Gentle root Canals
To preserve your smile
If one of your teeth is infected or has been damaged in an accident, you may need root canal therapy to remove damaged tissue and restore your tooth. Root canals from Dr. Luck at Luck Family Dental are minimally-invasive, and with sedation available, we make it easy for you to stay comfortable throughout your entire appointment.
Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure used to clean and disinfect a tooth that has been badly damaged. When the hard enamel and dentin of your tooth is decayed or cracked, the blood vessel and nerve-filled “pulp” can become infected by oral bacteria. This can eventually result in the loss of the affected tooth. A root canal, however, can restore your smile and help you avoid tooth loss. During the procedure, your tooth is opened up, the damaged pulp is removed, and the tooth is capped to prevent further damage and decay.
Do I have
An infected Tooth?
If you think that your tooth may be infected or damaged, there are a few signs and symptoms you should look out for. A serious, prolonged toothache that lasts multiple days is one of the most common signs of an infected tooth. Radiating pain in the jaw and headaches may also occur. You may see swelling and redness around the tooth, and experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and pressure when chewing. If you notice one or more of these signs, see Dr. Luck right away for an oral exam.
What can I expect
From a root canal?
The process of root canal therapy is simple and minimally-invasive:
- First, Dr. Luck will clean your mouth and numb the tooth that will be treated.
- Damaged and decayed enamel will be removed from the tooth using specialized dental tools.
- Your tooth will be disinfected and filled with a rubbery substance called “gutta-percha.”
- A dental crown will be used to cover your tooth and protect its structure from further damage.
Schedule a Consultation
At Luck Family Dental Today!
Do you think you have an infected tooth or believe that one of your teeth may have been damaged after a recent accident or oral injury? If so, treatment with root canal therapy can preserve your tooth, eliminate pain and discomfort, and restore your smile. To get started at Luck Family, contact us at (803) 760 7860. You can also stop by our office at 342 Patricia Lane, Suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 29708 to schedule an appointment in person.