3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Categories: Root Canal

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Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman wants to make sure that our dental patients our well informed. In this post, we will discuss the root canal procedure or endodontic treatment. The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment. It is important that dental patients know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. The thread-like tissue can become damaged due to

  • An injury to the tooth
  • A very deep cavity
  • A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If ignored, this can destroy the bone and eventually cause a lot of pain

When we perform a root canal, the damaged pulp is removed. The space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled.  A crown or implant could still be needed, however.

Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman offers root canals along with the following services:

“Please call us today to schedule an appointment for any of your dental needs.

 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman:

704-337-8070

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1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina
28207