. Unfortunately, this may cause tooth loss, not to mention extreme pain and discomfort. For a healthy, pain-free mouth, getting the root canal treatment your smile needs as early as possible is the best course of action. This procedure is quick and virtually pain-free, but Dr. Spencer & Dr. Probst do have sedation dentistry options
available to help you feel calm and relaxed before and during treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Root Canal take?

Usually, root canal treatment can be completed in a single visit. However, you may need more time depending on the infection in your tooth. Consult your dentist to know the details.

How much does a Root Canal cost?

The cost will vary depending on your root canal infection. But root treatment removes the infection and decay from the tooth’s pulp, saving your natural teeth. So, it is necessary to get this treatment in time.

How long does a Root Canal last without a Crown?

Most part of the outer tooth gets removed during a root canal treatment. As a result, the outer toot will start crumbling faster without a crown. That’s why it is necessary to reinforce the outer tooth with a crown after your root canal procedure.

What to eat after Root Canal?

Dentists often recommend eating soft foods after a root canal treatment. It will prevent irritation or injuries and allow your mouth to recover. You can eat soft foods like scrambled eggs, smoothies, milkshakes, yogurt, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, pasta, shredded meat, and soft bread, among other things.

Does a Root Canal hurt?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is not painful. And it is probably the best way to get relief from a damaged, infected tooth. It effectively eliminates the source of your toothache.

If you are experiencing toothache, contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spencer so he can evaluate the source of your tooth pain.

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