Do you have diseased or injured teeth? Fortunately, they can be saved through root canal treatment.
What Does a Root Canal Involve?
When you visit our dentist office in Hendersonville, we will begin by taking x-rays of the tooth to determine if it needs a root canal. If we determine that your tooth needs a root canal, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to complete the procedure or if time allows, begin the procedure at your emergency appointment. To begin, we’ll numb the tooth with a local anesthetic. Our dentists will then open the tooth, take the nerve out, and clean and disinfect the canals to prevent infection and toothache. A root canal procedure typically takes approximately 90 minutes.
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
There’s a common misconception that dental treatments, such as root canals, cause pain. The good news is the treatment is designed to eliminate the pain you are already experiencing. Local anesthesia will numb the tooth and the surrounding area. After the procedure, our dental team will send you home with instructions for pain management and how to care for your oral health while recovering from the treatment.
Contact Hendersonville Family Dental Today
At Hendersonville Family Dental, we understand how scary root canals may seem. Our dentist will help with any of your concerns, questions, or anxiety, so you feel safe and comfortable about your upcoming root canal. If you believe you’re in need of a root canal, contact Hendersonville Family Dental today at 828-222-7878. You may also contact us using our online contact form.