When a tooth is threatened by extreme decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is typically the only way to save the tooth.
During root canal therapy in Charlotte, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special material.
The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After root canal therapy in Charlotte, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final procedure involves the placing of a crown.
At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, we craft strong, natural-looking crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and visits to your dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function trouble free for the rest of a patient’s life.
At our esteemed office. we have been practicing dentistry since 1996. During that time we have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy in Charlotte has a very high success rate. Teeth with infected pulp tissue can sometimes go unnoticed, so it is very important to have regular dental examinations. Our team can determine which teeth, if any, have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for an intensive dental exam? Call our office at 704-337-8070.