Christmas Time’s A Coming

Holiday Hours in Hendersonville, TN.

Christmas is a week from today! Are you getting excited? Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Everyone at work is getting excited about having some much needed time off to spend time with their friends & family! With that being said we want to inform you of our holiday hours. 

We will be closed the following days:

Saturday-December 22, 2017

Monday -December 25, 2017

Tuesday-December 26, 2017.

Merry Christmas from Hendersonville Dentist

We hope that you enjoy your time with your friends and family this holiday season. We will resume normal office hours on Wednesday- December 27th at 8:00 am. If you are still needing to get into our office before the end of the year, please call and make your scheduled appointment. Appointments are going quickly! 

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Do I Need A Root Canal?

Tooth Decay Affects Everyone.

Tooth decay affects everyone, with studies reporting tat 92% of adults have had a cavity at one point in their lifetime. In more serious instances of tooth decay, however, the nerve of the tooth may become infected. This type of infection requires a root canal, in which the affected nerve is removed, and the interior of the tooth is cleaned and filled.

Symptoms Of A Root Canal.

Damage to the dental pulp or nerve tissue leads to a rapid multiplication of bacteria within the interior of the tooth. The result may be an abscess, a small pocket near the root of the tooth that becomes full of pus. This infected area commonly causes the following symptoms:

  • Intense pain or sensitivity when pressure is applied to the tooth.
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, even after the heat or cold has been removed.
  • Darkening or discoloration of the affected tooth.
  • A small, persistent pimple that forms on the gums.
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Swelling in other areas of the face, neck or head.

Nerve infection may occur to deep decay, although repeated dental procedures, facial trauma, chipping or cracking of a tooth, or large fillings may also contribute.

Only visiting Hendersonville Family Dentistry can confirm whether a tooth’s nerve has become infected. If you think you may have a tooth or nerve decay, call our office today to schedule a diagnostic appointment.

Hendersonville Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears!

Allow Us to Make Your Dental Visit Painless

A dental office is sometimes can be painful and scary place. Hendersonville Family Dentistry wants to discourage that image with a family, friendly staff and qualified dentists. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.

When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, a qualified dentist can clean the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue ( called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the tooth infection from the inside of the tooth. Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones will then seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a crown or filling. This is the process and purpose of a root canal. This process can be completed, typically, in a few visits to Hendersonville Family Dentistry. In many cases, a root canal procedure is a better option than removing the infected tooth since it allows you to keep your natural tooth.

Looking For  A Dental Home?

Root canals are often not painful, and for many people the pain of the infection experienced beforehand is worse than any pain that might be experienced during the procedure.

If you are looking for a trusted and experienced dentist in Hendersonville, TN we invite you to give Hendersonville Family Dentistry a call at 615-822-8262 to schedule a consultation.