Dr. Drew Hines is proud to offer root canal therapy, a crucial treatment for saving a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. Root canal therapy is often necessary when the pulp of a tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged. This treatment not only relieves pain but also restores the tooth’s health and functionality.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp from within the tooth, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. This procedure is a highly effective way to treat a tooth that has been compromised by decay, disease or injury.

The Root Canal Process

The process begins with a thorough examination and X-rays to determine the extent of the infection. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Our skilled dentist will then carefully remove the infected pulp, clean the canal and seal it with a biocompatible material. In most cases, a crown is recommended after root canal therapy to restore the tooth’s strength and appearance.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Relieves pain and discomfort caused by tooth infection
  • Prevents the spread of infection and preserves oral health
  • Avoids the need for tooth extraction
  • Maintains natural tooth structure and appearance
  • Restores normal tooth function

Regain Comfort and Confidence in Your Smile

If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, root canal therapy in Charlotte, North Carolina, might be the right solution for you. Contact Hines Dentistry today at 704-366-3526 to schedule an evaluation. Our experienced dental team is here to provide compassionate, effective treatment, ensuring the health and longevity of your natural teeth.