When teeth are badly damaged, you might think that the only solution is to have it extracted. While this may have been commonplace decades ago, it’s far from the standard today. Instead, Dr. Her takes all the steps necessary to ensure the most successful and comfortable root canal therapy in Gainesville, GA, no matter how extensive your dental issue. During your appointment, we’ll go over the treatment in great detail so that you feel ready and confident to have your tooth restored. Call our dental office to schedule your next appointment!
Just because you have a toothache doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to get a root canal. This service is reserved for teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or infected to the point where they can’t be treated with just a filling or dental crown. Here are some of the more common symptoms that could indicate that you’re in need of a root canal to save your tooth:
If you’re dealing with one or more of these symptoms, let us know so we can get you started with an appointment as soon as possible.
The root canal process is fairly straightforward. It begins with a local anesthetic to numb the discomfort you may be feeling. Next, we will remove the pulp and any other infected structure from the teeth. Then, we will clean out the inner chamber of the tooth before sealing it. Often times, we’ll take impressions of the teeth and have a custom dental crown created for additional protection. We offer same-day crowns available via CEREC so you can walk out of the office with a restored smile.
Root canal therapy is a safe way to prevent oral health issues from occurring later on. Some of the benefits include: