Root Canal FAQAn Overview
Dr. Shawna Hoffert offers root canal therapy and most procedures will be performed in our Asheville, NC dental office. Root canals are a conservative treatment option designed to treat tooth decay while preserving as much of the tooth structure as possible.
We strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Sedation dentistry options are available for patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
Root Canal FAQ What to Expect
After ensuring your comfort with a local anesthetic or choice of dental sedation, Dr. Hoffert will make a very small hole in the back of the affected tooth. The infected or decayed pulp will be removed and the interior chamber of the tooth will be cleaned before refilling with a biocompatible material.
Once complete, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection. In many cases, it is recommended that a dental crown be placed on the tooth to strengthen it and reduce the risk of further damage.