About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner area of the tooth (also known as pulp) becomes infected, it can cause a lot of pain and the whole tooth begins to die if the infection is not removed. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC removes the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and allow proper healing begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, our dentists perform root canal therapies to help patients and restore their oral health.
"An amazing experience from start to finish- Dr. Lam knows his stuff and he was quick! My daughter had all 4 of her impacted wisdom teeth extracted with sedation and we were in and out in an hour. The staff was wonderful the assistants Amanda, Yvonne and Alli took such good care of my daughter and Amanda took time to really review after care with us so we knew what to do after. Front desk staff to the kind assistant that wheeled her out after the surgery were so pleasant and friendly. I would highly recommend this office!"- M.R. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"Dr. Aguero is great. Shows genuine interest in her patients and doing her best for them. Dianna is a wonderful addition to an already excellent staff. She's puts you at ease immediately."- G.B. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
"Everyone at Dental Works is super friendly! Love Dr Betty and all the staff! Brittney is the best dental hygienist!"- D.S. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
"A little bit of a wait, but worth it. Had four different specialist help me, and all of them were super nice and kept me informed of everything that they were doing. First time I've actually had a dentist give me a price for something and explain pros and cons before signing me up for a procedure. I felt completely informed and in control of my own treatment. Person who did my paperwork (wish I had caught her name) was awesome, showed me how to deal with insurance forms and itemized all my expenses, even told me I could come back into the office to get help with forms if I needed it. I just picked them cause they were supposedly inexpensive according to Google, and because they were in-network for me, but turned out to be a great choice!"- K.H. / Google / Jul 10, 2017
"They did an excellent job on cleaning my teeth. I love Dr. A, she always explains every thing to me, so that I understand exactly what needs to be done."- D.C. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation if needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing an infection (usually patients with heart problems like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and recover at home, but some sedation options may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some patients may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Greensboro as recommended by our dentists are important to maintain the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually covered in part by the patient's dental insurance, but it may not cover additional expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks - Greensboro can help patients with financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more serious dental health problems, don't avoid talking to our dentists about root canal therapies. With modern dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at DentalWorks - Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.