Hearing the term "root canal" may strike fear in your heart, but the gentle staff at South Point Family Dentistry is here to put you at ease. Root canal therapy is used to remove the nerve of a tooth that has decayed or become infected. In order to save your tooth, the pulp, nerves, bacteria and any decay are all removed. The space left behind is filled with special materials to restore the tooth.
Preventing Tooth Removal
A root canal is a precautionary treatment to save a tooth that is in danger of dying and needing to be removed. While this may seem like a better option, a tooth extraction is more expensive and will cause more problems for the adjacent teeth around the new gap. Root canal treatments have a high success rate and usually require one or more appointments with a dentist or endodontist.
Symptoms and Reasons for a Root Canal
An abscess or a pimple on your gums
Decay has reached the tooth pulp
Infection or abscess developing inside the tooth or at the root tip
Injury or trauma to the tooth
Sensitivity to hot and cold
Severe toothache pain
Swelling or tenderness
Your smile and avoid losing your teeth.
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About South Point
The award-winning South Point Family Dentistry has been serving the dental needs of the Belmont and Mount Holly,
Our locally owned and operated practice offers you FREE
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