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Why Choose Dr. Ted Unland?

  • 10+ Years Experience
  • #1 Computer-Assisted Precise Implant Placement Combined with the Top Computer Generated Tooth Restoration for the Perfect Implant
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training and Expertise in the field of:
  • Implant Dentistry
  • General Dentistry
  • CEREC Technology
  • Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA)
  • I have been going to Dr. Unland for 8 years and wouldn't trust anyone else. He is always friendly and his staff know me and my family by name. I recommend Dr. Unland and his staff to anyone needing a dentist.
    —Courtney Stronczek
    Via
  • Dr. Unland and his staff is awesome. Everyone is very professional and courteous. They have been very patient and caring. I would recommend them to anyone that need dental assistance best dentist I have been to.
    —Parcilla Turner-Bennett
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  • One of the better dental offices I have been to over the years. They always make me feel welcome as the staff are always friendly. Dr. Unland is very personable has at times gone out of his way to help me when urgent issues came up.
    —George M.
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Root Canal

You’ve just been told that the only solution for the pain in your tooth is the dreaded Root Canal. Don’t panic. We will explain the procedure and make your comfort throughout the treatment a priority.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal treatment is performed to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or has become infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:

  • Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting.
  • Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the bone.
  • This leaves you in a constant state of adjustment, discomfort and difficulty with everyday functions like speaking, chewing and especially smiling.

Infected/Inflamed Pulp Tissue

Technically “root canal” is not the name of the procedure but refers instead simply to the natural cavity found in the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area inside the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal. Occasionally, the internal soft tissue (or pulp) of the tooth becomes infected and can result in a serious infection if left untreated.
In fact, the procedure that laymen refer to as a “root canal” is actually known as a pulpectomy to dentists. A pulpectomy is an endodontic treatment to cure an infected root canal. In the old days, damage to the core of a tooth usually meant it had to be removed. Today, however, a “root canal” procedure (or pulpectomy) disinfects and refills the inside of the tooth, thus preventing pain and limiting damage to the tooth.

The Root Canal Treatment Procedure

The tooth is first anesthetized then a hole is made down into the pulp. Our periodontist uses tiny instruments to extract the remaining pulp from the tooth, thoroughly disinfecting the tooth canal in the process. Once disinfected, the interior of the tooth is filled with an inert material that helps prevent further infection.
At Unland Dental Center we are trained to perform endodontic treatment.
Contact us today to set up an appointment for a root canal treatment.

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We are based in Hermitage, TN

Unland Dental Center

4757 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.
Hermitage, TN 37076
(615) 885-0181
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