About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior area of the tooth (or pulp) becomes infected, it can cause a lot of discomfort and the entire tooth begins to die if the infection is not stopped. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC takes out the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and permit proper healing start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, our dentists offer root canal therapies to help patients and restore their dental health.
"I have been seen at this office since they first opened. My dental hygentist is awesome in cleaning my teeth 3 to 4 times a year and the dentist who has been seeing me since almost the beginning has been awesome in making sure I keep all my teeth and my mouth is healthy. If I have problems, they are always taken care within the timeframe they need to be. But I also clean my teeth when I am not at the dentist so it is a group effort. It has been a great experience all the way around and I would recommend them to anyone."- D. / Google / Jun 20, 2019
"The most smooth and professional visit. If you need a dental surgeon, Dr. French and Asst-Rudy are the guys you need to look for."- J.R. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
"Love everyone at my Wake Forest location. Especially my tech.s MJ and Sarah. Dr. Lembree is a easy going guy and i dont even react to my white coat syndrome. Sarah is as sweet as the sugar she so lovingly cleans your teeth. Mj, what a pro. From start to finish. Great scene of humor. Whilemaking sure everything fit right on my 1st partials and while making sure i was ok. She even new when i was not so ok. No works needed. Dental work may have the locations and prices we need but the staff at this location is waht makes it greatness Thanks Mj i could have never made it though without you...you didnt just do your job. You went above and beyond every time. I would so refer and have already."- C.M. / Yelp / May 29, 2019
"I like all of the folks at the Wake Forest Office of DentalWorks! However, my favorite is M. J. She has been so helpful, professional and aiming to please me with the fit of my teeth. I so appreciate her diligence. She has done her very best and called in the Doctor and the Lab Tech when needed. She is an A-1 professional and knows what she's doing and does it very well. I'm thankful that we crossed paths. She's a very personal person as well!"- G.M. / Yelp / May 23, 2019
"I had my first visit with Dr. Deric Lembree yesterday and Sarah and they took excellent care of me and Christy and the rest of the front desk too. Everybody was so hospitable and really made you feel like family. I would highly recommend Dental Works here in Wake Forest! Thanks for the fantastic experience!"- T.W. / Google / May 01, 2019
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to desensitize the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation as needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing a bacterial infection (usually patients with heart problems like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and recover at their own home, but some sedation methods may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will experience short-term numbness and some patients may experience minor pain that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary cap was placed on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. Following a root canal, dental care including flossing and brushing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Wake Forest as recommended by our dentists are important to maintain the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually paid in part by the individual's dental insurance, but it may not pay additional costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC take several methods of payment and DentalWorks - Wake Forest can help individuals with financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more serious dental health problems, do not avoid talking with our dentists regarding root canal therapies. With modern dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, fixing an infected tooth does not have to be painful or time consuming.