While tooth loss is a very dangerous problem that affects countless patients every year, more might say that the idea of undergoing root canal therapy
to save the affected pearly white is an even scarier prospect. It seems that over time, this procedure has earned a nasty reputation despite its numerous dental benefits. The truth is, with the help of today’s advanced anesthesia and technology, root canal therapy
is no more dangerous or painful than most other common dental procedures; in fact, it’s a highly effective and successful treatment that can restore severely injured teeth back to full form and functionality! Here at Schramm Dentistry
in Charlotte, NC
, Dr. Schramm
and his dedicated team will be happy to help you smile brighter with this transformative treatment.
How do I know if I’m in need of root canal therapy?
Here are some common symptoms that often suggest root canal therapy
is needed to restore the health of a tooth:
- Severe dental pain that occurs when chewing or applying pressure to a tooth
- Excessive sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures, even after the source has been removed
- Gums that are red, swollen, or otherwise irritated
- Discoloration (usually darkening) of a tooth
Of course, it’s important to remember that in many cases, symptoms will be mild or even invisible to an untrained eye. That’s why it’s so important to attend regular check-ups with Dr. Schramm
at his Charlotte
office. If he discovers during his examination that root canal therapy
is necessary, he can quickly make plans to administer treatment. The process is simple – Dr. Schramm
will access your tooth’s inner chamber and thoroughly clean out any diseased pulp and bacteria. Then, he seals off the area to protect it from further infection before effectively capping off the area with a custom-made porcelain crown to restore its structure.
Will it hurt?
We receive this question all the time, and thankfully, we have good news for worried patients – root canal therapy is usually reported to hurt no more than receiving a common filling does. Plus, many teeth that are treated with root canal therapy
go on to last for a lifetime as long as they’re cared for properly from then on.
our Charlotte, NC practice today to schedule an appointment! Our team can’t wait to provide you with precise, comprehensive dental care that puts your comfort first. We also serve the areas of Ballantyne, Matthews, Fort Mill, Indian Land SC, Mint Hill
, and Pineville
By Schramm Dentistry
July 1, 2013