Root Canals

Pinehurst NC Professional Dental Care Root CanalsIf decay or a crack in a tooth is close to the nerve of the tooth, the nerve may become irritated and inflamed.  In many cases the tooth will actually produce new protective tooth structure to insulate the nerve and heal itself.  There are occasions where the inflammation will progress, and bacteria from our mouth will move in, thus necessitating root canal treatment.  Rest assured that every precaution will be taken to preserve the vitality of your teeth.  Root canal treatment removes inflamed and necrotic tissue in the center of the root of the tooth.  Filling material is placed in the prepared space.  It is very important to have a restoration or crown placed on top of the tooth after the root canal treatment is completed.


Preventive Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry