Root Canal Treatment in Raleigh, NC
Dr. Tom Cooke performs root canal procedures on patients in the Raleigh metro area. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (919) 872-1700.
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure directed at correcting a nerve/root infection of a tooth. In dentistry, root canals are accomplished in one (or more) visits due to the complexity of the tooth or teeth problems. Thankfully, the advanced techniques that exist today mean a root canal procedure can be accomplished much faster and with very little pain than previously.
Root canals can be performed on wisdom teeth and teeth with veneers. Over 96% of root canal treatments are now successful due to the advancement of modern files and electronic devices used to take length measurements.Dentures can be avoided and your toothache can be treated successfully. Saving teeth has become a very good option due to all the advancements that have come about.
Root Canal – First Step
The first step in a root canal procedure is getting the tooth numbed. This can be accomplished much easier today with the use ofintraosseus anesthesia. Most dentists do not even know about this numbing technique which gives the patient complete numbing in about 1 minute.
Root Canal – Second Step
The second step is to access the nerve space ofthe tooth in a conservative way. Locating the nerve canals and cleaning them out are the keys to success in root canal therapy. Having correct measurements is also essential to the success of this procedure.
Root Canal – Third Step
The third step is to fill the canals with a permanent root canal sealing material which blocks any bacteria from ever entering the tooth again.
Restoring the tooth
Restoring the tooth is the next procedure needed to bring the tooth back to its proper condition. This is not part of the root canal treatment, but it is a major part in the overall success of the tooth being healthy for a long time to come.
For more information on root canal therapy, please go to the 5 things you should know about dentistry and click the appropriate phrase to read related articles that Dr. Cooke wrote for American Chronicle online magazine.
Dr. Cooke has been performing root canal treatments in Raleigh, NC since 1993. Please call 919-872-1700 to make an appointment.