When a tooth is severely damaged by decay or injury, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. With advances in dental technology, your dentist can perform this highly effective procedure, to alleviate the symptoms of a toothache and prevent subsequent damage to an infected tooth. Keeping you informed and at ease throughout the procedure, your highly skilled dentist and caring, professional staff at the practice of Chad Merrell, DMD, PA provides gentle and precise Greensboro root canal treatment using the latest equipment and technology.
Root canal therapy is the most effective method of saving a tooth from extraction when there is irreversible damage or decay to its nerves. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination and use diagnostic films, as needed, to determine if root canal therapy is the best course of treatment for you. Patients who are experiencing a toothache, which may be accompanied by fever or swelling, should contact their dentist immediately, as these symptoms may indicate an infection or deep decay. A toothache may occur when there is damage to the dental pulp, a layer of core tissues, blood vessels and nerves that lie underneath the tooth’s outermost biting surface. During Greensboro root canal therapy, your dentist removes the damaged pulp, cleans and shapes the pulp chamber, then seals the tooth with inert materials to prevent re-infection. Your compassionate, experienced dentist keeps you at ease throughout the procedure, making this highly beneficial procedure a stress-free experience. A tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life. Following treatment, your dentist may recommend a crown to restore the appearance and function of the tooth.
At Chad Merrell, DMD, our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful throughout your life. As your provider of Greensboro root canal therapy, we treat you and your family with the care, skill and experience that you deserve. To learn more, call us today.