What Is Root Canal Therapy?
When a tooth suffers damage or decay into the internal (pulp) area, root canal therapy is often needed to relieve tooth pain and save the tooth from extraction. A root canal is performed by removing the nerve tissue from within the center of the tooth and down the length of its roots, strengthening the tooth with a special, soothing filling material, and sealing it off with a filling or dental crown. Root canal treated teeth often need coverage and protection with a crown to prevent further breakdown, leaving your smile restored and healthy once again.Contact Us About a Free Consultation
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
One of more of the following signs and symptoms may indicate that root canal treatment is needed to save your oral health and smile:
- Tooth pain
- Dull, persistent ache
- Pain on biting
- Temperature sensitivity
- Severe breakage or crack
Infected Teeth Present an Urgent Need for Care
Historically, root canals have received an unfair reputation. In truth, root canal treatment is just as comfortable as having a filling or crown placed, and does not incur the major discomfort many believe to be part of the procedure. Dr. Thomas Layton provides initial care and retreatment for your simple root canal needs, partnering with a specialist for more complex cases. If you experience any sign or symptom of tooth infection or damage, do not delay. Timely treatment may be necessary to save your oral health.
Putting off or avoiding the root canal therapy you need places you at risk for:
- Tooth loss
- Intense pain or discomfort
- Bone damage
- Systemic illness
- More complicated treatment needs
Avoid unnecessary health risks and tooth loss by getting the root canal treatment you need as soon as possible.
Contact Layton Dentistry and schedule your consultation today!
We'd love to hear from you!
Contact us to schedule your consultation.
Our Office Location
225 N. TORRENCE STREET
CHARLOTTE, NC 28204
- New Patients 980.322.0815
- Current Patients 704.333.1620