Jeffrey J Tibbs DDS PA

Why do I need a root canal?

If your Winston Salem dentist recommends a root canal, it means you have infection and inflammation in the canal of your tooth. In most cases, you’ll have a toothache and swelling, prompting an emergency dental appointment in our office.

Rarely you’ll experience no symptoms, and the emerging infection shows up on an x-ray. This scenario saves you the pain of festering infection.

A root infection in the canal of your tooth typically results from untreated decay, trauma, or damage that allows bacteria to penetrate the tooth.

Fortunately, a root canal treatment relieves your pain and prevents the loss of your infected tooth.

After numbing the area and removing the infection, we close your treated tooth with a temporary seal. Later, we cover the tooth with a dental crown to restore function. For minor infections, we may use only a tooth-colored filling.

To lower your risks for root infections, brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.

For Root Canal Treatment in Winston Salem, NC, Contact Us

Call our team today to learn about our In-House Membership Plan if you’ve put off seeing the dentist because of insurance issues. It is a way to afford the dental care you need regardless of insurance coverage.

We serve patients from all areas, including Winston Salem, Clemmens, Lewisville, and Muddy Creek.

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