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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Dentist in Raleigh

Three little words can strike fear into most dental patients: Root Canal Therapy.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is the dental procedure with the worst reputation! But do not fear – a root canal is simply nothing more than a filling that involves a different part of your tooth. When you have decayed, infected cavities, that portion of your tooth is cleaned and a permanent filling is placed. When a tooth nerve gets infected, it just simply gets cleaned out and a permanent filling is placed, called a root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment.

The “New School” Root Canal

The root canal procedure has come a long way over the years. No longer do these procedures require many visits and hours of holding your mouth open! Raleigh cosmetic dentist Dr. Justin Russo educates his patients that a root canal in reality is simply a different kind of filling for your tooth.

If you get a cavity, Dr. Russo removes the decay and places a permanent filling. If that decay, irritation, or fracture extends and involves the nerve of your tooth, the pulp chamber which holds the nerve of the tooth needs to be cleaned out and a have a filling placed. Hear it from the man himself:


The “hey, I may need a root canal!” signs and symptoms

  • Spontaneous aching pain
  • Pain that lingers to hot and cold for longer than a couple minutes
  • Pain that wakes you up in the middle of the night
  • Pain that over-the-counter pain relievers can’t resolve
  • Fractured teeth requiring the use of the nerve chamber of the tooth to support a base for a crown
  • Teeth with old crowns that become symptomatic
  • Sharp pain on biting
  • Tooth that have experienced trauma
  • A tooth with extensive decay
  • A funny or unusual taste in your mouth
  • A pimple or bubble on your gum that comes and goes

Dr. Russo is here to help!

In almost all cases, a tooth that requires a root canal requires a crown to prevent it from fracturing. For your convenience, Raleigh cosmetic dentist Dr. Justin Russo performs a root canal procedure at the same time he prepares the tooth for a crown, thus cutting down on your amount of required visits and missed time from work, or family.

Dr. Russo has had advanced endodontic training during his residency training at the prestigious Hartford Hospital and completes 99% of root canals quickly and in one visit.

Why Choose Dr. Russo?

Raleigh dentist Dr. Justin Russo received exceptional training in endodontics from some of Connecticut’s finest endodontic specialists during his honorary hospital-based residency. He performs root canal therapy routinely and in almost 100% of the cases in one visit.

Dr. Russo uses strategies to make performing root canal therapy a painless procedure. How so? By treating teeth first medically with antibiotics to calm any acute infections, so that profound anesthesia can be achieved. Dr. Russo works with Raleigh’s top endodontic specialists to treat teeth that have calcified canals thus requiring the use of a microscope to routinely complete.

If you were advised that you need a root canal or if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to call your Raleigh dentist Dr. Justin Russo right now for a same-day evaluation and treatment at his Russo Dentistry, Raleigh office. You can even prequalify for a payment plan that will fit your budget through Care Credit or Lending Club so you can get this important treatment right now and not have to risk acute pain or severe infection.

Don’t suffer with tooth pain any more, call your Raleigh dentist Dr. Justin Russo today!