Root canals are a dental treatment designed to remove damaged or decayed tissue from the root canal of the tooth. Root canals are a routine dental treatment that can save a tooth from being extracted.
Tooth decay is progressive. When left untreated, the decay can spread into the canal of the root. Root canal infections can be extremely painful, often causing swelling and tenderness in the area. While a root canal infection can cause discomfort, the actual root canal treatment causes little discomfort and can actually relieve the pain and pressure caused by the infection.
A more conservative treatment option than a tooth extraction, root canals allow Dr. Myers to remove decayed tissue while preserving the integrity of the natural tooth structure.
Root Canal What to Expect
Root canals can typically be completed in just one visit to our Emerald Isle, NC dentist office. Using a local anesthetic, patients typically experience little to no discomfort during treatment.
A small hole will be made in the back of the infected tooth. A special tool scrapes the diseased tissue out of the inner tooth through the hole. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for a filling.
Dr. Myers then injects a biocompatible material to fill the cleaned tooth. This material is designed to help stabilize the structure of the tooth and to prevent further decay.
It common for patients who receive a root canal to be fitted with a dental crown. The crown will fit over the treated tooth and is designed to look and function like natural teeth. The dental crown is used to help secure the structure of the natural bite.
Why choose Aubrey Myers, DDS?
It’s more than “just the teeth” with Dr. Myers
Dr. Myers is an alumnus of the Dawson Academy and a member of the AACD. For over 19 years, Dr. Aubrey Myers has provided her patients with exceptional preventive, general, cosmetic and reconstructive dental care. Dr. Myers is a retired US Navy dentist who has recently moved back to the Emerald Isle community. She looks forward to providing the community with her unique approach to complete dentistry.
What sets Dr. Myers apart from other dentists in the area is her advanced training and ongoing commitment to providing complete dental care. Our Crystal Coast dental care team is focused on offering individualized, conservative dental care to achieve stable, functional and beautiful smiles with specific attention and consideration to the patient’s unique needs, desires, and goals.
We welcome new and returning patients from Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Bogue, Emerald Isle and surrounding communities. Contact our Emerald Isle, NC dentist office or click here to request an appointment online.