Save Damaged Teeth
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is one of the most common endodontic procedures, and at Horizon Dental, Dr. Dan Hostrander has years of experience performing both molar and anterior root canals. He's also one of the few dentists in the area who does not refer this relatively common treatment out, so you won't have to run around town in pain when you're just trying to get your tooth fixed. With the help of CBCT (3D X-Ray) technology, root canals are easier to perform and more successful than ever. It's often the best way to save a tooth if it’s infected, and helps eliminate pain and discomfort, helping you get back to your life.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Signs of an Infected Tooth
If left untreated, tooth decay will almost always lead to an infected tooth. As the enamel and dentin of the tooth decay, the nerve-filled tooth pulp becomes exposed to oral bacteria. This results in a tooth infection, which typically has symptoms such as a painful toothache, radiating pain from the tooth, and discoloration around the tooth. A root canal will remove infected and decayed tooth pulp from your tooth, and replace it with an inert material.
Root Canal Treatment
To begin, your teeth will be cleaned and numbed, and a dental dam will be placed around the tooth that will be treated in order to isolate it. Dr. Dan will use a dental drill to create a tiny opening in the tooth and remove any decayed dentin and enamel. Your tooth will be disinfected and the pulp will be replaced with a rubber-like material called “gutta percha”. This provides support for the canals of the tooth. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a filling and possibly a dental crown.
Save Your Smile
Benefits of a Root Canal
Root canals are almost always the best way to treat an infected tooth. This routine procedure can save damaged teeth, which is much more affordable than replacing them with false teeth. Tooth infections can cause incredibly painful toothaches, and a root canal eliminates this pain and discomfort in just a single appointment.
Need A Root Canal?
Contact Us Today!
Whether your tooth has been damaged during an injury, or you suspect that tooth decay has caused a tooth infection, a root canal from Dr. Dan will restore your smile. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you can get relief from pain. Contact us at (980) 999-5007 to get started, or drop by our office at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 for an in-person consultation.