Root Canal Therapy in Greenville
Repair an infected tooth with root canal therapy
Many people are under the misconception that root canal therapy is a scary and painful procedure, when in fact it is a minimally invasive procedure with little to no pain. For patients in Greenville needing a root canal, the experienced dental team at Longbranch Dental Center will make the process smooth with very little discomfort.
Symptoms of an Infected Tooth:
- A bad taste in your mouth
- Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Increased sensitivity to sweets
- Tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing
What is a root canal?
Under your tooth’s enamel, and within the dentin, is an area called the pulp, which carries the tooth’s nerve, veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Root canals are very small divisions that branch off from the top of the pulp to the tip of the root. A tooth has at least one but no more than four root canals.
The pulp can become infected due to a deep cavity or fracture that allows bacteria to grow. To save the tooth, the pulp needs to be removed, and the canals need to be sterilized and filled. A crown is usually necessary to complete the restoration of the tooth.
Root canal therapy takes about two hours and may require two visits to our Greenville cosmetic dentistry practice. The procedure is completed with rotary endodontic tools and with numbing medication, making it a fairly quiet, painless and gentle treatment.
If you are experiencing pain, or are bothered by heat, cold or biting too hard, a root canal may be required. Our experienced dentists at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville will make the experience as calming and relaxing as possible. Contact us today at (903) 455-4161 today to schedule an appointment.