Root Canals

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Avoid an Extraction With Root Canals in Elizabethtown

It’s difficult to ignore a toothache. The pain can interfere with your ability to eat what you want, and it can become a distraction during everyday activities. You can resolve this problem with root canals in Elizabethtown, KY. This treatment can:

  • Alleviate your pain
  • Save your natural tooth
  • Prevent infection from spreading
  • Allow you to bite and chew again
  • Restore your healthy smile

Stop your suffering as soon as possible! Ease your feelings of distress by making an appointment at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry for restorative care. Call either location today at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) to make an appointment. If you’re in pain, we’ll do our best to offer you a same-day appointment. Let us help you feel better fast.

There’s No Reason to Fear a Root Canal Procedure

Ideally, you will keep all of your teeth for life. When you encounter dental problems, it is important to get the restorative treatment that is right for your situation. For a tooth infection, that means getting root canal therapy. The only other option is extracting the tooth. If you do that, you will also need a replacement tooth to restore complete oral function.

We know that many people have dental anxiety about this procedure. With modern techniques, there is no need to feel nervous. Here is what you can expect:

  • We will numb the affected area and provide sedation, if you’d like, to keep you pain-free.
  • Next, we remove the infected tissue from the inside of your tooth.
  • We thoroughly clean and disinfect your tooth’s interior.
  • We fill the tooth with a special material that reinforces it.
  • Finally, we cap your tooth (usually with a crown) to restore its appearance and function.

Avoid Tooth Infection With Proactive Care

Teeth can become infected for a variety of reasons including untreated cavities, dental injuries, gum disease, and cracks or breaks in teeth. Anything that creates an opening in the tooth can allow bacteria to get to the pulp inside. If this happens, the pulp can become inflamed. This puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves on the inside of your tooth and can lead to a painful toothache. You need to address the problem before it spreads and puts more of your teeth at risk.

The best way to avoid the need for root canal treatment is by taking good care of your teeth:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Make regular dental cleanings and exams part of your oral care routine
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports to prevent dental injuries
  • Get a mouthguard if you grind your teeth

Whether you need root canals in Elizabethtown, KY or you are hoping to avoid them with proactive care, you have a good reason to visit Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry. Call either location today at 270-491-3768 (Lakewood) or 270-200-6225 (Lincoln Trail) or schedule online to make your appointment.

Common Questions About Root Canals

Why have a root canal?

If the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected, you’ll need to have a root canal or remove the tooth. Otherwise, the infection can worsen and spread to your jaw and even elsewhere in your body, causing potentially serious health issues. You’ll recover more easily from a root canal than an extraction, and it keeps your tooth structure in place.

Are root canals painful?

Pain is a common concern, but the reality is that modern root canals can be done with little or no pain. In fact, root canals are performed to spare you from the pain of a tooth infection. When you come in for a root canal procedure, one of the first things we do is numb your mouth using local anesthetic. You also can relax and help block pain with one of our dental sedation options.

Where can I get a root canal?

You can see your dentist here at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry for any of your restorative needs, including root canal therapy. Many patients experience less anxiety having a root canal – or any other procedure – performed by a dentist they know in familiar surroundings rather than visiting a specialist. If you have a painful toothache, don’t put off calling our office!

Visit Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry

We can see you as soon as tomorrow!