Root Canal Treatment
in Jonesboro, AR

Most patients never want to hear that they need a root canal procedure. At Dickson Family Dental, we understand, and we’re here to make your experiences as pleasant and comfortable as they can be. Whether you believe you may need a root canal or you know you need one and you’re searching for a trusted dentist in Jonesboro, our team can assist. Contact us today!

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Why are root canals performed?

Root canal treatments are performed to save a tooth that has become infected or severely damaged due to decay, trauma, or other issues. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp (the innermost part of the tooth) and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the root canals. Once cleaned, the canals are then filled and sealed to prevent further infection. Root canals are crucial because they allow us to preserve your natural tooth, which prevents the need for extraction and maintains the integrity of your smile and bite.

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Are root canals painful?

The perception of pain associated with root canals is often based on outdated information. Thanks to advancements in dental techniques and anesthesia, modern root canal procedures are generally no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. In fact, root canals often relieve the intense pain caused by dental infections. Our skilled team takes every measure to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, at which point many patients are relieved of the pain that led them to seek treatment in the first place.

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Do I need a crown after getting a root canal?

Following a successful root canal, the tooth might become more brittle due to the removal of its internal structure and blood supply. This can make the tooth more prone to fractures over time. To strengthen and protect the treated tooth, a crown is often recommended. A dental crown provides essential reinforcement, restores the tooth’s functionality, and prevents further damage. Dr. Dickson will assess the condition of your tooth and recommend the appropriate treatment plan, which may include a crown.

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