Dr. Hatcher is the best dentist for a root canal in Greensboro!
Root canals are needed when a tooth has become infected. Years ago, when patients experienced these infections, the tooth would be removed and a restoration would be placed. Today, root canals make it possible for Dr. Hatcher to remove the infection from his Greensboro patients’ teeth without having to extract the tooth.
The pulp of the tooth is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues. The pulp can become inflamed and irritated for many reasons. Deep decay, multiple procedures to a tooth, cracks, and trauma to the face can all damage the pulp. When the pulp becomes damaged or infected, a root canal is needed to remove the infection. In a root canal the pulp of the tooth is removed and the inside sealed to prevent future infection. After the inside of the tooth is sealed a filling is then placed on top to fill in the tooth. If the infection in the tooth is not removed, it can cause other issues such as swelling in the face and neck area, bone loss around the tip of the root, and drainage issues. After a root canal, your teeth and gums may be slightly inflamed and sensitive. These discomforts can be controlled with over the counter pain relievers.
When many of our patients hear the dreaded words “root canal” it typically brings a certain amount of dread due to the fear of pain, so they put off having the procedure done. The truth is, with advances in technology and medicine, the pain associated with a root canal is a misperception. Modern root canals are very similar to having a tooth filled.
If you are in the Greensboro area, and have been dealing with tooth pain. don’t put off seeing a dentist. Don’t live in pain, call Triad Dentistry today (336) 383-1482!