Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can repair and restore an infected tooth. If you experience any of the following symptoms, your tooth may suffer from infection in the dental pulp and tooth nerve:
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Intense pain when chewing or biting
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the surrounding gums
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, filling in the tooth, and sealing the tooth. Our talented dentist, Dr. Cindy Walker, may recommend a dental crown to effectively restore the function and structure of the tooth. Our skilled dental team will ensure that your root canal treatment is painless and comfortable. For patients who feel especially anxious or nervous about root canal therapy, we offer sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed and calm. If you believe that your tooth may be infected, or if you would simply like to learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy, please call our Garner, North Carolina dental office soon. We are dedicated to improving your oral health!