A root canal is required when the soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, called pulp, becomes inflamed or diseased. The process of a root canal is a relatively simple procedure that involves removing the diseased pulp, then cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth. A tooth with a root canal should be treated as normal teeth with regular brushing and dental check-ups. If you suspect you have an infected tooth due to discomfort or swelling, and may need root canal treatment in Richlands, North Carolina, please call Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) and schedule your visit with Dr. Morgan and our dentists as soon as possible. We will do our best to restore your tooth to full health quickly.

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.