Root canals treat problems affecting the sensitive pulp tissue inside the tooth. This area within your tooth is highly sensitive to internal conditions and diseases. Dr. Paige is a certified root canal specialist in Atlanta who delivers the most effective and precise treatments.
Do I need a Root Canal?
If the pulp tissue in your tooth is infected, inflammation resulting in severe pain can occur. The central nerve area contains a number of blood vessels that react highly to infections. When a problem exists, pain is a notable symptom. The infection lasts far longer than the pain, this means you must find proper care or you may risk your overall health.
How is a root canal performed?
An exam will be performed to evaluate if a root canal can be effective. Through this procedure, additional problems can be detected. The teeth are treated with anesthetic material and a small incision is formed. The pulp will be visible and infections can be treated.
Dead pulp tissue will be extracted from the tooth with small sized instruments. The chamber and canals are cleaned using antibiotic rinsing materials. The incision hole is then re-sealed with the application of dental fillings. Higher tooth sensitivity may be experienced for a temporary period following a root canal.
If you experience small instances of pain or discomfort, you can use over-the-counter pain medications to treat them. You can add additional protection to the treated tooth by wearing a porcelain crown.