Root Canal Treatment
We offer Root canal treatment for all teeth including molar root canal treatments in our office with the help of most advanced technologies such as CT scan. We also offer retreatment of previous root canals in selective cases. Call us today at 678-321-7575 to schedule an appointment.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment is a dental method that removes the damaged pulp from the interior of a tooth. The pulp could be the soft tissue that contains blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp removes, the tooth's interior is cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a material to stop further infection.
In many cases, a root canal dentist or endodontic will perform a root canal while you're under local anesthesia.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
The entire root canal is a dental measure in which the pulp or nerve tissue inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged. The process involves removing the damaged or infected tissue, cleaning the root canal system, and sealing it to prevent further infection.
Overall, a root canal procedure can take one or more appointments, depending on the severity of the infection and the complexity of the root canal system. Your dentist can provide more information about the procedure and what to expect.
Pain after Root Canal Treatment
It is common to experience discomfort and sensitivity after a root canal treatment as the affected tooth and surrounding tissues heal. This pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days. However, if the pain persists, you must consult your dentist for further evaluation.
Laser Root Canal Treatment
Laser root canal treatment is a minimally invasive dental procedure that can be performed with FDA-approved lasers. It uses laser technology to clean and disinfect the root canal system of a tooth, making it an effective alternative to traditional methods.
Root Canal Complications
While the procedure is generally effective and secure, some potential complications can occur but are relatively rare. Your dentist or endodontic will take steps to minimize the risk of complications and will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help prevent problems. If you experience any persistent pain or other symptoms after a root canal, it's essential to contact your dentist right away.
How Successful Is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is highly successful, with studies reporting success rates between 85% to 95%.