Root Canal

Root Canal Specialist In Cornelius, NC And The Huntersville, NC Area

Save Your Infected Teeth With Endodontics

When you are enduring a throbbing toothache, it can be tempting to ask about tooth extraction instead of a root canal. However, keeping your teeth is critical to your oral and overall health, not to mention cost-effective, too. Your natural tooth and root allow you to chew and speak normally, provide a pleasing appearance, and preserve the underlying bone structure. White and Haines Advanced Dentistry uses root canal therapy, or endodontics, to save your teeth and prevent the need for expensive tooth replacement procedures.

Who Needs a Root Canal?

Inside your tooth lies the pulp, a mass of soft tissue containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It is essential to the growth process. When the pulp is infected, however, your entire tooth structure is in danger. Removing the pulp with a root canal is the best course of action as an adult tooth no longer needs a pulp to function. Infection may be caused by the following:

  • Severe decay
  • Poorly performing crowns
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
  • Trauma

How Is a Root Canal Performed?

Our doctors will ensure your comfort with oral sedation and local anesthetic, if needed, however many patients find root canal procedures to be relatively painless. Oral sedation can be prescribed ahead of time and taken immediately before your appointment to deliver a relaxed, comfortable state and a stress-free endodontics experience. We will then remove the infected pulp from the canals. They are then cleaned, filled, and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering. A customized porcelain crown is often bonded to the remaining tooth structure to restore function and appearance.