Learn the purpose and results of root canal treatment for Kennesaw, GA area patients
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
The team of 32 Dental in Kennesaw, GA is pleased to offer patients ways to enhance their smiles. As issues occur, we can provide the services necessary to bring the smile back to health. Many patients appreciate the results of root canal therapy, a treatment used to avoid extracting a damaged tooth. Examples of situations that may require root canal therapy include:
Damage or injury to the natural tooth structure and dental pulp
Infection or disease of the dental pulp
Deep cavities that have reached the pulp
If any of these issues arise, it is essential that patients get the treatment they need to maintain the health of their smiles. The purpose of root canal therapy is to save the natural tooth. Without root canal therapy, many patients are faced with extraction of their tooth, which then requires the replacement of these teeth with dentures, bridges, or dental implants. The added expense of tooth replacements deter many patients from having their tooth extracted and instead choose the advantages of root canal therapy.
What is root canal therapy?
Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is a procedure that is done to remove the dental pulp from inside of the tooth. The dental pulp is resides in the tooth and includes the nerves and blood supply. Without the dental pulp in place, the tooth is essentially deadened. This also treats the patient in terms of relieving pain and discomfort.
Once the dental pulp is removed by the dentist, the inner canals of the tooth are filled to protect it from bacteria entering the tooth and causing further infection. The canals are filled with a material known as gutta percha, and then the tooth is sealed with composite resin. In most situations, patients will also benefit from the placement of a dental crown, which is a porcelain restoration that covers the exposed areas of the tooth for strength and protection. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental can provide all these treatments under one roof without having to refer patients out to another provider.
The purpose and results of root canal treatment in Kennesaw, GA
Patients can save their natural tooth with root canal therapy and go about their life with their smile intact. It also avoids the need for replacements, which can be costly and require extra care, attention, and time. With root canal therapy, patients can avoid extraction and enjoy all their natural teeth for longer. It is the most desirable solution for most of our patients.
Are root canals painful?
When many patients hear of root canal therapy, they often think of pain and discomfort. Common myths have affected the way patients see certain dental procedures, and this can cause great anxiety. However, the procedure will relieve pain, not cause it. Additionally, when the procedure is being performed, patients are properly sedated and have local anesthetics at work to ensure they don’t feel a thing and are relaxed before and during their procedure. We provide after-care instructions for patients to follow to help them reduce their risk of discomfort and infection following treatment.
Discuss your treatment options with our team of professionals
At 32 Dental, we believe in providing patients with solutions for their smiles, including procedures such as root canal therapy. When problems arise, we are here to assist. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental work closely with patients to help them with their oral health care needs, especially when issues arise that may indicate the need for endodontic treatment. 32 Dental has two convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA – 600 Chastain Road, NW, Suite 422 and 1725 Dennis Kemp Lane, and their primary number to schedule an appointment at either office is (770) 423-1132. New patients are welcome!
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!