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.