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Root Canal Treatment – North Raleigh, NC

Preserve Your Teeth, Stop Your Pain


Are you experiencing pain whenever you bite or chew your food? Have you noticed a pimple on your gums? Do your teeth suffer from lingering sensitivity whenever they come into contact with something hot or cold? These symptoms could all mean that your tooth is suffering from an infection, and in all likelihood the only way to stop the pain and prevent further damage is with root canal treatment. Get in touch with Dr. Lisk right away if you are experiencing any abnormal dental symptoms so he can restore the look, health, and function of your smile.

Why Choose Dr. Philip A. Lisk for Root Canal Treatment?

  • Beautiful, Durable Crowns Offered
  • Experienced, Meticulous Dentist
  • Friendly Team, Welcoming Office

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Dentist reviewing dental X-ray with smiling patient

We mentioned a few warning signs previously, like pain when biting down. However, it’s important to remember that discomfort, soreness, and irritation aren’t the only symptoms that you need to look out for. To start, bleeding gums or a pimple-like bump on your gums could be the result of a severely decayed tooth. That’s why it’s important to get in touch with our North Raleigh emergency dentist the moment you notice that something is off. This will ensure that he can conduct an exam and determine if further action is needed while saving your tooth is still feasible.

The Root Canal Process 

Model of tooth with decay and inner nerves

Although the procedure is complex, the step-by-step process is relatively simple. First, Dr. Lisk will numb the area of your mouth that he will be working on so you don’t feel any discomfort during your root canal. Once you’re comfortable and ready to begin, he will create a tiny hole in your tooth to access the pulp. Next, he will remove the damaged tissue and infected particles, sanitize the area to eliminate any lingering bacteria, and fill the tooth with a rubbery substance. Finally, he will place a temporary dental crown over your tooth until your final one arrives from the dental lab.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Young woman smiling while sitting in dental chair

Despite what you may have heard, root canal treatment is virtually painless. In other words, the only thing you’ll feel is some slight pressure from Dr. Lisk working to restore your tooth. Of course, there are other noteworthy benefits as well, including the fact that this restorative procedure can save your tooth, preventing it from needing to be extracted. Plus, the success rate is incredibly high, and the restorations used are extremely lifelike!

Pulp Therapy

Anyone can suffer from pulp damage – even children. If your little one is suffering from constant unexplained oral pain, or if they have a permanent tooth that is unexpectedly loose, they could need treatment for inflamed or injured pulp. During pulp therapy, we might remove all of the pulp and pack the area with a biocompatible material, or we might be able to isolate just the affected parts of the tissue, leaving the rest intact.