Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Cary, NC

At Kildaire Family Dental, we offer root canal therapy to save patients’ teeth that are chronically damaged or infected. While root canal therapy may sound intimidating, it’s actually a common, simple procedure that causes little to no discomfort. Root canal therapy can help you get your oral health back on track and often save you from a tooth extraction. Many patients are under the impression that root canal therapy requires an oral surgeon, but our general dentist—Dr. Desaix—can actually perform your treatment in-house. Contact our office to set up a consultation with our friendly root canal dentist today!

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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Every patient is different and diagnosing your need for root canal treatment requires a dental professional. However, there are some common symptoms that may indicate that your tooth’s inner pulp is severely damaged or infected, such as a(n):

  • Bad Taste in Your Mouth
  • Extreme Tenderness Around Tooth
  • Mild to Severe Toothache
  • Swollen Gumline

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, please call our office immediately so we can examine your tooth and see if you need root canal therapy.

The Root Canal Process

Before we start the procedure, we’ll thoroughly numb the area around your tooth, so the most you’ll feel is slight pressure. Then, Dr. DeSaix will create a small hole in the crown of your tooth to access the pulp. She will then clean out the damaged pulp and disinfect the inside of your tooth before filling the space with a material called gutta percha. This material will help prevent future infections. Once the filling sets, Dr. DeSaix will cover the small hole with composite resin and place a dental crown over the tooth for additional protection. Most patients report feeling almost-instant relief once their root canal treatment is complete!

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Alleviates Tooth Pain
  • Comfortable, Efficient Procedure
  • More Cost-Effective Than Tooth Extractions and Tooth Replacement
  • Preserves Natural Tooth
  • Restores Tooth’s Health