Root canal therapy, often simply called a root canal, is a dental procedure that Dr. Josh M. Millsaps, our dentist at Hickory Dentistry, specializes in. This treatment is essential for saving and repairing a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Our team is committed to providing the highest standard of care, ensuring that patients experience comfort and relief from pain.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy involves several steps:

  • Removal of Infected Tissue: The procedure starts with removing the infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection: After removing the pulp, the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected to prevent further infection.
  • Filling and Sealing: The cleaned canal is then filled with a biocompatible material and sealed off to protect against future infections.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Choosing root canal therapy offers several advantages:

  • Pain Relief: Effectively alleviates pain associated with tooth decay and infection.
  • Tooth Preservation: Allows for the preservation of the natural tooth, avoiding extraction.
  • Prevention of Further Damage: Helps prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth and other parts of the mouth.

For any concerns or questions regarding root canal therapy in Hickory, North Carolina, do not hesitate to contact our office. Call us today at 828-322-2977 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile.

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