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If you are suffering from a severe toothache, we understand that you need top-quality dental care as soon as possible. For gentle root canal treatment from your local root canal experts, call us today.
Under normal circumstances, the hard outer enamel of your tooth protects the soft inside which contains the pulp. The pulp contains the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The tooth's nerve is in the "legs" of a tooth. The root canals of a tooth travel from the tip of the tooth's root up into the pulp chamber. A deep cavity or injury to the enamel can allow bacteria to enter the pulp causing a painful infection. When this occurs, in most cases, a root canal treatment can cure the infection, relieve the pain and save the tooth.
A root canal treatment is a multi-step procedure that involves removing the infected tooth pulp and the nerve from a tooth and then sealing the tooth. The first step of a root canal treatment will be an X-ray to determine the extent of the infection. Next, you will receive local anesthesia (and any other anesthesia that is necessary). A rubber dam will be placed around the tooth in order to keep it dry during the procedure. We will drill an access hole in the top of the tooth and use dental tools to remove all of the damaged pulp tissue and the nerve. We will then seal the tooth. Within a short time, the tooth will be crowned to protect it from any future damage.
Most patients agree that a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. The great news is that this procedure will actually relieve your pain! If you are concerned, be sure to ask us about sedation dentistry options.
Root shows a 95 percent success rate! Most teeth that are preserved with root canal treatment can last a lifetime. Of course, to keep your teeth healthy, you will need to brush at least twice daily, floss every day, and visit our office for regular checkups every six months.
Each case is unique. The cost of your treatment will be based on your specific needs. If you have dental insurance, root canal treatment is probably covered - check with our knowledgeable team to make sure. Also, be sure to ask about our financing options.
If you require a root canal treatment, the experts at Advanced & Family Dentistry are here to help. We’ll do everything possible to restore the health of your tooth so that you can get back to life. Please call us at (770) 400-9160 to schedule your appointment.