Do You Need an Endodontist?
Your Charlotte, NC, endodontist, Dr. Ramesh Sunar, can help, especially when it comes to getting a root canal. Most people are afraid of root canal treatments because of rumors of pain and agony, but that's a myth.
More About Root Canals
If your tooth develops an infection, the tooth pulp becomes inflamed (pulp is a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells). Sometimes the pain you feel can go away on its own, but a root canal may be necessary. To ensure there's no infection, visit your doctor every six months for periodic checkups and professional teeth cleaning.
Cause of Infection
There are several reasons why your tooth may have been infected. Here are a few reasons why:
- Dental Trauma: Cracks and chips due to accidents can help bacteria infiltrate the enamel and infect the pulp. Trauma to your teeth may be due to a car accident or perhaps playing sports and sustaining an injury.
- Poor Oral Regimen: Cavities are formed when a person eats sugary foods and doesn't brush or floss. The result is the accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that breaks down the enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth and allows the bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.
- Dental Procedure Damage: It's also possible to need a root canal because of dental procedures, such as getting a dental crown. The treatment may damage your dental pulp, which will lead to you needing a root canal from your Charlotte dentist.
Root canal therapy is important to keep your teeth healthy. There's no need to be worried about pain. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your Charlotte, NC, endodontist, Dr. Ramesh Sunar, at (704) 375-4252.