Our Wilmington dentistry, Smile Solutions, offers root canal treatment for patients whose tooth roots have become damaged beyond repair. A root canal includes the removal of damaged root tissue from within the root canal of the tooth, saving the tooth and surrounding bone from further decay. This procedure is usually successful in preserving a natural tooth.
A root canal is removing the nerve of the tooth, so it's essentially not
alive anymore. The hot and cold sensitivity, the pain that a patient can
experience because of decay that has gotten to the nerve of the tooth or an
infection that has gotten into the tooth. You essentially take the nerve
out. You clean everything. Then you seal it so nothing else can get in
Root canals and crowns go hand in hand. Once you get a root canal, a crown
is needed right away. It's not a painful procedure that they hear all these
horror stories about. It's a way to preserve their tooth and remove the
active infection that's there or get rid of that pain that they've been in
as opposed to extracting the tooth.