Harrisburg, NC Root Canal Dentist

Ideally, you’d never need a root canal. The reality is that there may come a time when this treatment is absolutely essential for your physical and oral health. Here at McNeely Family Dentistry, we offer root canal treatments to patients in the Harrisburg area. Keep reading to learn why you may need one and what you can expect if you move forward with a root canal.

Why You May Need a Root Canal

Sometimes, tooth decay will make its way into the pulp of your teeth and infect it. As the pulp attempts to fight this infection, it may swell. Since there is no room for it to swell, the tissue may die instead of healing. A root canal is performed to remove the infected or dead tissue so the tooth can heal properly.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

There are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate you require a root canal include:

Moderate to severe tooth pain that lingers when you drink cold or hot liquids
Moderate to severe pain when you bite a tooth
A severe toothache
Shooting pain from one area of your mouth to another
A pimple on your gum that dispenses pus or blood

What to Expect During a Root Canal

Contrary to popular belief, root canals are usually painless. In some cases, the pulp tissue has already died so there is no need for novocain. However, if you undergo a root canal and are nervous or anxious, we can use sedation dentistry to make the procedure more comfortable for you.

Schedule an Appointment at McNeely Family Dentistry

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for root canals or have further questions on how they work, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 704-496-9001. We look forward to providing you with the prompt, quality service you deserve.

McNeely Family Dentistry