Raleigh Root Canal Therapy

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Tooth decay can impact your smile and bite in many ways. While most patients think fillings resolve any problem, deeper cavities may require root canal therapy to protect your jaw, nerves, and tooth structures.

While many patients express anxiety about root canals, these procedures can save your natural tooth and smile. Furthermore, modern anesthetics and improved technology make dental procedures like root canals increasingly pain-free and simple.

Dr. Lei Shi and our excellent team of dental assistants at Spectrum Family Dentistry take every precaution to make root canal therapy easy, pain-free, and efficient. With years of experience performing these procedures, patients can take comfort in knowing the procedure will improve their smile and oral health. Call to schedule a new patient consultation today.

What Is a Root Canal?

Your tooth contains a pulp chamber, blood vessels, and important nerves. This chamber is sometimes known as a “root canal;” while your tooth usually protects this area, deep cavities can penetrate it and lead to serious issues.

Infections of these nerves can cause facial swelling, discomfort, and pain. Because of these health risks, getting timely endodontic treatment like root canals can save your teeth and health. Root canal therapy addresses the infection to protect your overall health.

Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy

Knowing the signs that you need root canal therapy can save you pain and a lost tooth. However, many people don’t realize these signs and ignore them long enough for cavities to become a major issue.

The signs of a severe root canal infection include:

  • Oral sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Severe or frequent toothaches
  • Pain while chewing or biting
  • Tooth discoloration, such as turning gray or darkening

These signs indicate a need for root canal therapy. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Spectrum Family Dentistry if you notice any of these symptoms.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Many patients fear root canal therapy without actually understanding the procedure. Root canal therapy usually only requires one appointment and can be completely pain-free with numbing agents and anesthetics.

During your appointment, our dental professionals will first remove the decayed part of your tooth. Next, we use specialized tools and cleaning agents to address infected tissue and damage.

Finally, we’ll fill the opening with a temporary filling or crown the same color as your natural teeth. After a short healing process, you’ll be able to eat and use your teeth normally without pain or discomfort.

Root Canal Procedure Recovery

Another important consideration when looking into root canal therapy is the recovery process.

Here’s what you should expect after root canal therapy:

  • A few days of mild pain or discomfort
  • Immediately stronger teeth
  • A healthier smile

You’ll also need consistent oral hygiene routines to keep your root canal intact.

Foods you can eat after a root canal include:

  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Pureed vegetable
  • Smoothies
  • Ice cream<
  • Soup
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Soft pasta
  • Sushi

Get High-Quality Endodontic Treatment at Spectrum Family Dentistry

For more information about root canal therapy, call (919) 278-7576 and request a new patient consultation with Spectrum Family Dentistry.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Kristina Pham
Kristina Pham
May 24, 2023
Very quick and fast service. Painless.
Christina Bradberry
Christina Bradberry
May 19, 2023
Update: All the staff appear to be the same (always A+++ service!) with a new Dr. Shi who I met for the first time (just during a teeth cleaning visit; no major work done). No complaints from me. I am happy to to keep coming here. *********** I love Dr. Le and all the wonderful staff! So nice and professional. Been going here for over 10 years now. They are very good at what they do!
jo Jablonsky
jo Jablonsky
April 21, 2023
Always professional, courteous and friendly.
Abel Garcia
Abel Garcia
April 19, 2023
This is a great place to go take care of your teeth. The team was very professional examining and providing with solutions by priority. I had to do periodontal root cleaning and Spectrum family did a great job, I felt that I was in good hands. All the people here were very gentle and kind to me. They explained very well what was going on. Thanks to Spectrum family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
March 1, 2023
Excellent service in a convenient location. Dr. Shi and staff couldn't be nicer.
Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson
February 17, 2023
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!
January 26, 2023
Thank you for taking extra special care of my honey. She was anxious but you eased her pain with warmth and empathy and took care of all her dental needs. Go team Le.
SangSoon Koh
SangSoon Koh
January 25, 2023
friendly and timely manner first class service!
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