Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD, Diplomate, ABDSM

What to Expect During & After a Root Canal

Graphic showing the steps of root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy must be performed when a tooth has been damaged, and harmful bacteria has made its way inside the tooth. The infection should be treated as soon as possible to restore the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading. If you believe you need a root canal treatment and would like to speak with an experienced dentist in Clyde, NC, please contact Peak Dentistry. We would be happy to assess your smile and create a treatment plan based on your unique needs.

During Your Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is an intimidating treatment to many patients due to its reputation for being a painful procedure. Fortunately, advancements in modern medicine now allow root canal treatments to be painless procedures! Our team will begin by administering a local anesthetic into the gums near the tooth to completely numb the area. You may feel some pressure on your tooth during the appointment, but it shouldn’t be painful.

A small hole will be drilled in the top of the tooth, and the infected pulp will be cleared out. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed, and a dental crown will be placed to protect the tooth and maintain stability. One of the perks offered at Peak Dentistry are Same-Day Crowns. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and a second visit.

Post-Root Canal Therapy

Patients are free to return to their normal activities and oral hygiene routine soon after a root canal treatment. However, we do recommend that you chew on the other side of your mouth for a few days if possible. Also avoid eating anything that is especially sticky, crunchy, or difficult to chew. Some discomfort after the anesthetic wears off is perfectly normal, but it shouldn’t be anything that over-the-counter pain medication can’t handle. If you notice any swelling or an increase in pain or discomfort, please call our office right away. Likewise, if you have any questions or concerns after your root canal treatment, feel free to contact our office!

Root Canal Therapy & More in Clyde, NC

Root canal therapy can save your tooth and relieve your pain. Peak Dentistry is here for all of your dental needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We offer a broad range of services for patients of all ages.

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