Services

Root Canals

Endodontic Therapy

A root canal is a very common dental procedure performed in order to help save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants and bridges.

At the center of each of your teeth is the dental pulp (tooth nerve).  Infection of the dental pulp can be very painful and is caused by a variety of factors including: trauma, deep cavities, cracks in the tooth, or repeated dental procedures.

Purpose

The nerve of a tooth functions to provide hot and cold sensation, but other than that, it is not necessary to the tooth’s overall health and function.   

If a tooth has a large cavity or is cracked, bacteria can enter the dental pulp and cause an infection.  If not treated, that infection can cause an abscess, resulting in pain, swelling, and further deterioration of the tooth.  Not only can the infected tissue injure your jawbones and surrounding teeth, it can also be detrimental to your overall health.

Symptoms

Teeth that need root canal therapy are not always painful, but common symptoms of an infected pulp include: biting pain, visible swelling, obvious damage or decay to the tooth, temperature sensitivity, lingering or spontaneous pain, discoloration of the tooth, discomfort that wakes you up in the middle of the night, or tenderness in the neighboring gums.

Treatment

Root canal treatment is completed utilizing local anesthesia where the doctor removes the diseased nerve from the tooth.  After the infected tissue is removed, the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  Next, the tooth is built up with white filling material.  A crown is typically placed over the large filling in order to protect the tooth and help prevent future breakage.

While many teeth can be saved with root canal therapy, some teeth do require extraction if the chances of success with endodontic treatment are unfavorable or if complications become evident during or after treatment. 

Patient Reviews

Our patients are our biggest fans. Here are a few highlights from our public reviews.

Kim Lee
Kim Lee
June 25, 2022.
Very friendly staff & Dr. Diemer took great care of my teeth! So glad that I am a patient there!!!
Kassie Treadway
Kassie Treadway
June 21, 2022.
They do a great job and treat you great !!!!
kenny baker
kenny baker
June 17, 2022.
very professional, great first visit.
Rose Looney
Rose Looney
June 17, 2022.
Another enjoyable and fun visit at Sharp Family Dentistry today!! My teeth are in great shape and very clean and white now!! Thank you Leah and everyone at Sharp!!

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Location

3284 Highway 367 South

Cabot, AR 72023

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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