Root Canals

Huntsville Root Canal Treatment

Patient Centered Care in a Relaxed Atmosphere

Horror stories about root canals are so common that most people have a fear of this treatment, even if they have never had root canal therapy. At Flint River Dental, our patients tell a different story. The latest advances in the techniques, instruments, and materials that are used for root canals in Huntsville make the process no more difficult than a filling or tooth extraction.

If you suspect that you may need a root canal, call (256) 537-8878 to set up an appointment.

When Root Canal is Needed

Root canals are needed when infection or injury penetrates the tooth to the inner part where the pulp and nerves are located. Cavities, periodontal infection, or injuries that reach this inner chamber of the tooth result in pain, which is one of the first symptoms that indicate that a root canal may be needed. Only a dentist can diagnose the problem and determine the best treatment, but there are some signs that a root canal may be necessary.

You may need a root canal, if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Persistent pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • A tooth that is chipped or cracked
  • Swollen gums near the tooth that hurts
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Pain when eating

If you have any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to schedule an exam. Dr. Darby can examine your mouth to assess the source of your discomfort and determine if root canal is the best way to treat the problem and stop the pain.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

Prior to starting the procedure, we will numb the treatment area to relieve your pain and ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Often, the pain that patients experience prior to having root canals in Huntsville makes them associate the procedure with the discomfort that brings them to our office in the first place.

The procedure doesn’t cause pain, it stops your pain and preserves the tooth.

After the treatment area has been numbed, special instruments are used to access the infected area and remove all the infected tissue. When all the infection has been removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Often, a dental crown is needed after the procedure to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.

Don’t Let Anxiety Get in Your Way

It is common for patients to avoid root canals in Huntsville because they are afraid or experience dental anxiety. At Flint River Dental, we specialize in dental anxiety. We are sensitive to your concerns and do everything we can to alleviate the anxiety and help you feel at ease with the treatment.

Contact us today at (256) 537-8878 to get the relief you need.

Patient Testimonials

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    “The staff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest and cleanest dentist offices that I have been to. I've never had a bad experience there, and hopefully, it stays that way.”

    - Travis G.
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    “The doctor and staff explained everything before they did anything. Everyone was so kind and understanding of my anxiety and made the experience the absolute best it could be.”

    - Kristen F.
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    “I am so impressed with the procedures Flint River Dental has to keep everyone safe and healthy! Even behind the masks, you can see the smiles of the friendliest staff around!!! And I can’t leave out April- the most amazing and gentle hygienist I have”

    - Susan C.
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    “Hands down the absolute best dentist I've ever been to, I'm not too proud to say that I got 7 crowns from them but they were very good during all of the procedures. I called them today about some pain in my jaw and upper and lower right teeth, they were ab”

    - Garret R.
  • It Was a Delight!

    “I took my two-year-old to her first dentist appointment today and it was a delight! I also had a cleaning and loved how family-friendly the staff were.”

    - Kaylee P.
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