Dr. Kenneth Lewis can provide you with a root canal treatment if the pulp of your tooth is infected, helping to heal and restore your tooth to full function. We welcome you to contact our office at (910) 488.0518 to learn more about root canals in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentist.
Endodontics, or root canals, are often recommended when the pulp (inner tissues) and nerves of your tooth become infected or damaged. This can occur when injury or decay reaches deep into your tooth, beyond the outer layer of enamel, or below the gum line. If left untreated, the resulting infection and disease may cause your tooth to die. When this occurs, the treatment options are a root canal or tooth extraction.
To restore the health of your tooth and avoid performing an extraction, our dentist will perform a root canal to remove the infected and injured tissues from within your tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with medicated materials before sealing it to prevent further infection. Your tooth will then be capped with a restoration, usually a dental crown, to restore it to its original shape, structure, and appearance. In many cases, root canals can be completed in just one or two visits to our dentist.
Root canals have a reputation for being painful and uncomfortable. Thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia, root canals can now be completed with minimal discomfort. When you receive your root canal treatment, our team of dental professionals will do our best to provide you with the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible.
For more information on root canal treatments, and to make your appointment at our office, please contact us today.