Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal done is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would rot and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more expensive and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. That is why a root canal treatment may be recommended by the dentist to restore the tooth.
If you are searching for the best dental practice in Matthews to perform a root canal treatment to save your decaying or infected tooth, Fine Arts Dentistry is the answer. Our experienced and friendly dentists have the knowledge, skill, and expertise to give you a healthy and beautiful smile.