Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that can save a tooth from extraction. It is typically recommended when the tooth pulp and nerves are infected or damaged due to injury or decay that has progressed beyond the outer enamel layer. Neglecting this condition can cause the tooth to die and eventually require extraction.

To restore the tooth’s health and prevent its removal, our skilled dentists will remove the damaged tissues, clean the tooth’s interior and fill it with a medicated material. Finally, a restoration, such as a dental crown, is placed on top to return the tooth to its original shape and function. With advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia, root canal treatment can typically be completed with minimal discomfort in just one or two visits to our office. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a pleasant and comfortable experience during your visit.

To see if you could benefit from root canal therapy in Asheville, North Carolina, call Gillespie Dental Associates at (828) 252-9351. Our dentists, Dr. Timothy E. Gillespie and associates, will be happy to give you an exam and see if this treatment can protect your smile.