Infection can lead to the death of a tooth. When the tooth cannot be saved, it may need to be extracted. Fortunately, root canal treatment can save a natural tooth and restore health to the smile. Residents in Kennesaw often ask, "Is there a dentist near me who can save dying teeth?" They can find two dentists in their hometown at 32 Dental who have the training and expertise to perform safe root canal treatments and save natural teeth. Respected dentists Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley are on the side of conservative treatment, preserving the natural tooth and avoiding extractions whenever possible.
During root canal therapy, we can save natural teeth by removing the infection. After accessing the pulp chamber, we clean and disinfect the canals. Then we seal the canals. After the procedure, the teeth can be protected with dental crowns. These caps can restore function and health to smiles.
Patients can rest assured we provide treatments that are as comfortable as possible. In addition to numbing the affected teeth and surrounding areas before treatment, we can provide sedatives such as nitrous oxide. Also called "laughing gas," this sedative can provide a moderate level of relaxation. This means patients are awake and alert throughout the procedure. They may feel groggy but the effects wear off quickly after the procedure. Patients can count on driving home after their appointments.
At 32 Dental, we are advocates of patient education. We believe education empowers patients to make the right decisions regarding their health. It is our hope that tooth infections are prevented with good oral hygiene habits. These should include:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing before bedtime
- Using an antiseptic mouth rinse twice a day
- Maintaining dental check-ups at least twice a year
- Maintaining a diet rich with nutrients
- Exercising regularly
Do you want to learn about more ways to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy to avoid tooth infections? We would love to talk with you during a consultation appointment. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling our knowledgeable and friendly team at 770-423-1132 today.