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If the words “root canal” cause you discomfort due to its poor reputation that it has gained over time, we invite you to learn more about this tooth-saving procedure that can often be the best possible option to prevent the extraction of an infected tooth. Untreated tooth infection can lead to chronic dental pain and eventual abscess, weakening even the underlying bone.

You may need a root canal if you are experiencing symptoms of an infected tooth, such as tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, tooth pain, or dark spots on a tooth.

Root canal treatment is intended to treat infection in the dental pulp–the area of the tooth that contains the blood vessels and tooth nerves–which can occur from a cavity, cracked tooth, or dental injury. Our doctor performs a root canal procedure by removing the infected pulp and cleaning the tooth chamber before sealing the tooth. This process can require as much as three dental visits.

Our team at Derek C. Barnes, DMD is committed to helping your smile remain in good health. If you suspect you need root canal treatment in Charlotte, North Carolina, call 704-849-6700 today and arrange an appointment with Dr. Derek C. Barnes at Derek C. Barnes, DMD without delay. We are eager to help you restore full function and strength to your smile so that you can enjoy it for many more years!