Endodontic Root Canals
in Charlotte, NC

Getting a root canal may sound scary, but with modern dental techniques and technology, root canals are one of the most successful and pain-free procedures you can get.

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Why should I choose root canal therapy?

Toothaches are painful, and can distract you from living your best life. They can also be a sign of a serious infection. Fortunately, root canal therapy can provide you with the relief you need, and with modern techniques and sedation, you won’t feel a thing. Root canals remove the infected area and restore the health of your tooth, saving you from a tooth extraction down the road.

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Did you know…

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A root canal can save you from requiring a more invasive procedure, like an extraction.

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Digital Imaging

Advanced digital imaging techniques have taken the guesswork out of root canal therapy, resulting in a quicker, more efficient procedure with less pain and discomfort than ever before.

Laser Therapy

We understand that root canals can be stressful. That's why we incorporate laser therapy to make root canals seamless, precise, and comfortable.

Conebeam & 3D Imaging

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), is a specialized 3D imaging method extensively applied in dental procedures, particularly root canals. By capturing a series of X-ray images using a cone-shaped beam, images provide a detailed 3D view of the problem. It helps us diagnose and treat with enhanced accuracy for improved outcomes.

Board-Certified Endodontist

Choosing a board-certified endodontist ensures that you're receiving care with the highest level of expertise in the field of endodontics. A board-certified endodontist has undergone rigorous training and examination to achieve certification by a recognized dental board. These experts possess advanced knowledge and skills in performing root canal treatments and addressing complex issues related to dental pulp and surrounding tissues. Rest assured, your smile is in expert hands.

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The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Relieve Tooth Pain

Instantly alleviate your toothache by clearing out any infected or decayed material.

Stop The Spread Of Infection

Left untreated, infection can spread to other parts of your mouth, and even the rest of your body.

Save Your Tooth

Restore the health of your tooth, and avoid the need for a more drastic procedure like an extraction.

The Root Canal Treatment Process

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Diagnostics & Preparation

To find the source of your dental pain, your endodontist will begin by performing a comprehensive exam and review of your x-rays to get a complete picture of your oral health. If your tooth is infected, they will determine the extent of the infection to decide if root canal therapy will be an effective treatment.

If you end up needing a root canal, your endodontist will begin the therapy by numbing the treatment site, all the way down to the nerves. Your endodontist will discuss sedation options with you before starting the procedure.

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Removing Decay & Infected Pulp

Once you’re comfortable and fully numbed, your endodontist will begin the process of removing any decayed or infected material. Beginning with the enamel, your Charlotte endodontist will move inwards, toward the pulp. Once the infected pulp has been cleared out, the canals will be cleaned with a special disinfectant to eliminate any remaining infection.

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Filling & Sealing

Once your tooth has been completely cleaned and sanitized, the interior will be filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. An inert material, gutta-percha replaces the extracted pulp and helps support the tooth and maintain its structure. Once the interior of the tooth has been filled, it will be restored with a temporary filling to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration is placed by a general dentist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Root canal therapy is required if your tooth becomes infected, which most often happens one of two ways: A serious cavity can eat away at the outer layers of your enamel and dentin until it reaches the pulp. Once the pulp, which is responsible for keeping your tooth alive, is exposed, it becomes vulnerable to bacteria and becomes infected. Dental trauma that cracks or chips a tooth can expose the nerve and blood vessel-filled pulp to oral bacteria. If left untreated, either situation will lead to the infection, decay, and eventual death of your tooth’s pulp. When the infection starts to take hold, you’ll likely begin experiencing an array of symptoms like a toothache, inflamed gums near the tooth, and tooth sensitivity.

No! Although it’s a common myth that root canal therapy hurts, it’s actually the toothache caused by infection that is painful. With modern dental techniques and technology, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling.Not only will your mouth be numbed completely, but you can also opt to be sedated during the procedure. Overall, root canal therapy is the best way to alleviate the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth.

Although it’s rare, root canal treatment can fail. If there is any remaining bacteria or decay left behind that wasn’t removed during the initial root canal, the tooth infection may return. If this happens to you, you’ll need to have another root canal to ensure the infection is completely removed and doesn’t have a chance to return again.

While crowns are generally the best way to protect your tooth after a root canal, and are always the recommendation for your posterior teeth, they are not always necessary. If there is enough enamel left on front teeth that have gotten a root canal, a filling may be used instead of a crown.

Root canal therapy is usually covered, at least in part, by most dental insurance plans. However, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with your insurance provider to gain a thorough understanding of your benefits, and to find out what type of treatments are covered.