Root Canal Treatments

At Fairview Dental in Fairview, NC, we understand that the thought of a root canal may cause anxiety for some, but rest assured that our experienced team is dedicated to providing gentle and effective root canal therapy to relieve pain and save your natural tooth. Led by Dr. Mike Martinsen, our dental professionals are skilled in performing root canal procedures with precision and compassion. Discover how root canal therapy at Fairview Dental can help you regain your oral health and comfort.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy, often called a root canal, is a dental procedure designed to treat and save a tooth that is severely infected or damaged. The term “root canal” refers to the natural cavity within the tooth, housing the pulp (nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue). When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe pain and, if left untreated, lead to abscess formation and tooth loss.

When is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to various reasons, including:

Deep Decay: When left untreated, a cavity can progress deep into the tooth, reaching the pulp.

Trauma: A physical injury to the tooth can damage the pulp.

Cracked or Fractured Tooth: A crack or fracture in the tooth can expose the pulp to bacteria.

Repeated Dental Procedures: Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth can sometimes lead to pulp damage.

The Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure typically involves the following steps:

Dr. Martinsen begins by taking X-rays to assess the extent of the infection and plan the treatment.

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What are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?

  • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy alleviates severe toothache and discomfort caused by infected or inflamed pulp.
  • Preservation of Natural Tooth: It allows you to keep your natural tooth, which is often the best option for both function and aesthetics.
  • Prevention of Spread: Root canal therapy prevents the spread of infection to neighboring teeth, reducing the risk of more extensive dental problems.
  • Efficient Chewing: Restoring the tooth’s function allows for efficient chewing and maintains proper bite alignment.
  • Aesthetics: A dental crown placed after the procedure restores the tooth’s appearance, ensuring a natural and appealing smile.

Why Choose Fairview Dental for Root Canal Therapy?

Experienced Team: Our skilled dental team, led by Dr. Mike Martinsen, has extensive experience in performing successful root canal procedures.

Patient Comfort: We prioritize your comfort and strive to make your root canal therapy as pain-free and stress-free as possible.

State-of-the-Art Technology: Fairview Dental has advanced dental technology to ensure precise and efficient root canal treatments.

Comprehensive Care: Our commitment to your oral health goes beyond the root canal procedure as we provide follow-up care and recommendations for maintaining your restored tooth.

Restore Your Smile With Root Canal Therapy in Fairview

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or suspect you may need a root canal, don’t delay seeking treatment. Root canal therapy at Fairview Dental in Fairview, NC, offers an effective solution to relieve pain, save your natural tooth, and restore oral health. Please schedule a consultation today to discuss your dental concerns and explore how root canal therapy can benefit you. We’re here to help you regain your smile and comfort.