Root Canals

A Solution for Saving Your Tooth and Eliminating Your Tooth Pain

Root canal therapy saves your infected tooth. The treatment helps eliminate tooth sensitivity and the pain that accompanies your infected tooth root.

Preserve your tooth structure

Bacteria can lead to painful decay within your tooth. A root canal removes the infection and prevents you from having a dental extraction.

Your infected tooth pulp will be removed and the bacterial infection will be treated. After your tooth is sealed a dental crown will be used to fully restore your tooth function.

A comfortable approach to your procedure

Your comfort is a priority during your root canal procedure. Your Wilmington dentist will use a local anesthetic and give you additional sedation options for your treatment.

Contact our Wilmington dental office about your tooth pain or sensitivity. Ask us about root canal therapy to eliminate your pain and save your infected tooth.

 Many patients associate root canals with pain and discomfort.

But local anesthetics and advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals highly tolerable procedures that are often no less comfortable than getting a standard filling. Upon completion, a restored tooth that has undergone a root canal will blend in with surrounding teeth – virtually undetectable to the average eye. More than 9 out of 10 Wilmington root canal procedures are successful, and most treatments last many years or even a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for a Wilmington root canal?

You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about Wilmington root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.

What should I expect during my root canal treatment?

If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown.

What type of post-treatment care is required after a root canal?

It is normal for teeth to become inflamed after a root canal, potentially causing sensitivity for the first several days following treatment. However, normal brushing and flossing habits can be resumed immediately after treatment and restoration is complete.