BYRD DENTAL GROUP

6740 Douglas Blvd A
Douglasville, GA 301352

Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

ROOT CANAL THERAPY DOUGLASVILLE

Root canal therapy refers to the cleansing and procedure of a severely infected or damaged tooth. The soft inside of the tooth comprising blood vessels and nerves is called the pulp. When a tooth has a significant cavity or crack, bacteria can permeate into the tooth. This can lead to the pulp eventually becoming infected and consequently dying. Left without remedy, the problem can cause swelling and pain in the mouth and jaw. In major cases, the tooth may need to be extracted.

Root Canal Symptoms

There are a variety of symptoms that could suggest the need for root canal therapy. The following problems could be sign that infection has spread the root of your tooth. Having said that, these are just a guideline. If you are experiencing any of these troubles, it important to arrange an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. The quicker you address potential dental problems, the better chance the dentist has of repairing your teeth.

Severe tooth pain
Sensitivity to cold and hot that lingers after exposure
Darkening of the tooth enamel
Swelling of the gums around the tooth
An abscess or large pimple near the tooth

What To Expect During A Root Canal

There is a popular belief that root canals are considerably painful. This leads to many people avoiding having them done, which can result in the infection becoming even worse in the tooth. If the infection gets too severe, the dentist may not have an alternative but to extract the tooth. The truth is the majority of dental patients say that a root canal is no more unpleasant than having dental fillings done. If the dentist proposes for you to have root canal therapy, make it a goal to have it done as quickly as possible.

The first step of root canal treatment is making the patient relaxed. This is attained through the use of local anesthetic. Comparable to dental fillings, the dentist will begin by spreading a numbing gel to the gums. As soon as the gel has time to take effect, anesthetic is injected into the gums to obstruct pain receptors. Be sure to alert your dentist if you start to feel discomfort in the course of the procedure.

Next, the pulpectomy is carried out. The dentist will create an opening in the tooth at the crown to acquire access to the inside of the tooth. Through this opening, she will extract the infected pulp from the tooth. Once removed, special files are used to clear out and expand the canals in preparation to be filled. Once the tooth is prepared for filling, the inside of the tooth will be cleaned and disinfected.

The roots and tooth cavity will be filled with either temporary or long-term filler. Temporary filler is utilized to let the swelling in the tissue go down, and remains in place close to a week. Teeth that are given temporary filler are often wrapped with a cap up until the follow up to fill it permanently. Once the permanent filler is set, the tooth will be sealed off.
Post Treatment Care

Root canal treatment is greatly effective after the tooth is repaired properly. Your dentist may arrange a follow up appointment a couple of weeks after the treatment to check the recovery process. It is crucial that the patient practice excellent oral health following the procedure. Cleaning your teeth and flossing daily are the best way to manage a healthy mouth at home. Make sure to keep your standard dental appointments, as your dentist can use that time to follow up on the treated teeth.

BYRD DENTAL GROUP

6740 Douglas Blvd A
Douglasville, GA 30135

(770) 949-5600

HOURS

Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

LOCATION

We are located off of I-20 West in between Chapel Hill Rd and Bill Arp Rd. We are near the Arbor Place Mall on Douglas Blvd.

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