3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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This post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill is about root canals. Root canal can strike fear in dental patients, but it helps to know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is tissue called the pulp. The tissue can be compromised by one of the following:

  • 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. Left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort

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.

Root canals sound scary, but they’ve come a long way in recent years; in most cases they’re about like getting a cavity filled. We perform root canals at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, and provide many other services, including children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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The subject of this post from Town Dental Group is one of the most feared dental procedures of them all: the infamous root canal.

If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. We only recommend it when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, we determine that a tooth is going to need a root canal, we will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, we will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Town Dental Group, and we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure.

There is no need to fear a root canal from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a checkup with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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