Root Canal Therapy
Patients suffering from tooth pain may need to receive root canal therapy. When performed by the competent team at Premier Smiles of Charlotte, patients can count on a comfortable experience.
Our resident dentist is Regina Henderson, DDS. Dr. Henderson has many years of experience practicing dentistry and has the skill to perform your root canal therapy procedure.
Patients receiving this treatment may have questions about the procedure, such as:
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy, known to the medical community as endodontic treatment, is a common dental procedure. It involves cleaning an infected tooth from the inside out. A dentist will remove the contents of the inner tooth chambers, known as the pulp. The infected pulp causes pain when infected because it houses many nerves that alert our body to distress within our oral structure. The offensive pulp is replaced with a body-safe filling.
When is this treatment necessary?
Infected teeth are painful and can interfere with daily life. If left untreated, the infection can take over the tooth nerves and spread to other areas of the smile. This causes severe bad breath and pain and requires the tooth to be extracted. Simply treating the infection before it progresses prevents a host of other problems.
Will it hurt?
No. At Premier Smiles of Charlotte, we properly anesthetize our patients before beginning any potentially uncomfortable procedures to ensure their comfort throughout the entire procedure. During treatment, our caring staff prioritizes patient relaxation.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process varies and depends on many factors unique to the individual patient. For example, older patients can expect a longer healing time. In general, the healing is completed between three to four days.
Caring and Patient-Focused Care in Bryant, Wesley Heights, and Uptown
Patients in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area can come to Dr. Henderson for gentle root canal therapy. Our practice is sensitive to the anxieties of our patients, and we recognize the importance of completing a tooth-saving procedure like root canal therapy. At Premier Smiles of Charlotte, we offer quality endodontic treatment with a gentle touch.
Call Us Today to Alleviate Your Tooth Pain
If you or a loved one are suffering from tooth pain and suspect root canal therapy may be needed, give us a call at Premier Smiles of Charlotte.
Schedule an appointment to confirm a diagnosis and schedule root canal therapy at your earliest convenience. Our friendly staff can also advise you how to best manage pain until your appointment date.