The Root Canal Process at West Georgia Family Dentistry
In the past, badly infected teeth were removed or extracted. Today a majority of these teeth can be salvaged by a special dental procedure called root canal therapy. Millions of root canals are performed annually around the globe. At West Georgia Family Dentistry we want to save your smile and spare you pain with a root canal. Root canal therapy is a great way to save a painful tooth.
Why a Root Canal
We perform root canals when a tooth has sustained irreversible damage to the nerve and blood vessel. This is often due to a deep cavity or mouth injury that’s developed a severe infection accompanied by an abcess, which is very painful.
Modern root canals are now similar to a routine cavity filling and can usually be completed within 1-2 appointments. It all depends on the condition of your tooth. It’s a relatively painless and effective procedure. It’s always best to preserve the natural tooth when possible. Root canal therapy should be your first choice.
Patients need a root canal due to specific injuries, a deep cavity, broken or cracked tooth, or even for sensitive teeth. Here are the signs of potentially needing a root canal:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Gum pimples
- Lingering temperature sensitivity
- Gums that are swollen and/or tender
- Tooth decay or darkening
- A chipped or cracked tooth
Extracting a tooth may seem easier and more cost effective, however your teeth will shift to fill up that empty space. Misaligned teeth hamper chewing ability and ruin your smile. Replacement of missing teeth with implants or bridges can be quite costly.
Get An Expert, Affordable Root Canal in Douglasville
We are a caring, friendly team of dental professionals committed to providing a comfortable dental experience. At West Georgia Family Dentistry, you are important to us. Knowing each individual well helps us develop a personal, customized treatment plan for each member of your family.
We take time to talk and answer questions. We explain procedures, what they will do for your smile and how much it will cost. We take the time to be gentle. Our friendly staff and relaxing environment will put you at ease.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (770) 949-1680 or go online and fill out our contact form. We look forward to helping you love your smile.