Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment can save an infected tooth from specific extraction. It's a proven procedure that leaves your mouth healthy and strong and restores its natural appearance.

Quit Suffering So You Can Smile Again

The last thing we want is to see a patient in pain. If your teeth are hurting you, that means something is wrong. The sooner you get treated, the faster you can feel normal again.

Root canal procedures are an essential part of our restorative dentistry. During this process, we:

  • Remove decay from your tooth
  • Remove infected tissue from inside your tooth
  • Refill your tooth with a special substance
  • Cap your tooth with a filling and/or dental crown

By providing root canals in Peachtree Corners, GA, we can save your tooth and prevent infection from spreading to other parts of your mouth. A root canal treatment could be the key to protecting your smile.

Graphic showing the inner-nerves and roots of a tooth.
  • What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a procedure used to save a tooth when the nerves inside become inflamed. The dentist must remove the infected tissue to save the tooth and eliminate the pain. Once that is done, the infected area is cleaned out.

    Root Canal Symptoms

    A patient with an infected root canal will almost certainly recognize something wrong. They will usually be in severe pain and will notice the following symptoms:

    • Severe and intense toothaches that won’t go away
    • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
    • Swollen and tender lymph nodes
    • Recurring abscesses on the gums

    Generally, but not always, a crown must be placed after the root canal treatment is complete to protect the tooth from further damage.

  • How is root canal treatment performed?

    Root canal treatment begins with digital X-rays to assess the extent of the damage. The dentist carefully accesses the tooth’s inner structure and removes the infected material, leaving the tooth hollowed out. The area is then flushed with an antimicrobial liquid. Following this, the tooth is filled with a medicated substance to provide support and strength, aiding in the healing process. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the structure to protect the tooth from fractures and breakages.

  • How long does the pain from a root canal last?

    The pain from a root canal procedure is often less severe than many think. Dentists typically use an anesthetic during the procedure, so there is usually minimal discomfort. Some sensitivity and mild discomfort may occur as the area around the root canal heals, and the gums may become swollen or irritated during the procedure. However, this pain should decrease as the tooth heals. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on how to care for your treated tooth after the procedure.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about root canal treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Peachtree Corners Dentistry

4025 Wetherburn Way
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone

770-441-1414

Email Address

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