If you have a tooth that is keeping you up at night because of unbearable pain, it could be an infected tooth that is in need of a root canal. Dr. Phillip N. Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry provides Root Canal procedures at his family practice, Sweet Water Dentistry. Dr. Greer's practice if located on the beautiful bay on scenic 98 in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Greer serves the entire Eastern Shore including Fairhope, Daphne, Point Clear, and Spanish Fort.
The best way to find out if your tooth needs root canal therapy is to get a consultation appointment where Dr. Greer can examine your tooth and X-rays to determine what is causing the pain in your tooth. Until recently, root canal procedures took a couple of long hours to complete, and included multiple appointments after that. Thanks to modern advances in dental technology, root canals are no longer a dreaded procedure among patients.
Here is how a root canal works: The dentist first numbs your mouth with local anesthesia. Then, he will open up the canals of your tooth, clean them out (remove the infected nerves), disinfect the cleaned canals, then fill the canals with a material called gutta percha. Once the root canal procedure is complete, Dr. Greer will place a build up material and prepare the tooth to receive a crown so that it will look like your normal tooth again. Once the tooth has been prepped, an assistant will scan the tooth (digital impressions) and your crown will be made with our cerac machine, out of full porcelain.
The staff here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL strives to assist every patient with any dental need they may have. We pride ourselves in offering the best dental service and care around. CAll us today to schedule your appointment and make us your new dental home! Our office number is 251-550-7770. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office soon!