At Auburn Hills Family Dentistry, we make ourselves available for urgent tooth problems. We prioritize emergencies and will provide the services needed to get you out of pain.
Root Canal Dentist in Dacula GA
When tooth decay becomes too severe for a filling, a root canal is generally the best option.
When a tooth starts to hurt, the cause is often an infection. Teeth become infected when decay begins to affect the pulp, which resides in the root of the tooth and contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue.
This pulp exists to help grow and nourish teeth, but it’s actually not necessary for teeth to survive once fully developed. Hence, when a root canal is performed, we remove this pulp, fill the space in the root, and then fix the structural problem that was caused by decay with a crown.
While there is always the option of pulling the tooth, a root canal is much better when possible because it preserves your natural tooth. This helps maintain the structure of your teeth, allows you to chew naturally and with full force, looks better, and helps protect your other teeth. A root canal is also a much more cost-effective option than removing the tooth and replacing it with either a bridge or an implant.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
Anytime you feel dental pain, you should come in for an exam. Oftentimes, the cause is an infected root, but not always. It’s important to note, as well, that an infected tooth might not always be causing pain. It will eventually, but you might not be aware of an infection immediately.
This is one of the reasons it’s so important to get regular checkups. The only way to confirm that a root is infected is by performing an X-Ray on your teeth.
If you’re in pain, concerned you might be dealing with an infection, or simply haven’t had an X-Ray for some time, don’t delay in coming in to get checked out.
The Dangers of Infected Teeth
While the primary concern for most of us is the pain that an infected tooth can cause, it’s important to be aware of the fact that infected teeth can cause other problems, as well, beyond the possibility of losing the tooth. When an infected tooth becomes severe, it can lead to an abscess, which is extremely painful. In addition, the infection in a tooth can spread to other parts of the body, including the blood, which can cause a number of serious problems, including hepatitis, cancer, and heart disease.
It’s important to note, as well, that the pain caused by an infection might not slowly progress but become severe overnight. If you wake up in the middle of the night with severe dental pain, it’s imperative that you reach out immediately.
The Root Canal Procedure
Like most dental procedures, one of the things that causes people to avoid them is because of the potential for pain. However, modern root canals are generally pain-free with the use of anesthetics.
If you suspect you might need a root canal, we’ll start by performing an examination, including an X-Ray to confirm that an infection is present in the pulp. If so, we’ll schedule an appointment to complete the root canal. The root canal process involves removing all of the decay, filling the root canal with a sealant, and then placing a temporary crown over the tooth. We’ll then create a model for your new tooth and have it sent to a lab for creation. Once it’s complete, you’ll come in for a follow-up appointment to place the crown.
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At Auburn Hills, Comfort Is Our #1 Priority
We understand the fear that can come with getting a root canal, but we also understand how important it is for your overall health and we go to lengths to ensure you experience as little discomfort as possible during the process. We also have the option to use nitrous to help with anxiety.