Root Canals Chapel Hill, NC

Root Canal An Overview

Depending on your condition, Dr. Furgurson, Dr. Hoyle or Dr. White may perform your root canal procedure in our Chapel Hill dentist office or refer you to a local endodontist for treatment.

A root canal is often thought of as being a dreaded, painful procedure. But, a root canal is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent further damage to your smile. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction

The best treatment choice will depend on your specific situation and circumstances, however, it is usually in the best interest of the patient to preserve the natural tooth through a root canal procedure or other treatment method. Tooth extraction due to damage or decay can have an affect your overall dental health, especially if the tooth is not replaced promptly.

An extracted tooth should always be replaced as soon as possible to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and to reduce the risk of bone loss, tooth decay and gum disease.

Root Canal What to Expect

The root canal procedure is typically completed during a single visit to our office. With the use of a local anesthetic, most patients experience minimal to no discomfort during their treatment. In many cases, the root canal relieves the pain of an infected or badly damaged tooth.

It is common for your Chapel Hill dentist to recommend the placement of a dental crown after the root canal is complete. This will strengthen the tooth and minimize the risk of future damage or infection.

Dr. Furgurson

Why choose Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is your dental home for the maintenance of a beautiful, healthy smile. We offer complete dental care in a compassionate, personalized manner for patients of all ages. From routine dental cleanings to the treatment of complex concerns and smile makeovers, our team is committed to your needs and goals.

Advanced training is important to our dentists, all of whom dedicate hours annually to continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Furgurson has achieved the status of Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinction that sets him apart from many local implant dentists. You can feel confident that the results of your dentistry will support a lasting smile that looks as good as it feels.