Root Canal Dentist Charlotte North Carolina NC
There are times however, when root canals become infected before we had the opportunity to prevent them. When this occurs, often times we can still avoid the need for a root canal procedure on the tooth.
Of course, in some cases a root canal is unavoidable and needs to be done if the tooth is not going to be extracted. If a patient decides to do a root canal in our Charlotte NC office, we then can perform a biological root canal with oxygen-ozone, a biocompatible sealer and a non-gutta percha filling material.
Basic tooth anatomy
This diagram shows an infected tooth and accessory canals.
The following show how complex accessory canals can be:
To compensate for accessory canals, I use oxygen-ozone gas to penetrate the accessory canals to help destroy the bacteria.