Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
Dustin J. Prusik, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

How can we help you?

Having questions is natural, and we look forward to providing you with answers so that you can feel confident in choosing us for your dentistry.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. If yours is not listed here, just give us a call!

Root Canal Therapy

Despite the rumors, root canal therapy is a standard procedure that is not typically painful. In fact, the area your dentist works on will be numb!

More good news: root canals in Apex, NC relieve pain as opposed to causing it.

If you need a root canal, it means you have had past trauma to your tooth or a root infection that is likely causing you pain. Your jaw near the pain site may be swollen, and you may notice a blister on your gum.

Root canal therapy finds your Apex dentist gently numbing the area around your infected or damaged tooth. After the numbing takes hold, your dentist pulls the root and pulp from your tooth; removing these infected bits eases your pain.

After extraction of the root and pulp, your dentist relies on a healing agent and transitory filling to keep the area clean. At your next dental visit, we fill the tooth or cap it with a dental crown, the latter if the tooth is weak following infection.

Our tooth crowns match your teeth in color, shape, and size.

Contact Our Dental Office Today

If it is time for your next checkup, or if you have a toothache, get in touch with a dental team member as soon as possible!

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