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.