If the dental pulp, or the soft area in the center of your tooth, becomes damaged or infected, we may recommend root canal therapy. If left untreated, infected dental pulp can eventually result in the death of the tooth. If this occurs, tooth extraction may become a necessity. Because our team is devoted to protecting your natural teeth whenever possible, our talented dentist may recommend root canal therapy to avoid the need for an extraction.
Dr. Cory Williams recommends that you visit us to see if root canal therapy is right for you if you are suffering from:
- Pain when pressure is applied to the tooth
- A discolored tooth
- A pimple on the gums near a tooth
- Tender or swollen gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
If root canal therapy is right for you, our dentist will carefully remove the infected pulp, clean and sanitize the area, and finally clean and sanitize the rest of the tooth. During this process, our dental team will work hard to ensure that your root canal in Wilmington, North Carolina, is as comfortable as possible. If you are interested in learning more about root canal treatment and our other services, please schedule an appointment with us today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain the strong, healthy smile you deserve.