Patients in Marietta, GA ask, "Can you provide a solution for a dying tooth?"
Trauma or decay can lead to a tooth infection, which may be identified by a painful or throbbing toothache. The pain often prompts patients to seek the gentle care of Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley at 32 Dental in Kennesaw, GA. They are happy to explain the cause of tooth infections as well as treatment available.
Understanding the root cause of a tooth infection
The pulp chamber of the tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues. When the dental pulp dies, the body reacts with an inflammatory response. This can result in a painful toothache. Patients in Marietta and beyond often characterize the affected tooth as a "dying tooth." They may express their concerns, discuss their symptoms, and then ask, "Can you provide a solution?" Our team will gladly reply, "Yes."
Learning about the ideal solution to relieve pain
Typically, the ideal solution for a tooth infection is a root canal. Although root canals have developed a bad reputation over the years for being painful, the truth is they can relieve pain caused from toothaches. Thanks to advances in dentistry, sedation can provide the additional comfort needed during the procedure to ensure it is a comfortable and painless experience. We can provide sedatives such as nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" to ease anxiety. This sedative provides a moderate level of relaxation; however, patients are conscious and alert throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, allowing patients to drive home after the procedure.
As patients learn about our techniques to ensure comfortable treatments, they often want to learn more about root canals. We can explain. For the procedure, we will numb the tooth and surrounding areas, and when needed, administer another sedative. Then, we install a rubber dam to isolate the tooth. After accessing the pulp chamber, we will clean and disinfect the canal followed by placing a filling material to seal the canal and protect it from becoming infected. For additional tooth protection, we will place a porcelain crown on top of the tooth.
One of the primary benefits of root canal therapy is we can often save the natural tooth. Do you want to learn more about the benefits of root canals? We would love to highlight them during a consultation appointment. Call (770) 423-1132 to schedule yours today.
About Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.