Endodontics is a dental specialty involving treatment of the interior portions of the tooth. Teeth have one to four roots that attach to the jaw bone, and inside these roots are canals that house the live pulp and nerve roots of the tooth. When decay, infection or injury damages the nerves or interior tooth, root canals, or endodontics, are needed to restore tooth health. At Carrington Square Dental, we offer root canals/endodontics at our dental center in Waxhaw, NC.
The live tissue inside the tooth can become infected. Deep cracks, tooth decay or other damage to the tooth can reach the interior tooth and cause infection. Inflammation in or around the tooth can put pressure on the nerve roots, causing intense tooth pain. An infected tooth is in danger, as the infection can permanently damage the nerve and result in loss of the tooth. Root canal therapy is the only way to save a severely infected or abscessed tooth, removing the live pulp and nerve root with endodontics and treating the deep tooth infection.
Root Canals Offers Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
Most infected teeth are painful. The infection irritates the nerve inside the canal of the tooth, causing non-stop pain. Root canal therapy involves removing the top of the tooth to access the inside of the roots or canals. The pulp, nerve and infected material are removed from the canal and the interior of the tooth is sterilized to stop the infection. The canal or canals are packed with disinfected material and the tooth is closed. Endodontics are more complex than other tooth treatments, but root canal treatment does not need to be painful. It will stop the pain of an infected tooth immediately. The nerve is removed, and it can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
If you have an abscessed or infected tooth, root canals, or endodontics, can give you pain relief and save your tooth. Whether you are an existing or new patient to Carrington Square Dental, contact us to schedule an appointment if you have tooth pain. We can often see you the same day and most insurance plans are accepted at our office in Waxhaw, NC, near Wesley Chapel and Weddington.