Aberdeen, NC  28315

908 N. Sandhills Blvd, US Hwy 1

For a lifetime of beautiful smiles...​


Dogwood  Dental Associates

Dr. Christine P. Gatti​

Pain Treatment

We are here to solve your tooth pain and make you smile again!

Toothaches are painful.  Pain is caused by infection which can either be in the tooth (cavity) or in the gums and bone.

ROOT CANALS are performed to preserve the life of a decayed or infected tooth. When the nerve pulp of the tooth breaks down within the root canal, and becomes damaged or filled with harmful bacteria, the nerve must be removed and the tooth cleaned and sealed with a crown, which is an artificial covering for the tooth, typically made of porcelain or gold. We also can do tattoos on your crown with your chosen design if you wish.

SYMPTOMS of needing a root canal will typically be the experience of severe pain while chewing, may have swelling or tenderness in the surrounding gum area, sensitivity to hot and cold, and the affected tooth may become discolored. In certain cases, there are few or no symptoms.

CONSIDERATIONS to be deliberated, although a root canal is typically a successful procedure, it is possible for the procedure to fail. Sometimes, tiny branches of the main root canal are present, and provide a place for bacteria to hide and reinfect the tooth in the future. Tiny cracks in a tooth can result in this same condition. The tooth can also become recontaminated if the crown does not fit properly. If a person suspects his or her root canal has failed, medical attention should be sought as soon as possible for retreat.


An extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.  Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment. 

Let us treat your Toothache.