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Endodontics – Saving Teeth Through Root Canal Treatment

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If your tooth is diseased or damaged, extraction isn’t your only affordable dental care solution. Root canal therapy can end your pain and save your natural tooth. The center of your tooth is called its pulp. Pulp contains nerve tissues and blood vessels that helped nourish the tooth as it developed. If it becomes damaged through injury or infection, the pulp can safely be removed without destroying the tooth’s structure and stability. A root canal removes and replaces the pulp and the material inside the tooth roots. Dentists who specialize in root canal treatments are called endodontists.

Reasons for a Root Canal 



If a tooth’s pulp is badly damaged, a root canal is needed. This damage could be from infection arising from untreated cavities or an injury to the pulp caused by trauma, fracture, or previous restorations. Neglecting to have a root canal treatment may eventually require extraction of the tooth. Once a root canal is performed and a crown is placed, the tooth will probably remain stable throughout the rest of your life.

Treatment Procedure

You will first receive an injection of a local anesthetic. You may also receive sedation to help you relax. Your dentist or endodontist will make a hole in your tooth to access and remove the diseased pulp. He or she will then measure the tooth’s root canals with the help of an x-ray or a device called an apex locator. Next, your dentist will remove all tissues from inside the root canals, disinfect the canals with antiseptic, and fill them with a flexible material. After the procedure, your tooth may be sensitive for a few days, but once you’re healed, you will no longer suffer pain in the tooth. Each patient is different, but many root canals can be accomplished in one visit. Complicated cases and the presence of infection may require more work and time. Once the tooth roots are treated, a separate appointment to place the crown is usually required.

Root Canal Pain

While many people believe that root canals are painful, root canal pain is a myth. After receiving an anesthetic, you should feel no pain at all during your root canal treatment. With timely, affordable dental care from a skilled dentist or specialist in endodontics in Kennesaw, you can enjoy a pain-free mouth again.

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