A root canal is a dental procedure required when you have a very serious tooth infection that has already begun to affect the pulp and nerve of the tooth.
Because of the infection, most people experience very high levels of pain and discomfort, and the only way to effectively handle it is to see a dentist right away. Because of this, a root canal is considered a dental emergency, and most dental practices will be able to see you right away, including Thrive Family Dental.
A root canal is a rather simple procedure, but because most patients experience discomfort right before it’s natural to be a bit anxious about it.
Most common, the procedure will follow these steps:
Root canals are done only by using a numbing agent to make sure the patient is perfectly comfortable during the procedure. It can be quite painful to remove damaged pulp and nerves, so your dentist will give you an anesthetic.
In some cases, severe infections won’t let the anesthetic take effect. This is when your Wilmington dentist will prescribe a strong antibiotic to fight the infection and postpone the root canal procedure at a later time.
If you’re dealing with pain, discomfort, bleeding, or even have a fever, don’t wait for regular office hours. Call Thrive Family Dental at (910) 240-4797 now for an emergency appointment and Dr. Ben Friberg will see you as soon as possible.
Contact us today for more information.