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A Guide to Root Canals from Specialists in Endodontics

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If the pulp or living center of your tooth is severely damaged, an affordable dentist can perform a root canal treatment to end your pain while allowing you to retain your natural tooth. Your tooth’s pulp and roots contain living tissues such as nerves and blood vessels. If these tissues become compromised or infected because of injury, tooth decay, gum disease, or failed restorations, pressure builds up inside the tooth, and you experience symptoms like pain and swelling. If you don’t address the underlying problem with your tooth’s pulp, serious consequences including bone infection and tooth loss may occur.

The Myth of Root Canal Pain

The myth of root canal pain is widespread but completely false. When modern anesthetic options are used, root canal treatment is no more painful than getting a standard filling. You should not feel any pain during the procedure. The primary goal of a root canal is to relieve pain.

See an Endodontist

Your general dentist may refer you to an endodontist for treatment when and if you need a root canal. An endodontist is a dentist who is specially trained to diagnose and treat problems involving the tooth’s pulp, and perform advanced root canal procedures.

The Steps of a Root Canal

  • You are given anesthesia injections so you will not feel any pain during treatment.
  • Your endodontist will place a dental dam to isolate the affected tooth.
  • A hole is drilled to allow access to the pulp and roots.
  • Diseased pulp is removed, and root canals are cleaned out and disinfected.
  • Your endodontist will shape the canals, so filling material can be inserted easily.
  • Rubber-like material is placed into the canals, and they are sealed to prevent re-infection.
  • The access hole is sealed.
  • The tooth is fitted for a permanent crown to protect it and restore function.

Specialists in Endodontics in Marietta

Locating the best experts in endodontics in Marietta may be as simple as asking your family dentist or looking through your local directory. Once you find a trusted provider, schedule an appointment, and let your endodontist help you keep a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Marietta, call Dental One Associates of Marietta today at (678) 831-2945 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Marietta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Marietta, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Marietta.

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