Root Canal Therapy in Charlotte & Concord, NC

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Root Canals

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Root canal treatments take place when a tooth is weakened by decay or trauma, and the pulp inside becomes infected. While many people associate root canal therapy with pain, the truth is root canals help stop the pain caused by a deep infection. It is the solution not the cause.

After our dentist applies local anesthetic, he gently creates a small opening in the top of the tooth, cleans out the pulp, seals the tooth, and places a custom dental crown on top. The result is a healthier, more comfortable smile that helps prevent tooth extraction.

Gentle family dentistry at McNeely and Mallette Family Dental Group makes fixing your teeth easier and more comfortable than ever.

Please contact our team to learn more about root canal treatments in Charlotte, NC or Concord, NC.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Here are a few symptoms to look out for.

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A root canal has the power to save your natural tooth while eliminating pain and sensitivity. Keep an eye out for warning signs of deep tooth decay or infection (before it’s too late):

  • Unbearable toothache
  • Sudden tooth sensitivity
  • Darkening of tooth or gums
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Dental abscess
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The Root Canal Process

Is this procedure painful? How does it work? We have the answers.


The only way to determine if a root canal is necessary is by scheduling a consultation. Your local dentist in Charlotte, NC or Concord, NC examines the tooth and creates the best treatment plan.

Infected teeth don’t always come with noticeable symptoms, especially if the issue is diagnosed and treated early, but there are a few warning signs. If you’re experiencing mouth pain or sensitivity, please schedule an exam.


Many people dread the idea of root canal treatments due to their long history of being labeled scary or painful. Fortunately, advancements in dentistry make root canal treatments more comfortable than ever. They’re no more painful or scary than getting a cavity filled.

Our team begins your treatment by injecting a local anesthetic into the gums near the tooth so you’re completely numb during the procedure. We also offer a few dental sedation options, which help you stay calm and relieve anxiety during the procedure.


While it’s technically safe to eat right after a root canal, we recommend waiting until the numbness from the anesthetic completely wears off before eating. This helps avoid biting your tongue or the sides of your mouth.

After that, you should try to stick to soft foods for a few days and chew with the other side of your mouth if you can. Food and drinks like applesauce, cream of wheat, mashed potatoes, soup, scrambled eggs, smoothies, and milkshakes are all great options. Just make sure nothing is really hot or cold.

‘‘I have been a patient for six years now. I just love Dr. McNeely and his team! They are compassionate about their work and patients. Very friendly, straightforward, and always consider what you want first, then show you options, and proceed to do their best to please you. I admire this place of business because I feel like family!’’

- Katherine M.

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Charlotte/Harrisburg Location

9550 Rocky River Rd
Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28215

Phone: 704-496-9001

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Concord Location

9975 Poplar Tent Rd
Suite 100
Concord, NC 28027

Phone: 704-368-1700