Endodontics in Cornelius Serving the Lake Norman Area
With root canal therapy, we can keep Cornelius smiles healthy.
Endodontics refers to the branch of dental care that focuses on the treatment of the pulp inside of teeth. Root canal therapy is the most common endodontic treatment, and root canal therapy has helped many dentists through the years save smiles from losing a tooth or several teeth. We offer endodontics at the Cornelius dental office of Welborne, White, & Schmidt Dentistry.
Root canal therapy may be the recommended treatment if the pulp inside of your tooth is infected. These infections arise when decay breaks through the enamel and dentin down into the chamber where the pulp is located. The pulp become irritated and infected, and this can cause extreme pain until treated. As the infection is left to its own devices, it can cause abscesses and spread, infecting more teeth and damaging the jaw. Eventually, if you do not seek root canal therapy for your infected tooth, it will have to be extracted.
That’s why root canal therapy is so important; it can save your tooth. During endodontic treatment at our Cornelius, NC dental office near Lake Norman, we’ll go into the tooth, clean out infected tissue, and fill the tooth. The process is completed with the placement of a crown on the affected tooth, strengthening the weakened tooth and helping prevent infection in the future.
To help your root canal therapy procedure to go smoothly, you can opt for sedation dentistry during the treatment. Our sedation dentistry includes both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. With oral conscious sedation dentistry, we’ve successfully helped many patients seek treatment they used to avoid because of their dental anxiety, while IV sedation allows you to sleep right through your root canal therapy.
If you’ve noticed an increase of tooth sensitivity to hot or cold or are experiencing pain or facial swelling, contact Welborne, White, & Schmidt Dentistry in Cornelius, NC for an appointment to discuss root canal therapy and endodontics. We save smiles for Cornelius, Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, and Lake Norman.