Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has interior decay, infection or damage, it can be at risk for loss. Often the only option to save a diseased tooth is the general dentistry treatment known as root canal therapy. By removing the diseased portion of pulp from inside the root canals, further damage to the tooth can be stopped. This is along with any pain that has been caused by the infection. At Curtis Family Dentistry, we can help save infected teeth and relieve severe tooth pain with root canal therapy at our clinic in Mooresville. Root canals are performed by opening the cusp or top of the tooth and cleaning out the tooth root chambers, or canals, of diseased material. This includes the pulp and nerves, removing the source of pain for the tooth. Once all the infected tooth material is gone, the canal is disinfected to kill infection and packed with a sterilized dental substance. The cusp is sealed, and in most cases, a dental crown is fitted for the tooth to protect the weakened structure.