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Root Canal Therapy Charlotte, NC

Quality Root Canals

Root canal therapy has the potential to save a tooth that has become severely decayed or infected. During the procedure, the damaged area of the inner tooth or the pulp is removed. The area is then cleaned, disinfected, filled, and sealed. Failure to treat an infected or damaged tooth can result in an abscess, which is a pocket of pus in a tooth caused by a bacterial infection. It may also lead to other dental problems and even affect your overall health.

Primary Causes of an Infected Pulp

Inside a tooth, under the outer white enamel, is a hard layer called dentin. Under the dentin is a softer tissue called pulp. The pulp of a tooth contains tiny blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves, which aid in tooth development. The pulp can be safely removed when a tooth becomes fully formed. A mature tooth can be nourished solely by the tissues surrounding it. Reasons the pulp of a tooth may become infected include:
  • Deep cavity
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures
  • Injury to the tooth

What Can I Expect During Root Canal Treatment in Charlotte, NC?

Before a root canal is performed, our doctors will take a digital x-ray of your mouth to examine the area of decay or trauma. Root canals are a routine procedure that is relatively painless with the use of a local anesthetic. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected tooth, which leaves the area numb. An opening is then made in the tooth to remove the infected pulp. The affected tooth is cleaned and disinfected. Once the tooth is ready, it is filled with a tooth-colored resin or amalgam. This seals off the affected tooth and helps prevent the risk of another infection.

Benefits of Saving a Natural Tooth

It is best to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Here are some benefits to keeping your natural teeth:
  • More efficient chewing
  • Normal biting sensation and force
  • More natural-looking smile

Contact Us Today!

Carolina Dentistry @ The StateLine is committed to providing high-quality root canal therapy in Charlotte, NC. We ensure safe, professional and effective dental options to save your natural teeth. Contact us today at 704-752-7602 to learn more about our root canal treatment in Charlotte. You may also book an appointment via our 24/7 online scheduling system.

Our Location & Office Hours

Carolina Dentistry @ The StateLine 17214 Lancaster Hwy #306 Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 752-7602

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed