Do I Need a Root Canal?

Many people wonder if they need a root canal when they experience a toothache or other tooth pain. The answer is, not necessarily! Your tooth could hurt for several reasons, including:

  • Chipping or cracking
  • Enamel erosion
  • Cavities
  • Food trapped between the teeth

In these cases, we can provide treatment without needing to perform a root canal, such as providing you with veneers, dental bonding or crowns.

A root canal is recommended when infection or decay penetrates the deeper layers of the tooth, past the outer enamel. Our experienced dentist will carefully examine your teeth and mouth to determine if this is the case and will work with you to help you remain comfortable during your procedure if a root canal is necessary.

For more information about root canal therapy in Greensboro, North Carolina, and to make an appointment with Dr. David Civils, contact us today at 336-272-4177.