Dr. Michael Wilhite may recommend a root canal if your tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy, and is often provided when injury or decay reaches beyond the outer layer of tooth enamel deep into the tooth. In many cases, it is the only alternative to tooth extraction.

When you receive a root canal, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from the tooth, clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. The tooth is then capped with a restoration, usually a dental crown, to restore it’s original shape and strength. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two comfortable visits to our office.

In the past, root canal therapy has had a reputation for being painful and uncomfortable. However, advances in treatment techniques, dental technologies and anesthesia have made it possible for our dentist and team to provide you with a treatment that is comfortable, more precise and less invasive while also remaining highly effective. We will discuss your treatment and your comfort options with you before providing your care to help make your experience as comfortable and positive as possible.

We invite you to call Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today at 704-987-2277 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mike and learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy in Davidson, North Carolina.