Should I See an Endodontist?
By Charlotte Dental Implant Center
July 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Endodontist  

An endodontist treats diseases involving the soft interior pulp of both front and back teeth. Specially trained in root canal therapy and endodontistdental implants, Dr. Ramesh Sunar at Charlotte Dental Implant Center restores smiles threatened by a dental abscess, oral injury, and tooth loss. If you need root canal therapy or superior tooth replacements, Dr. Sunar and his dedicated team can help.

What is root canal therapy?

While many dentists perform root canal therapy, endodontists, such as Dr. Ramesh Sunar in Charlotte, NC, have received additional years of specialized training in endodontics and implant dentistry. So, if you're experiencing the symptoms of a dental abscess, have a severely cracked or restored tooth, or worry about the longevity of a congenitally misshapen tooth, Dr. Sunar provides the services you need.

Specifically, root canal therapy heals the inflammation and infection caused by oral trauma or severe decay. The procedure itself is performed in-office with simple local anesthetic. Dr. Sunar removes the inflamed pulp (blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) from the tooth's central chamber and multiple root canals (narrow passageways inside the roots). Then, he seals the tooth with a biocompatible putty (gutta-percha) and protects it with a temporary crown. After the tooth has healed, he places a custom-made crown over it, preserving its looks and functionality for years to come.

The American Association of Endodontists states that these highly-trained dental specialists perform an average of 25 root canals a week. General dentists may perform that number on an annual basis. So, an endodontist, such as Dr. Sunar, has the experience and skill you want for a great result.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a superior tooth replacement. Its artificial root, made from bone-loving titanium, is inserted right into the jaw to support the substantial forces of chewing and biting. A metal post and porcelain crown extend the implant device above the gums once the site is fully healed and the implant integrated with the jaw bone (through osseointegration). Dental implants support bridgework and dentures, too, for great oral function and natural smile appearance.

As an endodontist, Dr. Sunar can carry out the entire dental implant process right at Charlotte Dental Implant Center in Charlotte, NC. His expertise includes sinus lift and bone grafting procedures which may be needed to provide a solid foundation for dental implants. In other words, Dr. Sunar and his team will meet all of your routine oral health needs and deliver advanced reconstructive, replacement, and restoration options. They're all in one place.

Do you need an endodontist?

Find out how Dr. Ramesh Sunar can help your smile. Call Charlotte Dental Implant Center today to book your one-on-one consultation in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 375-4252.