Root Canal Therapy in Apex, NC
Many patients fear the root canal procedure more than any other dental treatment.
The truth is, you don't need to worry! The pain associated with a root canal usually comes from the symptoms of the infection, not the procedure itself.
We provide painless root canal procedures that restore your health and comfort and allow you to keep your natural tooth. Our goal is to save your tooth because it is the best way to protect your oral health and the integrity of your smile.
You do not need to feel nervous about your root canal at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry. Dr. Prusik is highly skilled at providing our patients with exceptional endodontic care.
When Is a Root Canal Necessary?
Root canal therapy is necessary to address an infection inside your tooth. Often, the first symptoms include pain, inflammation, and sensitivity. Other symptoms include discoloration of the tooth, facial swelling, and a small lesion on the gums.
Many infections will not go away on their own. We need to gain access to the infection and clean out the canal in order to assist with healing.
Root Canal Therapy Procedures
We use the most advanced rotary instrument technology to make this procedure as quick and painless as possible. We can handle most cases in-house, which means fewer offices to visit and less waiting for treatment.
Dr. Prusik will create a small access to the canal inside your root. He will clean out the infection and diseased tissue using rotary instruments that provide a thorough cleaning while still protecting the integrity of your tooth.
Once the infection is cleared from your canal, Dr. Prusik will place medication to assist with healing. He will then fill your root canal with a rubber-like material and seal the tooth.
After your root canal treatment is complete, we allow time for your inflammation to resolve and your body’s natural healing process to take over.
Post-Root Canal Therapy
When your root canal completely heals, we will recommend an appropriate dental restoration to protect and stabilize your tooth. Root canal teeth tend to be more brittle and need additional protection to prevent cracks.
In some cases, a permanent filling may be enough to protect your tooth, but in most cases, a dental crown is a better option. Dental crowns completely cover your tooth, like a protective helmet. Because they encase your tooth, they provide extra support for chewing.
Are You Experiencing Dental Pain?
We provide gentle dentistry and offer nitrous oxide sedation for patients who feel nervous about their dental appointments, so you can enjoy stress-free dental treatment.