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By Dentistry at Camp Creek
March 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canals  

Tooth pain is miserable. Find out how a root canal can help!

Are you dealing with tooth pain? If so, this dental emergency needs to be taken care of right away. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to Root Canal treat it from the comfort of your own home, but one of our South Atlanta dentists Dr. Travon Holt or Dr. Tarem Eric Hendricks will be able to examine your smile and determine the best course of action.

Why do I need a root canal? Isn’t it painful?

Many times, dental pain is due to either damage to the tooth or an infection. If an infection, decay or trauma has affected the dental pulp (the inside part of the tooth) then your general dentist in South Atlanta will recommend a root canal.

If you’ve heard about root canals, chances are you’ve heard some horror stories. But we are here to tell you that a root canal is not as scary as it seems. In fact, it’s really no more complicated than having a tooth filled.

And if that still isn’t comforting enough, know that most people coming in for root canal treatment are already dealing with rather intense or persistent dental pain. When the pain has become this bad the only way to get the relief you need is to get a root canal. But you’ll be happy to hear that many patients experience instant pain relief after their procedure. The purpose of a root canal is not to cause pain but eliminate it.

Plus, a root canal is performed under local anesthesia so your mouth will be numb throughout your procedure. This means you can sit back in the dentist’s chair and comfortably let your South Atlanta restorative dentist treat your tooth and preserve your healthy smile.

What happens during a root canal?

A root canal is performed to remove an inflamed or infected dental pulp. Since the pulp is nestled inside the tooth, we will need to drill through the hard enamel layers to reach it. Once inside we can remove diseased tissue and clean out the infection (if the cause of your pain is an infection). Once the tooth is disinfected we will start sealing up the space so that nothing can reinfect it. After treatment, a dental crown will most often need to be placed over the tooth to restore function and strength back into the weakened tooth.

If you are experiencing dental pain this is not something to ignore. Call our South Atlanta dental experts at Dentistry at Camp Creek to schedule your emergency visit.