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Preserve Your Smile With Hillsborough, NC Root Canals

Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Contrary to popular belief, this treatment doesn’t cause you more pain. In fact, endodontist Dr. Wayne King (Hillsborough’s only endodontist) is a root canal specialist. He can stop your tooth pain and potentially save the tooth from extraction. If you need a root canal at Carolina Bright Smiles in Hillsborough, you can expect:

  • Your choice of sedation to help you relax – inhaled sedation with laughing gas, oral sedation in pill form, or IV sedation
  • Patient-friendly amenities like pillows, blankets, Bose headphones, flat-screen TVs, and steamed towels
  • No-sting local anesthesia for more comfortable treatment
  • A friendly and compassionate staff devoted to providing you a pleasant dental experience

Call 919-296-0409 today and get out of pain soon! We’re located at 603 Hampton Pointe, Suite 1 – in front of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries.

Learn All About Root Canal Therapy

When you have a diseased tooth that won’t stop hurting, you want expert help fast. Dr. King is our resident endodontist – a dentist specially trained to perform root canal treatment. You can trust him to provide you exceptional care if your tooth needs repair.

When a cavity or tooth damage is left untreated, tooth decay can eventually reach the soft tissue inside the tooth (known as the pulp). When the pulp becomes infected, you can experience intense pain.

Usually, a root canal procedure is the best treatment option at this point. With it, Dr. King can relieve your pain and, in most cases, avoid having to remove your tooth.

First, he will create a small opening in the top of the tooth so he can access the pulp. Using special dental tools, he will then remove the pulp and apply disinfecting medication inside the tooth. Next, he will gently shape the root canals and fill them with a rubber-like material to seal them and help prevent reinfection. Finally, he will repair the opening in the tooth with a composite resin material.

To fully restore the function and beauty of your tooth, we can cap it with a sturdy CEREC crown made right in our office. The crown will strengthen the tooth and help prevent additional problems. Best of all, CEREC technology allows us to make your crown while you wait. You won’t have to return to our office to have it placed!

When your hurting tooth needs help, visit a dentist office that specializes in root canals. Call us today to set up an appointment: 919-296-0409.

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