Have you noticed any of the following symptoms?

  • Intense tooth pain, particularly when chewing or biting down
  • A lasting or persistent pimple on the nearby gums
  • Soreness and swelling in the surrounding gums
  • Increased, prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • A darkening or discoloration of the tooth

These symptoms may be signs of tooth infection. When the inner tissues of the tooth, called the dental pulp, become decayed and damaged, it may result in a serious infection. Without proper treatment, the tooth may die and require removal. Through root canal treatment, we are able to avoid the need for tooth extraction, prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your smile, and return the tooth to good health.

Root canal treatment involves removing the decay and infection from the tooth. After removing the damaged dental pulp, our dentist will carefully sanitize the tooth. We will then fill the tooth and place a dental restoration such as a dental crown to restore its shape and strength. In most cases, a root canal in Sylva, North Carolina, requires just one or two visits to our office. Dr. Laurin Cardwell and our team will make certain that your experience with us is as comfortable and stress free as possible; we are dedicated to providing you with a positive, pleasant visit each time you come to Cardwell Family Dentistry. For more information about root canal treatment and how we can improve your oral health, we invite you to call or visit us today.