Aesthetic Oral Health

3608 Shannon Rd, #205, Durham, NC 27707

(919) 586-8013

dentist in Durham

Root Canal in Durham

Root Canals

Why do I need one?

Durham Root CanalThe pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.

Office Hours

Monday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only


Office Info

3608 Shannon Rd, #205
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 586-8013