Are you worried that you may need a root canal? Are you afraid that it will hurt? No need to fear! Even if you do need root canals therapy, the team here at Mountain View Dental in Acworth, GA is dedicated to ensuring your complete comfort during the procedure. In fact, a root canals procedure will actually eliminate your pain, not cause it! If you need dental care, we are here to help. Let’s talk about the root canal procedure and how it can help you.
Signs You May Need A Root Canal
Root canals are needed when a dental infection occurs. This means that the interior of the tooth (the dental pulp) becomes inflamed and diseased. At this point, a root canal is necessary to save the tooth from eventual death and restore your comfort (because infections hurt!). Some signs that it may be time for a root canal are:
- Pain, especially when chewing
- Swollen gum tissue near the infected tooth
- A small, pimple-like bump near the infected tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
If any of these signs sound familiar, it is probably time that you see a dentist. And do so quickly. The sooner we are able to treat your infection, the better chance we will have of a successful procedure that will save your tooth, restore your health, and secure your tooth’s future health.
The Root Canal Procedure
The root canals procedure is actually fairly simple. First, we numb the area using a local anesthetic for your comfort. Then we access the interior of the tooth using specialized equipment called a rotary file. This instrument is flexible and rotates, allowing us to access to your dental pulp in the most comfortable way possible.
Once we have accessed the dental pulp, all of the infected tissue, including the connecting nerves, is removed. The now-empty cavity is filled with a substance called gutta percha. Gutta percha is putty-like and mimics the natural dental pulp. The tooth is then sealed from further infection and capped with a dental crown.
Ensuring Comfort During Your Procedure
To make sure you are 100 percent comfortable throughout your procedure, our office in Acworth, GA offer three different dental sedation options. If you are nervous about having your root canals, please take advantage of this offering! You can learn all about how we go the extra mile to maintain patient comfort by visiting our page on relieving dental anxiety.
Make An Appointment
Are you in pain? Do you need to schedule an appointment in Acworth, GA? Please contact our office directly to schedule a visit. We can be reached by dialing 770-429-8989 or by using our online contact form to send us an email message. Either way, we will be happy to help you find an appropriate date and time for your visit.
Relief is just a simple procedure away. We will be happy to help restore your comfort, improve your oral health, and help you return to your normal life!