Parkway Dental : Root Canal in Snellville, GA
When people hear the word “root canal,” they automatically associate it with pain and discomfort. While pain and discomfort can often be a symptom that a root canal is needed, the therapy itself does not create additional pain. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to eliminate your pain and help you feel better once more! Let’s talk about why you might need a root canal and how the process works if you do.
Reasons You May Need A Root Canal
Root canal therapy is designed to eliminate infection within a tooth and eliminate the tooth’s ability to feel pain. It is a common procedure and helps patients who are suffering from tooth pain to feel better. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you may need a root canal. Please contact our office to schedule an examination as soon as possible.
Let us help eliminate your pain. Call our office today if you are dealing with any of these symptoms. We want to help you feel better so that you can get back to your life.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?Read Transcript
If that infection, that fracture, or that decay has gotten into there, that's when you're going to need to have a root canal done. In this day and age, with the technology and advancements that we have, in most cases, that is done almost painlessly. We get the patient comfortably numb, we open an access to that tooth, we clean out the infected area, initially with some small hand files, and then by a rotary file. We irrigate and sterilize the inside of the tooth, and then put a filling material into the root surface, called a gutta-percha, which is like a rubber substance. That's cemented into place. Once that area dries, we come back and we put a cap or a crown, as we discussed earlier, on top of that, which is going to protect that tooth.
The main reason it's really important, there's some instances where we may not recommend a crown, but in almost all instances, we will. Once the tooth has had a root canal done and there's no blood supply to that tooth, it's much more prone to fracturing. Real important that we make sure we cover that tooth afterwards. Unfortunately, your patients sometimes say that, 'I had a root canal and it didn't work.' In most cases, when that has happened, it's because they didn't finish the entire treatment. We look at a root canal as a three-step process: the root canal, the buildup, and then that protective cap that goes on top.
Root canal therapy is designed to be a simple, pain-free procedure to help eliminate discomfort caused by infection. We use topical and local anesthetics to numb the tooth and connected nerve before beginning the procedure. We also offer sedation dentistry to those who need a little extra help feeling at ease. The two types we offer are laughing gas and oral conscious sedation. Learn more about how we can provide you with pain-free, stress-free dentistry here.
High-Quality Rotary and Ultrasonic Technology
Many people fear root canals, but it’s actually a fairly simple process. With the latest techniques and technology, root canals are quick, painless procedures that can help you feel better quickly. Let’s talk about what a root canal procedure entails and how we can help eliminate your pain and restore your smile.
The first step in the process is to administer the local anesthetic and, if necessary, sedation medication. Once you are comfortable, we will create a small hole in the tooth we are restoring. To do this, we use a tiny file. The file we use, called the Vortex Blue rotary file, is designed to penetrate the enamel of the tooth and also be flexible enough to follow the curvatures of the root canal.
We will then remove all of the infected tissue inside of your tooth. We use ultrasonic technology to disinfect the root canal. Our ultrasonic tools create small vibrations that help to remove infected pulp. This allows us to streamline the process of cleaning and sealing the tooth.
Once we are finished cleaning and sealing the tooth, the cavity is filled with a latex material called gutta-percha. This sealing and filling helps to prevent any further infection. We then cap the tooth with a beautiful new crown.
After the procedure is complete, you will no longer be able to feel any pain in that tooth. Root canals are a simple procedure that allow you to go home with a restored, pain-free smile.
Make An Appointment
If you are experiencing signs that you may need a root canal in Snellville, GA, please contact our office as soon as possible to set up an examination. We want to eliminate your pain and help you feel great again. You can call our office at (770) 676-1122 or send us a message using our online form. To use the form, just fill it out, click submit, and a member of our team will get back with you as soon as possible. Let us help you with our root canal therapy to get the care you need so you can get back to your normal life.
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