Root canal pain in 31401
Do you have a tooth that becomes painful when you eat something that is hot or cold, or when pressure is placed upon it? If so, you may have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp in its center. When this is the case, you will need to have root canal therapy to successfully treat and eliminate your root canal pain in 31401.
Whenever you have a toothache of any type, we urge you to contact us at Habersham Dental. Our dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Lawrence Schmitz, will be able to determine the exact cause of your tooth pain, and provide you with treatment for root canal pain in 31401, if necessary. During a root canal procedure, all infected or damaged pulp is removed from the interior of the tooth. The entire tooth and the root canal system are then thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent reinfection. Today, root canal treatments are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. The sooner a root canal is performed, the more likely it is to be successful. So it is wise to contact our office at the earliest sign of tooth pain. Patients are able to remain perfectly comfortable in our dentist’s chair while a root canal procedure is being performed. This is due to our use of state-of-the-art equipment, the use of modern dental techniques, as well as our use of modern dental anesthesia. After the root canal treatment is performed, you most likely will need to get a permanent porcelain crown to protect the tooth. However, this is not done until the dentist determines that it is time for the dental crown to be created, which is usually several weeks after treatment.
For an appointment to see our dentist for treatment of root canal pain in 31401, simply contact our office today.
Root canal pain in 31401
If you experience moderate to severe pain in a tooth or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold you are probably having root canal pain in 31401. Our doctors at Habersham Dental can diagnose the problem and if the cause is an infected nerve in the tooth they will perform an endodontic treatment, more commonly known as a root canal to fix the problem. Once a tooth’s roots have become infected if they go untreated the problem will only get worse and may lead to the infection spreading to the gums or to an abscess.
When a patient experiences root canal pain in 31401 it means that the soft inner core of the roots, the pulp, has become infected. The pulp is surrounded by a harder layer of dentin, which is further protected above the gum line by the tooth’s enamel and below the gum line by the cementum. A crack or chip in these outer layers can allow bacteria and debris into the pulp and infect it. Often the pulp is been infected because a larger area of decay has withered away the tooth’s enamel and dentin exposing the roots. Our doctors must remove the infected pulp before the infection gets worse. A root canal starts with our doctor numbing the tooth and the surrounding area and then drilling to remove any surface decay and to expose the tooth’s root system. Once the roots have been exposed our doctor will use miniature tools to remove all the pulp from the tooth’s roots. A mature tooth can survive without its pulp getting its nourishment from the surrounding tissue. Once the pulp has been completely removed the canals are sealed with a rubber-like material to prevent re-infection.
Our doctor will then place a porcelain crown on the tooth to both protect it and to form the new chewing surface. An endodontic treatment will save the tooth, restore its functionality and alleviate root canal pain in 31401. If you have any pain in your teeth let our doctors evaluate the problem.