If you have a severe or persistent toothache, this could indicate that your tooth is infected. If that’s the case, root canal therapy at Lakeside Dental is the best way to restore and save your tooth and prevent further complications. Schedule a same-day emergency appointment now to get the help you need., especially, if you are located in Lenoir City, Loudon, or Tellico Village.
Dr. Blalock is an experienced restorative dentist and at Lakeside Dental, we offer root canals for both the rear (posterior) teeth and the front (anterior) teeth. Anterior root canals are considered to be a more difficult procedure since the thin profile of the front teeth requires specialized treatment methods. Regardless of which tooth is causing you pain, we can help with skilled, effective root canal therapy in Lenoir City.
Root canals are used to treat infected teeth. A tooth infection occurs when a large cavity or oral trauma destroys the hard, outer layers of your tooth and exposes the vulnerable pulp below your teeth.
If the pulp becomes infected, this may cause symptoms like a toothache, discoloration of your tooth, and sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure. Without treatment, your infected tooth will eventually die. Root canal therapy is used to create a small hole in the tooth to extract the damaged pulp and restore its structure. This preserves your smile and prevents tooth loss.
During your treatment, Dr. Blalock will clean and numb your mouth and administer sedation, if necessary. Then, he will remove decayed and damaged enamel, and extract the infected pulp. Once the decayed and infected material has been taken out, Dr. Blalock will clean and disinfect the tooth. The tooth will be filled with a rubbery material to provide internal support. To protect your tooth structure from further damage, it will be restored with a filling or a crown.
If you have a root canal in one of your molars, you will usually need a crown to restore it. We offer same-day CEREC crowns at our office, which means we can build and place your crown right away after your root canal treatment has been completed. This saves you time and money, making your treatment even more convenient and comfortable.
We offer laughing gas sedation at Lakeside Dental to ensure that you stay relaxed, calm, and comfortable throughout your entire procedure. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly after treatment, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Untreated tooth infections can cause life-threatening complications like swelling of the throat or blood infection (sepsis). Because of this, it’s important to get help for an infected tooth as soon as possible.
Root canal therapy is the best way to save and preserve your tooth and ensure it remains healthy for years to come.
Getting a root canal helps you get relief from the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth and allows you to get back to your day-to-day life.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic services to fit any budget at Lakeside Dental.