Our Hickory, NC staff is specially trained to ease patient anxiety and create a stress-free environment during endodontics procedures.
Endodontics is the dental specialty dealing with the treatment of dental pulp. Endodontic treatments are more commonly known to the public as root canals. If you are living in the Hickory, NC area and are looking for endodontic treatment, we encourage you to come see us at Hickory Distinctive Dentistry. When most people hear the words “root canal”, they cringe and grimace at the thought of having that procedure done. At Hickory Distinctive Dentistry, our goal is to make this frequently performed procedure no more stressful than a regular dental cleaning visit.
Under the hard layer of your tooth is soft tissue called pulp. It contains blood vessels and nerves that help your tooth grow. The inside of your tooth can become inflamed or infected due to decay, a crack in the tooth, faulty crowns, or other trauma to the tooth. Endodontics can treat these issues and provide the patient with much-needed pain relief. Keeping your natural tooth rather than just extracting it and getting a replacement tooth has many advantages. You will have normal biting force and sensation, efficient chewing, a natural appearance, and your surrounding teeth won’t have to go through any of the trauma associated with putting in a false tooth.
During endodontics procedures, the infected pulp of the tooth is cleaned out and disinfected. The tooth is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material, and a crown is placed on the tooth for protection. After your procedure, your tooth will function like any other tooth.
We understand that a root canal can feel intimidating. With our state-of-the-art technology and tools, we are able to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure, and our staff is specially trained to ease patient anxiety and create a stress-free environment during procedures. We are confident you will have a positive experience when you choose Hickory Distinctive Dentistry for endodontics.