Do I Need a Root Canal?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Wed, 09/14/2016

The modern root canal procedure is quite safe and effective. While the term “root canal” often conjures up unpleasant thoughts, the reality is that our experienced dentists can ensure that you have a pleasant root canal experience.

But when is the root canal the right choice for you? How do you know if you need a root canal? Our dentists will, of course, conduct a thorough examination and advise you on the right course of action. You can count on us to recommend only the procedures that help you meet your specific dental needs.

A root canal is usually recommended when a tooth becomes severely decayed or infected. In these cases, the nerve and pulp of your tooth became damaged. This infection can pose a serious danger to your long-term dental health.

Symptoms of a condition that might require a root canal include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Heat or cold sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Gum swelling

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to see our dentists as soon as possible. You don’t want to let tooth decay linger.

If you live in or around Goldsboro, North Carolina and you think you might need a root canal, please call Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles today at 252-291-2892 for a consultation.

Dixon Boles & Associates