Dental One Associates of Marietta
1275 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 10, Marietta, GA 30067
During root canal surgery, your dentist removes the infected soft tissue within your tooth’s pulp chamber and root canals. That infection can be caused by an injury, a crack in your tooth, or advanced decay that has allowed bacteria to reach your inner tooth. This type of infection can be painful, and treatment helps alleviate your pain while restoring your tooth.
If your tooth pulp is infected, your dentist will likely recommend dental root canal treatment to save the tooth. Sometimes the infection is symptom-free, but most often, you’ll experience some of the following symptoms:
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in surgeries like root canals. In many cases, routine root canals can be performed by a general dentist. Endodontists often handle more complicated root canals and cases where follow-up root canals are needed.
The procedure usually takes one to two hours from start to finish. The procedure involves these steps:
Your cost depends on many different issues, including:
Our dentists will provide you with a cost estimate after an evaluation of your tooth, so contact us now to schedule an appointment with our skilled providers.
Standard root canals are most often used to treat diseased molars, but they can effectively restore any type of tooth, including front teeth. If you’ve had an unsuccessful prior dental root canal, an apicoectomy can be performed to remove the tooth root tip. A pulpotomy may also be an alternative, allowing the dentist to remove the infected tooth pulp but leaving the tooth’s nerve endings in place.
Although people joke that root canals are painful, we’ll keep you comfortable during your treatment with the use of local anesthesia. If you’re suffering from tooth pain or other symptoms, don’t risk your health by delaying treatment. We can help relieve your pain with a root canal in Marietta. Call us now to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists.
Call our office at (678) 831-2945