Root Canal Therapy

Schedule Root Canal Therapy in Pinehurst, NC

Take steps to avoid losing an infected tooth. Then, contact us at 910-695-3050 for a root canal.

Do you have a tooth that hurts or feels infected? In some situations, this could indicate an infection of the tooth’s pulp. In Pinehurst, NC,  Root canal therapy can help you treat this issue and start recovering.

Our team at Hubbard Dental performs root canals in our elegant, spa-like dental office. Allow us to assess your unique needs today.

Indications That You Need a Root Canal

Many patients in North Carolina aren’t sure when they need a root canal. Generally, we recommend contacting a dental professional if you notice:

  • Swelling around your tooth
  • Pain in your gums or tooth
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Visible injuries

You do not have to try to diagnose your dental issue independently. When you visit our practice, trained professionals assess the condition of your tooth and gums. We use x-rays and other imaging services to get a look at the interior of your tooth.

Based on the results of our diagnostics, we may recommend root canal therapy in Pinehurst, NC.

Dental Issues Treated by a Root Canal

Root canals specifically treat an infection of your tooth’s pulp – or soft tissue. You find the pulp inside the hard enamel shell of the tooth. Pulp infections often occur after:

  • Tooth trauma
  • Cracks in the tooth
  • Deep decay

Sometimes, repeating dental services, like filling the same cavity multiple times, may lead to a pulp infection.

The Root Canal Procedure

Our team has years of training and experience in handling root canal procedures.

When you visit us for a root canal, our team will:

  • Numb the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic
  • Remove the infected pulp
  • Perform necessary repairs on the affected tooth canals
  • Sanitize your tooth
  • Seal the tooth

After we clean and seal the tooth, we generally recommend that you cover the tooth with a crown to protect it from further infection. Modern dental crowns match your surrounding teeth, allowing you to save your smile after this procedure.

Reasons to Schedule a Root Canal

Root canals can benefit your overall health in several ways. Generally, a pulp infection leads to headaches, tooth pain, and other discomforts. A root canal directly removes the source of the pain, allowing you to feel relief.

Root canals also allow you to avoid a tooth extraction in many cases. However, if you allow an infection to continue to spread, it can irrevocably damage your tooth. In this situation, the tooth may fall out on its own, or a dentist may have to pull it.

Finally, root canals help you avoid additional oral health concerns. For example, allowing an infected tooth to remain in your jaw can lead to the infection spreading to other teeth. It also increases the likelihood that you’ll develop gingivitis (or gum disease).

Take Care of Your Teeth After a Root Canal

Root canal therapy can help you recover from an infected tooth. However, you must maintain your oral health after completing the root canal. Make sure that you continue to brush and floss regularly.

You may also need to watch what you eat after getting a crown. For example, some dentists recommend avoiding very sticky foods after the procedure.

Set Up Your Root Canal in Pinehurst, NC

Are you interested in root canal therapy in Pinehurst? You can get the treatment you want in a comfortable environment with Hubbard Dental. Reach out to us for an initial assessment by calling 910-695-3050.

We put our clients first and always utilize cutting-edge treatments.