Root Canal Therapy
Did you know nearly 16 million root canals are performed annually in the United States? With the incredible advances in dental technology, our team can ensure your absolute comfort when performing root canal therapy to save your smile.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy (a root canal) is a common procedure performed at our office to restore an infected tooth to its natural function and appearance. During treatment, our skilled endodontists will carefully remove the pulp, clean the root canal system, and fill it with a biocompatible material to restore the tooth’s integrity. Often, a crown is placed over your tooth for further protection.
Contrary to popular belief, root canals are typically no more painful than filling a cavity!
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Our team may suggest a root canal treatment if your cavity is deep enough to become infected and spread to the nerves in the root of your tooth. We may also recommend it for cracked or damaged teeth that expose your tooth’s nerves. Some common indications that a person may require root canal therapy include:
- Tooth pain
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling or tenderness
- Abscess formation
The Long-Term Benefits of Treatment
Root canal therapy has a high success rate and can provide long-term benefits with proper care and maintenance. The long-term success of a root canal depends on several factors, from oral hygiene habits to the patient’s overall health. It is essential to follow post-treatment instructions, maintain regular dental visits, and promptly address any concerns or symptoms that may arise.
Save Your Tooth with Root Canal Therapy in Concord, NC
Don’t let fear or anxiety about root canal hearsay keep you from receiving treatment. Your best oral and overall health may depend on it. If you are concerned about an issue with your teeth and believe root canal therapy may be the solution, schedule a consultation with our doctors so they can evaluate your condition.