Root Canals Specialist

Hometown Family Dental Centers -  - Dentist

Hometown Family Dental Centers

Dentists located in Fayetteville, NC, Vass, NC & Raeford, NC

A root canal can seem intimidating. But it's an excellent method for treating many serious dental issues. At Hometown Family Dental Centers, you can receive your root canal from a highly trained dental expert. The staff has the expertise needed to provide pain-free procedures. Hometown Family Dental Centers has several convenient locations in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina. No matter what your dental needs, you can always receive top-quality care when you need it most. If you need a root canal, don't put off seeing a dentist. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the nerves and pulp inside the tooth. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed. Root canals are valuable procedures that help prevent tooth abscesses.

An abscessed tooth is extremely painful. Worse, the infection that causes the abscess can spread to other parts of your body. In rare cases, an abscessed tooth can even be fatal. Fortunately, modern dental procedures like root canals help prevent life-threatening complications.

What dental conditions can lead to a root canal?

Many dental conditions can damage the nerves and pulp inside your teeth. These conditions may include:

  • Untreated cavities
  • Deep decay
  • Large fillings
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Facial injuries
  • Repeated dental procedures

Often, you can avoid a root canal by seeking dental treatment right away. That's why it's essential to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings. But if you do need a root canal, there's no need for alarm. Modern root canals are very different from old-fashioned dental procedures.

What happens during a root canal?

At Hometown Family Dental Centers, your dentist first examines your tooth and determines what can be done to save the tooth. Your dentist will take an X-ray to find out how deep the damage goes. They may also make an impression of your tooth to prepare a crown.

Next, your dentist numbs the area and prepares your mouth for the procedure. Your dentist drills into the tooth and removes all infected or decayed tissue. The inside of your tooth is cleaned, scrubbed, and sealed.

Once your tooth is ready, your dentist places a filling in the tooth. Your dentist may also suggest a crown to help strengthen the tooth and keep it from fracturing.

How long does it take to recover from a root canal?

Root canals may sound frightening, but most patients find that their root canal is no more painful than a typical filling. Since a decayed or infected tooth is very painful, getting a root canal can even make your pain disappear altogether.

When performed by an experienced dentist, root canals have a 95% success rate. Very few patients need repeat procedures. Most patients feel comfortable and ready to return to work the day after their procedure.  

Ready to resolve your tooth pain once and for all? Call Hometown Family Dental Centers today or schedule an appointment online.