Dr. Michael Michelakis and Dr. Aaron Ward both have a special interest in root canal therapies and have immense experience in the treatment of infected or damaged tooth roots. Dr. Michelakis and Dr. Ward are also adept and skilled professionals. So, together, our dentists provide patients with both an exceptional dental experience and root canal therapy in Shallotte, North Carolina. To learn more about the unique service and care that we can provide to you at Carolina Coast Family Dentistry, we encourage you to reach out to our team at 910-754-4507.

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentists, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.