Restore Your Smile with Gentle but Effective Endodontic (Root Canal) Treatment in Sylva, NC

Every year, millions of patients find immediate pain relief and save their natural teeth with endodontic (root canal) treatment. If you’re currently suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity, Dr. McGuire can deliver the root canal treatment you need to immediately relieve your tooth pain and save your natural smile. With modern techniques and anesthetics, you will be completely comfortable during and after your procedure. Root canal treatment is similar to that of a dental filling and can typically be completed in just one or two appointments. Don’t tolerate tooth pain a second longer;make your Sylva, NC endodontic treatment appointment with Dr. McGuire today.

What Is Endodontic Treatment?

Inside your tooth, under your enamel, is a hard layer called the dentin. Dentin protects your inner soft tissue called dental pulp. The dental pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue which grow your tooth during development. However, once your adult tooth is fully formed, it can survive without this inner connective tissue. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the inner pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes, including: deep decay, trauma, repeated dental procedures, faulty dental crowns, or fractures. If the inner pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause severe pain and the breakdown of the tooth and tooth root. Endodontic treatment works by removing the inflamed or infected inner pulp and then cleaning, disinfecting, filling, and sealing the tooth with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is covered with a dental crown or filling so that it can continue functioning like your other natural teeth.

Do You Need Endodontic Treatment?

If you are experiencing any tooth pain, sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness, discoloration, or facial swelling you may need root canal treatment. Make an endodontic treatment appointment immediately for:

  • Toothaches: Lingering pain (lasting more than 30 seconds)
  • Dental Abscess: An infection in or around the root of the tooth which may or may not be painful
  • Cracked Teeth: Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature changes
  • Dislodged Teeth: Teeth that have been partially pushed into or out of its socket, or sideways, during dental trauma

Sylva Endodontic Appointments

You can save yourself a lot of pain and discomfort with quality and compassionate root canal treatment from Dr. McGuire and his experienced restorative team. Make an endodontic treatment appointment with Dr. Patrick McGuire today. Dr. McGuire is a highly qualified Sylva restorative dentist, proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Sylva, NC, Cullowhee, Waynesville, Franklin, Cherokee, Bryson City, and the surrounding communities.