Root Canals – Raleigh NC

Root Canals – Raleigh NC

Protect your smile at Crabtree Valley Dental in Raleigh, NC

We are proud to provide root canal procedures (endodontic treatment) to save teeth that have been infected and in the past would have been pulled.

Call 919-985-7300 to schedule an appointment today.

Ask us about our complimentary childcare!

Why Choose Crabtree Valley Dental

State-of-the-art Sybron Dental Vertical Condensation Technology.

Most root canals are performed in our office without having to see a specialist at a higher cost.

Less discomfort and visits on your way to a healthy smile!

“Great experience. Friendly staff, beautiful office, easy to find location, and knowledgeable doctors. Just go there already. Your teeth will thank you.”

– David J. via Google

Root Canals have a pretty scary reputation. At Crabtree Valley Dental in Raleigh, we strive to make this procedure as pain-free and successful for you as possible.

Despite their negative image, root canal procedures (endodontic treatment) save teeth that have been infected and in the past would have been pulled. The procedure is usually spread over 1 to 3 appointments. A root canal is needed if the nerve, pulp and canal beneath the tooth have become infected. This usually happens because of a deep cavity or a crack in the tooth.

Some signs that you might need a root canal include:

– Severe pain when chewing with a tooth or applying pressure to it
– Continual pain or sensitivity to heat or cold
– Discoloration of the tooth
– Swelling and tenderness of the gums surrounding the tooth
– A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums.

If a diseased tooth is suspected, we begin by taking x-rays of your mouth to see the shape of the root canals and to look for signs of infection. If an infected nerve is the problem, we apply anesthesia and place a rubber dam around the infected tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. We will then create an opening through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber. Next, we remove the pulp, bacteria, nerve tissue and any other debris inside the tooth. Once the infected matter is removed, the root canal is cleaned and shaped so that it can be filled. If necessary, we also apply medications to the pulp chamber and the root canal in order to prevent infection. Usually, this will end the first appointment.

Based on the individual situation, we either leave the tooth open to allow it to drain, or we place a temporary filling in the tooth to protect it from food or other sources of infection between visits. We may also provide our patient more medication to reduce the chance of infection. The next step is to permanently fill and seal the root canal and place a crown made of gold or porcelain over the tooth. We finish by restoring the crown.

If you suspect you may have an infected tooth, please call Crabtree Valley Dental in Raleigh at 919-783-8887 to schedule an appointment. When an infected pulp is left untreated, the long-term damage can extend to other teeth, bone and even other parts of the face and head. But with a successful root canal procedure and proper hygiene, a root canal can remain healthy for the rest of your life.

What Patients are Saying…

5 star rated dentist

“Great experience. Friendly staff, beautiful office, easy to find location, and knowledgeable doctors. Just go there already. Your teeth will thank you.”

– David J. via Google

5 star rated dentist

“I brought my children (ages 4 & 6) here, and they had a thoroughly wonderful time at the dentist! I was so happy for my children to have a positive experience visiting the dentist’s office!!”

– Katie M. via Facebook

5 star rated dentist

“Thank you so much for all of your kindness to my friend. He was in need of emergency dental care and you provided it within hours of my call for help. I can’t say enough about the excellent staff. Wonderful experience.”

– Frank L. via Yelp

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