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What Really Happens During Root Canal Therapy

July 2, 2020
Posted By: Harlow Dental
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Unfortunately, root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but it's just confusion. The reality is that root canal therapy in Charlotte relieves your tooth pain and restores your tooth to health. In fact, root canal therapy is performed only after the area your dentist will be working in is completely numb!

Let's look at what really happens during root canal therapy in Charlotte, NC.

The First Step Is Diagnosis

Typically, you will notice a toothache (in many cases, severe). You may encounter gum swelling and a blister on your gum as well. These are reliable indicators that you have an infection deep in the root of your tooth. We strongly encourage you to contact our dental office immediately if you notice any root infection symptoms.

In some cases, you may not have pain because the root infection is emerging, or the tooth nerve is dead. In this case, your dentist will find it during a routine exam that includes x-rays. It's essential to schedule and keep dental checkups for this reason and to maintain your oral health. Without treatment, the infection can spread.

Root Canal Therapy Process

If your dentist in Charlotte diagnosis you with a root infection, we numb the area, and your dentist gently extracts the infected root and surrounding pulp from your tooth. We then close the tooth with a temporary filling. At your next appointment, after your tooth has had time to heal, your dentist places a permanent filling or a dental crown to strengthen the tooth.

Mild soreness is to be expected following root canal therapy, but this does not last long. An over-the-counter pain reliever approved by your doctor should be sufficient.

Contact Our Dental Office Today

If you have root infection symptoms, or if you have not had a dental checkup in a while, get in touch with a member of our team today to schedule your next dental exam.

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