Why You Should Not See a General Dentist for Your Root Canal Needs

It’s never a treat when biting into an ice cream cone causes severe pain due to tooth sensitivity. It can feel even more unfortunate when it becomes clear that issues with your teeth and gums require a root canal procedure.

However, there’s hope that you can save your smile and enjoy your favorite foods again! By seeing an endodontist, a dentist who specializes in root canals and other treatments performed on the inside of your teeth, you receive advanced care from an expert at saving teeth.

Ramesh K. Sunar, DMD, at Charlotte Root Canal Center offers expert endodontic care for men and women in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Sunar understands the frustrations you may feel regarding tooth pain and concerns about your smile. That’s why he’s dedicated to providing compassionate, effective, and specialized care, especially if you need a root canal.

Here are a few reasons why it’s important to see an endodontist for your root canal needs.

Endodontists treat issues inside your teeth

Endodontists are highly specialized dentists who have a comprehensive understanding of the interior of your teeth. This means that they are more capable than a general dentist at diagnosing and treating the causes of tooth pain. They frequently perform root canal surgeries and other procedures that address the inside of your teeth.

Frequently, tooth pain results from issues with the pulp inside your teeth. This pulp is the soft tissue of the root canal that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When it becomes infected or inflamed, you may experience tooth sensitivity, swelling in the gums, and discomfort. 

There may be other symptoms of a troubled root, including extreme pain or sensitivity, pimples on your gum, or darkening of your tooth or gums. If you’re experiencing these issues, Dr. Sunar evaluates your symptoms and assesses whether you need a root canal.

Experts at saving teeth

Root canal surgery can save your teeth. Inflammation and infection of the pulp in your tooth canal is often caused by deep decay or a chip or crack in your tooth. Without treatment, you could experience continued pain, issues with eating, or eventually, the loss of your tooth. Infection can even spread to other areas of your body.

By performing a root canal, Dr. Sunar actually saves your tooth and smile. During the root canal procedure, he removes the inflamed or infected pulp. He then carefully cleans, fills, and seals the space where the dentin used to be. 

Your dentist generally places a crown on the treated tooth after the root canal, fully restoring its look and function. 

High-quality, expert care

A root canal is a complex treatment that takes precision and practice. Because endodontists have two or three more years of additional schooling than a general dentist, and because they routinely perform root canals, they’re highly skilled at performing those and other procedures concerning the interior of your teeth.

If you have tooth pain or sensitivity, it makes sense to see an endodontist who can perform an effective root canal that helps eliminate your discomfort. Additionally, despite the stigma once attached to root canal procedure, the process is nearly painless.

Beyond diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Sunar also understands the necessary post-procedure care that helps you recover the quickest from your root canal surgery. He often wants you to avoid chewy, sticky, and hard foods for a few days, and he can answer any questions you have before or after your procedure.

If you think you might need a root canal but want quality, specialized care for your smile, don’t wait to make an appointment with Dr. Sunar. Call Charlotte Root Canal Center or request an appointment here on the website today.

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