Southeast Smiles
910 South College Rd
Wimington North Carolina 28403
Tel: 910-859-7529
Fax: 910-859-7525

A Little About Root Canals

Southeast Smiles provids fast and comfortable root canal treatments. Dr. Panchal and his professional and friendly staff have peformed numerous root canal dental procedures for our patients.

Root Canals are used when a tooth has become decayed and infected. A root canal procedure can save the tooth and avoid a painful tooth extraction.

Why Would I Need A Root Canal?

Extensive tooth decay is one of the leading causes of needing a root canal. This decay can cause the pulp in the center of your tooth to become infected. The infection spreads through the canals in the roots of your tooth causing serious pain and possible abscess at the bottom of the root inside your jaw bone.

A root canal is absolutely necessary when this level of infection has set in.

The Root Canal Procedure

The dental process of a root canals can be fast and comfortable thanks to the use of motorized rotary dental instruments and a local anesthetic. A rotary instrument is a hand held dental tool which allows us to clean and shape the canals faster than using traditional hand files. Dr. Panchal has performed many root canals and will give you competent and professional care.

It is important to choose an experienced and caring dentist for a root canal procedure. If this procedure is not done thoroughly and completely, the canals can become infected again at a later date. A proper root canal can salvage the tooth and keep it healthy for life.

How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

There are several symptoms to watch for that may indicate the need for Root Canal Therapy.

Some of these include:

  • A Lingering Toothache Of Moderate To Severe Intensity
  • A Toothache So Painful It Keeps You Up At Night
  • Swelling On The Outside Of Your Gum Which May Release Blood Or Pus
  • Pain In Your Tooth When You Chew Or Bite Down
  • A Spreading Of Pain In Your Jaw May Be An Infected Tooth Causing Pain Throughout Your Face

The best way to determine your need for a root canal is to come and see Dr. Panchal for x-rays and a comprehensive dental consultation.

Southeast Smiles Family Dentist