Signs You Need a Root Canal
By Charlotte Root Canal Center
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Root CanalAt the Charlotte Root Canal Center in Charlotte, NC, root canal therapy is the specialty. It is a treatment that helps over 15 million people keep their teeth every year according to the American Association of Endodontists. Know the signs that you’ll likely need a root canal treatment so that you can get the help you need from a skilled endodontist when you need it, and at an affordable cost. 

Root Canals Treat Tooth Decay
The outer enamel of a tooth is very resilient when healthy. It is designed to protect the inner layers from damage or infection. But the enamel can weaken due to poor dental hygiene, eating a lot of sugary foods, and general wear and tear. When the film containing bad bacteria wears down the enamel and eventually infects the tissue inside the tooth, it causes harmful decay. Luckily, tooth decay is treatable—especially when the patient seeks help as soon as symptoms start to show up.

Signs You May Need this Treatment
It’s important to keep a close eye on the condition and health of your smile at home so that you can get help from your Charlotte endodontist when needed. Here are some of the signs of tooth decay:

- Sharp pain when biting down, or constant, throbbing pain in the later stages of decay.
- Change in the color of a single tooth, or spots appearing on a tooth.
- Tooth loosening or destabilizing in the socket.
- Unexplained, unpleasant mouth odors.

What to Expect
Some people put off root canal treatment because they’re nervous about the procedure, but modern advances in endodontics have made it much easier to tolerate. Some root canals are finished in about 45 minutes to an hour and are done under anesthesia. The dentist will clear away infected tissue, clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly, and then refill the tooth with protective material. In a few weeks, you’ll return to have the tooth crowned for added durability. 

Root Canal Can Help
There’s no need to fear a root canal—at Charlotte Root Canal Center your endodontist will discuss sedation options with you to ensure a comfortable experience. Call 704-375-4252 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramesh Sunar at his office in Charlotte, NC.