Root canals are one of the most prevalent dental procedures performed here at Carolina Smiles. Having a root canal can help salvage your natural teeth, preventing the need for dental implants. We understand that the word “root canal” can come off a bit scary but rest assured that with today’s technology the words “root canal” are no longer something to be scared of.
What is a Root Canal?
If the nerve in your tooth is inflamed or infected, a root canal is necessary. This is commonly caused by deep cavities or trauma. We will remove the entire nerve from the affected tooth, disinfect it, and seal it. Although root canals usually offer a high success rate, some teeth may be resistant to recovery, thus requiring re-treatment. Your root canal treatment will most likely be completed in one visit. If you are experiencing any pain during your root canal, let your dentist know immediately.