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Charlotte NC Dentist North Carolina

 Root Canal Dentist Charlotte North Carolina NC 

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As my Charlotte NC area patients know, I do everything possible to avoid root canal therapy . The best way to avoid root canal therapy is to prevent root canal infections in the first place.

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.

Root canal anatomy can compromise the immediate or long term success of root canal therapy. The three main concerns about root canal anatomy are root canal shape,dentinal tubules and accesory canals


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.