Root Canal Specialist in Roswell GA
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. Save a badly damaged or infected tooth by getting root canal treatment at Inspire Dental. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at Sun Valley Smiles 555 Sun Valley Dr, C#3 Roswell GA 30076.
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Root canal procedures are a dental treatment completed at a dental office by a dentist by removing the soft center of the tooth, which is known as the pulp. The pulp is created with nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels that help the tooth to grow.
A root canal is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain, but may feel pressure on the area in which it is being worked on. A general dentist, as well as an endodontist, has the qualifications and experience to perform a root canal procedure.
A root canal treatment may need to be completed if the soft inner part of the tooth, which is medically known as the pulp, has become injured, inflamed, or infected.
The crown of the tooth, which is the area in which you can see above your gums, can remain intact even If the pulp is considered dead. Removing this injured or infected pulp is the best way to help preserve the structure of the tooth.
A few common causes as to why the pulp may have become damaged include:
• Deep decay to a cavity that has gone untreated
• Multiple dental treatments on the same tooth
• Chip or crack in the tooth that has not been treated
• Injury to the tooth
• Pain in your tooth
• Sensation of heat within your gums
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is best to get checked out by an experienced dentist, like ours at Inspire Dental of Atlanta. Our knowledgeable dentists will be able to examine the tooth that is causing you issues and take X-rays to confirm the diagnosis. If it is severe, they may refer you to an endodontist.
Persistent pain is one of the first signs you may need a root canal, the pain may be consistent or it may come and go, but it always returns. With tooth pain however, it may be another issue besides needing a root canal like:
• Gum disease
• Pain from a sinus infection
• Damaged filling
• Impacted tooth that has become infected
Another symptom is sensitivity to hot and cold items which can often cause sharp or dull pain. Tooth discoloration can occur when the pulp of your tooth is breaking down damaging the roots and giving the tooth a grayish-black appearance. Swollen gums is another factor, as the swelling occurs near the area that is having issues, and can feel tender to the touch.
There are more common signs than anything like pain, swelling or the sensation of heat in your gums, but it would be best to go in once every 6 to 12 months for a check-up and cleaning. Here your dentist and the dental staff will take note of anything that may need to be watched over the next few months, and take X-rays to keep on file. This is the best indicator that you have a root canal than just going off of a few common symptoms that may or may not indicate you may need a root canal.
Inspire Dental of Atlanta offers a wide variety of dental services for the entire family. To make an appointment with Inspire Dental, you can give us a call to schedule your appointment, or simply make an appointment request online through our appointments page. We have convenient locations to serve you in Roswell GA, and Sandy Springs GA.
Please note when requesting a time throughout appointments page, that the time you request is not guaranteed until we contact you to confirm. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call! We can’t wait to hear from you! We serve patients in Roswell GA, Sandy Springs GA. Crabapple GA, Johns Creek GA, Big Creek GA, Milton GA, Noonday GA, East Cobb GA, Peachtree Corners GA, Applewood GA, Powers Park GA, Woodmere GA, Brookhaven GA, and Embry Hills GA.