Root Canal Therapy - Matthews, NC

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Dr. Nguyen and the team at Sapphire Dentistry are committed to providing top-quality dental care, including root canal therapy, to restore your oral health and alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing.

Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, treats a tooth that is infected or severely damaged. During the procedure, the infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth is removed, cleaned, disinfected, and sealed to prevent further infection.

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Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

You may need root canal therapy if you are experiencing severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or tenderness in the gums. These symptoms can indicate an infection or damage to the pulp inside your tooth, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral health issues.

What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Nguyen will thoroughly examine your tooth and discuss the treatment plan. Root canal therapy is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once the tooth is numb, Dr. Nguyen will carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and then seal it to prevent further infection.

After the procedure, you may experience minor discomfort or sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It is essential to follow any post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Nguyen to ensure proper healing.

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction. By preserving your natural tooth, you can maintain proper chewing function and avoid shifting surrounding teeth. Additionally, root canal therapy can alleviate pain and discomfort associated with the infection, restoring your oral health and overall well-being.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms of a possible infection, contact Sapphire Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nguyen. We are here to provide gentle and effective root canal therapy to restore your smile.

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