Root Canal Treatment in Dacula, GA
While no patient wants to hear that they need a root canal, recognizing the many benefits of this treatment is important.
Root canal treatment can save a tooth that would otherwise require an extraction.
Painful root canal treatment is a thing of the past. Today’s instruments, anesthetic, and advanced techniques make comfortable root canal therapy possible.
Dr. Brian Kinsey and our entire team prioritize patient comfort and will ensure that you remain pain-free during your entire procedure, so you really have nothing to worry about.
Why Root Canal Treatment Becomes Necessary
An infection can develop anywhere in the body – even in your tooth. In some cases, explaining the cause is easy. Deep decay, periodontal disease, or an uneven bite can all contribute to developing an infection inside the tooth.
Other times, the cause is not clear. Either way, treating an infected tooth can add years – or even decades – onto the life of your tooth.
Some signs that you might need a root canal include:
- Swelling in the mouth, jaw, or face
- Pain with pressure or chewing
- Sensitivity, especially to hot foods or liquids
- A small lesion on the gums near the infected tooth
Time is of the essence when it comes to performing a root canal. Waiting too long may mean that the only option is to extract your tooth. We welcome you to call at the first sign of trouble, so Dr. Kinsey can have you feeling comfortable again.
Your Root Canal Procedure
When you first arrive at Kinsey Smiles, one of our assistants will take an x-ray of the area and present it to Dr. Kinsey to aid in the accurate diagnosis of your condition. If you need a root canal, Dr. Kinsey will begin by making sure your tooth is completely numb.
Dr. Kinsey stays on top of the latest developments in dentistry and uses modern rotary endodontic instruments for the best results. He will clean out the tooth with these small tools and then place medication to assist with the healing process.
To protect your tooth, Dr. Kinsey will seal it with a filling or crown. In most cases, a dental crown does a better job of protecting your tooth because it completely covers it and protects it while chewing.
After your procedure, you might feel a little sensitive for a few days. This is normal. You should feel improved each day until all residual discomfort disappears. Some patients opt for an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication in the first few days.
Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment
Root canals have a high success rate, but some patients want an alternative to root canal therapy. Extracting an infected tooth is always an option, but replacing it as soon as possible is important to the alignment of your teeth and your oral health. We offer dental implants as a reliable alternative that provide great long-term results for one or more missing teeth.
Comfortable Root Canal Treatment
Don’t let fear keep you from getting the dentistry you need. Dr. Kinsey provides comfortable root canal treatment and even offers sedation dentistry for patients who wish to enjoy deeper relaxation.
Contact our Dacula dental office to schedule an appointment or for questions about the many services we offer.