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When a Root Canal Is Necessary

When you have tooth decay, your dentist is committed to doing everything possible to save your tooth. Sometimes getting a root canal in Charlotte, NC, with your trusted dentist at Family Dental Clinic, Dr. Jay Ahuja, may be necessary to save your tooth.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment tackles your tooth decay at its root and removes the damaged tissue. During this procedure, your dentist uses special tools to remove your decayed tooth pulp. The area is also treated with antibiotics to kill the infection. After the treatment, dental restoration is important to strengthen your tooth. A dental crown or tooth fillings will reinforce your teeth after your root canal treatment for continued use.

Who Needs a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is often necessary for tooth decay. You might need a root canal treatment in Charlotte, NC, if you have signs of tooth decay. Signs of tooth decay include:

  • Swollen Gums - Gum inflammation might be a sign of gum disease but it could also indicate that you have tooth decay too. Your swollen gums may be painful to the touch. Tooth decay can also cause other problems with your gums such as gum abscesses.
  • Toothache - Toothache that comes in waves might indicate a tooth infection. If you also experience pain each time you chew or touch your tooth, you might need a root canal treatment.
  • Tooth Discoloration - Sudden changes in your tooth color may indicate a pulp infection or dead pulp tissue.
  • Tooth Sensitivity - Severe tooth sensitivity that persists even after you've taken your food or drink might need a root canal treatment. The procedure removes the nerves in your tooth pulp to reduce your discomfort.
  • Chipped or Cracked Tooth - A chipped or cracked tooth is at risk of getting infected. A root canal treatment and dental restoration may be necessary to relieve your pain and sensitivity.

Even with all these signs, only your dentist can tell if getting a root canal treatment is necessary after your consultation. Don't hesitate to call your dentist, Dr. Ahuja of Family Dental Clinic, at (704) 536-6655 to determine if a root canal in Charlotte, NC, is right for you.

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