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.
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.