What is Root Canal Therapy?
If you have felt pain in your teeth or have troubles with hot or cold on a particular tooth, please reach out to the dental team of Atlanta Dentures. Our team is ready to help you get to the root cause of the problem, and sometimes that involves us performing root canal therapy. We will be happy to schedule you for an initial consultation to inspect the infected area and then explain why root canal therapy and procedures might be your an option for oral care. The process includes removing the infected area. Once complete, we will fill it and then place a cap on top of your natural tooth that is similarly colored to make it look like your smile. Give us a call as soon as you notice these issues, so we can swiftly deliver our expert advice and services.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
The dental team at Atlanta Dentures is the perfect team to visit if you have a question. We will set you up for an examination and x-rays to thoroughly inspect the tooth in question. From there, we will inform you of your options if an infection is found. Below are some of the symptoms to help you recognize an issue with your tooth that may require root canal therapy:
- Tender or swollen gums
- The tooth is painful even with a slight touch
- Feel that same pain when lying on your side
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold items
- Damaged or exposed tooth
- Throbbing pain in the teeth or gums
Reasons You Need Root Canal Therapy
Just because you are experiencing these issues does not necessarily mean you need a root canal. The main reason a root canal from Atlanta Dentures might be an option is from an infection down in the pulp of your tooth. It could also be that your tooth was fractured, decayed, or from a dead nerve within your tooth. If you leave a tooth in your smile with these types of issues, it can cause more pain, or other teeth to become infected. We understand the fear of coming into the office, but trust Atlanta Dentures to have a solution for you to bring down the anxiety and reduce pain during and after the procedure.
Atlanta Dentures’ Root Canal Procedure
Each patient will go through a unique experience when seeking dental assistance from Atlanta Dentures. We begin every service, though, with a thorough examination to get the best understanding of the oral issue. Once we decide that root canal therapy might be your best option, we will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Below is a guide of the typical process when you come in to receive a root canal for your infected tooth:
- We will start every procedure with an initial consultation and examination.
- Once the infection is identified, we will move forward with root canal therapy or refer you to an appropriate specialist.
- The procedure begins with a numbing agent or local anesthetic.
- Then, we move to removing the infected pulp in your tooth and then disinfecting the space.
- After that, we use a filling and then seal the tooth to prevent further infection.
- The next step will be to schedule another appointment to place a crown over the tooth for added protection.
- We have other restoration tactics we can use as well if needed.
Recovery After Root Canal Therapy
After we complete the procedure, you should be free to go home. Depending on the anesthetic used, you may need a ride home. It is a relatively safe procedure without much fuss once you leave the Atlanta Dentures office, but please do not hesitate to call if there is any complication. The sooner, the better so we can ensure there is no spread of the infection. The first week, you experience some swelling or pain, but this is common. Should it last longer, reach out right away for further assistance. After fully healed, you will be able to chew again with ease and no discomfort.
Root Canal VS Tooth Extraction
Receiving our root canal therapy procedures means we can help you save your natural tooth from retaining that winning smile. Leaving the infection to go unattended can lead to premature pulling or extraction of the tooth. By doing this, we can prevent the spread and loss of more teeth in your smile.
Reach Out to Atlanta Dentures Today for More Info
If you have further questions or wish to schedule a consultation, please give us a call. We are always accepting new patients and would love to add you and your family to our ever-expanding client list. Atlanta Dentures offers most dental procedures or can refer you to a dental specialist to retain your smile.
What Makes Us Different?
- Warm, Supportive Staff
- Anxiety-Free Procedures
- Brighter, Healthier Smiles
- Emergency Appointments
- Comfort Is Our Top Priority