Root Canals

Revitalize Your Smile with Root Canal Care

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry excels in providing root canal treatments, meticulously performed by Dr. Kulhari and her team to preserve and enhance your oral health. This procedure effectively treats various dental issues, ensuring a pain-free, healthy, and lasting smile.

Why Root Canals?

Root canal treatment is essential when the tooth’s pulp, containing nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged. If left untreated, it can cause severe pain and lead to abscess formation or systemic infection. Moreover, a root canal helps save the natural tooth, maintaining the original bite force and sensation and preserving the natural appearance of the tooth. 

Symptoms Addressed by Root Canals

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal treats an infected or damaged tooth’s pulp, preventing severe pain, abscesses, or systemic infection. It saves the natural tooth, preserving its appearance, bite force, sensation, and prevents strain on neighboring teeth, maintaining overall dental health.

Who benefits from Root Canals?

Individuals needing to address issues like tooth infection, decay, or damage benefit from root canals. At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, Dr. Kulhari and her team specialize in performing root canals to save natural teeth, alleviating pain, and preventing further oral health complications, while ensuring the tooth remains functional and aesthetically fitting within your smile.

First three steps of Root Canal
Infected Tooth, Drilling into Tooth, Removal of Tooth Pulp
Last three steps of Root Canal
Pulp Filled, Tooth Filled, Tooth Sealed

Cary Patients Trust Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Family Focused

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry prioritizes family-oriented dental care, combining her professional expertise with a warm, understanding approach influenced by her own family values.

Years of Experience

With over a decade of experience in dentistry, Smile Mantra Family Dentistry focuses on continuous learning and advancement in dental practices.

Advanced Technology

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry continuously integrates advanced technology to stay relevant to their patients’ needs, enhancing diagnosis and treatment capabilities. Their state-of-the-art equipment ensures unparalleled patient care in the evolving field of dentistry.

The Root Canal Process

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

The process of root canal treatment at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry involves a systematic and gentle approach:

Examination and X-ray

Initially, Dr. Kulhari conducts a thorough examination, typically including an X-ray, to assess the extent of the tooth’s damage.


Before beginning the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to numb the area, ensuring patient comfort.

Pulp Removal

A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth, through which the infected pulp is carefully removed.

Cleaning and Shaping

After the pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, and the root canal is shaped to make space for the filling.


The root canal is filled with a biocompatible material and a temporary filling is placed to close the opening.


During a subsequent visit, the temporary filling is replaced with a permanent one, and a crown is placed over the tooth to restore its natural shape and function.

Preventing the Need for Root Canal Treatment

Maintaining good oral hygiene is the first step in preventing the need for root canal treatment. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups can help identify potential issues early.

Eating a healthy diet and avoiding excessive sugar consumption can prevent tooth decay, reducing the chance of pulp infection. Additionally, wearing a mouthguard during sports activities can protect your teeth from injury, another common cause of pulp damage.

Looking Ahead: Life After a Root Canal

A root canal can provide long-term relief from dental pain and protect your mouth’s overall health. With proper care, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment can last as long as your other natural teeth.

Additionally, the root canal treatment process has improved significantly over the years, becoming a relatively comfortable procedure that can usually be completed in one or two appointments.


Is a root canal procedure painful?

Root canal treatments today are typically no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. Anesthesia is used to numb the area, ensuring patient comfort throughout the procedure.


How long does a tooth last after a root canal?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last a lifetime, just like your natural teeth.


Can a root canal treatment fail?

While it’s rare, a root canal can fail if the tooth develops new decay, the treated tooth sustains a fracture, or the crown restoration was not placed soon after the root canal procedure. Regular dental check-ups can help catch these issues early.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity, don’t wait any longer – it’s time to consult with Dr. Kulhari at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina. Here, we prioritize your oral health and strive to provide an environment where you feel comfortable and well cared for. We understand that a root canal might sound daunting, but we’re committed to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the process. With state-of-the-art equipment and a highly skilled team, we provide treatment that is efficient, thorough, and tailored to your individual needs.

Tooth pain can significantly affect your quality of life, from eating and speaking to socializing and working. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Don’t let tooth pain hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Take control of your oral health and happiness by scheduling an appointment with us. Reach out at (919) 854-5524 and let us help you embark on a journey towards a pain-free, healthier smile.