The benefits of undergoing the root canal procedure with your skilled dentist in Kennesaw
Most people view the root canal procedure as one that is uncomfortable at best. Through the years, so many frightening stories about this treatment have been passed down that there are more misconceptions about root canal therapy than truths. In reality, this restorative procedure has several benefits, starting with the elimination of painful infection. Should you face the root canal procedure with your Kennesaw dentist, you can feel confident that dental technology has advanced to a point where this treatment can be stress-free.
At the very center of every tooth is the root canal and pulp chamber. In this small area, the pulp tissue, nerves, and blood vessels are contained. If a tooth has been extensively damaged, perhaps by an untreated cavity, bacteria will enter the pulp chamber, causing infection and persistent pain. In order to get rid of pain, the infection must be treated. The only way to do this is to remove the tissue, as well as the damaged portion of the tooth. The fact that infection lies in the root canal leads to the name of the procedure.
Root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia. Being completely numb in the area of the damaged tooth, patients feel nothing more than what they may feel when having a dental filling placed. The biggest difference between the two procedures is simply time in the chair. During this procedure, all infected tissue is removed and the inner portion of the tooth is cleaned and sterilized. In order to prevent further invasion of bacteria, the root canal is sealed, and the tooth is covered with a temporary crown until the permanent crown is made in our dental laboratory.
The primary benefit of root canal therapy is that the pain of infection ends. The treated tooth is healthier, and surrounding teeth are protected against the progression of infection. This tooth, covered with a crown, is restored to full strength and the smile looks and feels natural.
Your dentist in Kennesaw is skilled in performing gentle, effective root canals. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Breckley or Dr. Vo.
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.