What is Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal is a highly technical treatment of the soft tissue within the tooth known as the pulp.
When a tooth becomes severely decayed, the pulp becomes exposed and prone to infection. In a root canal procedure, it is the specialized work to remove the infected tissue surrounding the roots and seal it off to prevent further infection. This sets the stage to restoring health and saving the tooth.
It is always our goal to save a natural tooth. If the health of the root portion of the tooth can be preserved and restored to health, then we can fit a custom made dental crown over the damaged tooth, or do a filling, to return the tooth to normal function.
Dr. Ann has the expertise to perform root canal treatments to the highest degree of excellence, and has over 20 years experience performing this advanced procedure.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy eliminates the severe toothache pain caused by decay.
Preserves Natural Teeth
By saving the tooth, root canal therapy helps maintain your natural smile and oral function.
Removing the infected pulp stops the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is necessary, when typically through decay, the soft inner portion of the tooth is exposed. This often leads to infection and causes pain when you bite down, and causes irritated, painful, and swollen gums.
A root canal treatment requires two visits to the dentist. In the first treatment, the highly complex root portion of the tooth is cleaned to remove infected tissue.
In the follow up treatment, the affected area is carefully inspected to be sure that the infection is completely gone. This sets the stage to receive either a dental crown or a filling to fully repair the damaged tooth.
Can I Afford a Root Canal?
If you require a root canal, and don’t get it done, the result will be serious. Infection will cause severe pain, will degrade the surrounding gums, and weaken nearby otherwise healthy teeth.
Left to further degrade, the infected tooth will then have to be extracted. To later restore oral health will then require expensive procedures like a dental implant, or a dental bridge.
It is worth it to get a root canal early to save your real tooth. If you are concerned about cost, we work closely with a finance company called Care Credit. By utilizing Care Credit, you are able to spread out payments over 6-18 months at 0% interest. If this sounds like a good option for you, simply apply below, and get approved in three minutes.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
The nature of probing into the inner tooth brings the dentist in contact with highly sensitive areas of the tooth. Rest assured that the procedure does not have to be painful.
We manage the pain effectively so you will not feel the procedure. We utilize a combination of sedatives, and an injection that fully numbs the entire site. Furthermore, we utilize laughing gas to enhance your relaxation, so anxiety is minimized. This combination ensures the patient will be free of pain, and totally comfortable.
We can also turn to full sedation. Sedation dentistry utilizes a sedative that puts the patient in a sleep-like state. While fully asleep, the patient remembers nothing, and feels no pain.
If you feel like sedation dentistry is right for you, don’t hesitate to talk about it with Dr. Ann. We welcome any method of pain management that keeps you comfortable and makes you confident to receive the proper dental treatments.
Root Canal Specialist in Cumming GA
Receiving root canal treatment doesn’t have to be a scary experience when you’re confident you are in skilled hands that will help you to manage pain effectively.
After receiving the root canal treatment, you’ll be happy that you saved your real tooth, and will be on your way to restoring full function of your tooth.
We invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Ann, to receive the best dental care in Cumming, GA. Because of Dr. Ann’s renowned expertise, we have patients that drive from all the surrounding communities to receive her superior dental care.
Don’t delay receiving advanced dental care. Make your appointment today to treat a serious dental issue as early as possible.
No Insurance? No Problem!
We want to provide you the highest level of dental care, and you deserve it. We strive to make receiving dental treatments affordable. We work closely with a finance company called Care Credit. By using Care Credit, you can stretch out payments for 6-18 months, and it is available at 0% interest! If you are interested, simply fill out the easy online application, and find out in 3 minutes if you qualify.