Root Canals from the Gentle Nashville Smile Team
Nashville dentists at Nashville Smile Team can help you with root canals and more.
No one enjoys hearing they need a root canal, but when you are suffering from a toothache, root canal therapy provides relief. When a tooth becomes painful and begins to hurt, it is a sign the pulp commonly called the nerve is inflamed. A damaged nerve cannot heal itself. A root canal is needed for the tooth to be comfortable again and it can be a way to save your tooth from extraction.
About Root Canals / Endodontics
Root canal treatment involves removing the diseased nerve tissue from the inside of the tooth and root. Once removed the inside of the tooth is cleaned using special instruments and rinses, once completed a biocompatible filling material is place in the hollow space. If the tooth is broken or weaken a special post can be used to reinforce the tooth similar to rebar in concrete, and a protective crown is placed.
Do Root Canals Have to Hurt?
We offer gentle dentistry and most patients experience little to no discomfort. Dr. Rushing and Dr. Coulter are both very gentle and pride themselves on providing painless dentistry. You will be given anesthetic similar to when you are having a filling placed. After your visit we request you take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to help minimize any soreness or discomfort. You may return to school or work, but it is recommended that you avoid any strenuous activity. If you have dental anxiety, talk to us about sedation dentistry options, such as oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide.
How Long Do Root Canals Take?
Unlike years ago, a root canal is typically completed in one visit. Drs. Rushing and Coulter utilize the most current techniques and materials that allow for treatment to be completed efficiently without a compromise in quality.
The Need for Dental Crowns After a Root Canal
After a root canal you will need a crown. A crown will prevent the tooth from weakening, breaking and will seal out saliva. Learn more about dental crowns from Nashville Smile Team or contact us for a consultation.
Book a Nashville, TN Dentistry Consultation
We offer a wide variety of dentistry options at our Nashville dental clinic. Whether you need general dentistry like cleanings and a check-up, have bleeding gums, a painful cavity, or are looking for help with improving your smile, book an appointment with the gentle dental team at Nashville Smile Team. Doctors Rushing and Coulter are taking on new patients and have a great reputation for giving patients something to smile about. Contact us at (615) 645-0663 to book your appointment.