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Root Canal Treatment in Davidson, NC

Root Canal

Tooth pain can have many different causes, but pain coming from inside the tooth usually results from a problem with the pulp or nerve of your tooth. This pain can feel like a constant throbbing that can significantly affect your daily quality of life. 

Contrary to what you might have heard, a root canal treatment does not have to be painful. The pain associated with root canal treatment comes from the symptoms, not the treatment itself. Dr. Dastrup has years of experience providing root canal therapy for patients, which relieves pain and feels similar to a filling.

Woman with a painful toothache in need of a root canal.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

After taking an x-ray and performing a few simple tests, Dr. Dastrup will determine whether a root canal is a proper approach to your treatment.

Dr. Dastrup will completely numb your tooth before getting started. He uses small cleaners to clean out the canals and restore your oral health. This process provides relief from symptoms and makes it possible for your body to heal. The procedure should feel no different than a simple filling.

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Root Canal Treatment FAQ

Symptoms indicating the need for a root canal usually include pain, swelling, or sensitivity. Discoloration and a small pimple on your gums may also appear.

It’s called a root canal because within the root of your tooth is a canal where tissue resides while helping the tooth to grow. If this becomes diseased or inflamed, it hurts. Infection inside your tooth can develop because of decay, periodontal disease, or repeated trauma from clenching and grinding. Sometimes, the infection seems to occur out of the blue. Whatever the cause, we will provide you with relief!

You may experience some residual sensitivity during the healing process, but this should improve every day until you feel like yourself again. If you need additional relief, an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, will help.

Because you no longer have a nerve or blood supply to your tooth, it may become more brittle. A restoration, such as a dental crown, will give you the added stability your tooth needs to avoid damage from chewing.

Contact Us for Root Canal Treatment in Davidson, NC

Give our Dastrup Dental team in Davidson, NC, a call to set up an appointment with Dr. Dastrup. Our team of dental professionals will make sure that you get the quality dental care you need to stay healthy.

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