When root canal therapy is needed to save your teeth, you can trust a dentist near Acworth, GA
The pain of a toothache can be unbearable. Sadly, many people confuse the pain of a toothache with its treatment and avoid root canal therapy even when it is needed. In Acworth, GA, you can rest assured that dentists at 32 Dental know how to treat an infection of your root canals to relieve your pain.
How does root canal therapy work?
Root canal therapy is a treatment for an infection of the dental pulp within the root canals of a tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it must be removed to stop the pain and save the tooth from decay. Root canal therapy accomplishes this by using special instruments to remove the pulp from within the tooth. Before this is done, your dentist will be sure to numb the area with a local anesthetic so that you won't feel any pain during the procedure. Once the infected tissue has been cleared from the tooth, the root canals will be filled and sealed to prevent further infection.
What happens after a root canal?
After root canal treatment, your tooth will be saved but weakened, so extra protection is necessary. You can choose to either have your tooth protected by tooth-colored fillings or by a dental crown that will cover the entire tooth. At 32 Dental, we usually suggest that patients choose a dental crown since our crowns are durable and offer better protection for your tooth. Fillings can still be used to stop any cavities that are present in the tooth to help keep it from further decay, but a crown can strengthen the tooth.
Don't wait until you're in severe pain to seek treatment. When you suspect that you may have an infection in one of your teeth, visit our office near Acworth, GA as soon as possible to find out if root canal therapy is needed to save your tooth. By treating the infection early, we can protect you from the pain becoming worse.