A root canal is a restorative dental treatment done when decay or infection is present inside a tooth. A dentist with an endodontic specialty can perform the procedure in the dentist’s office as an out patient procedure. For years, if there was infection or decay inside a tooth the only option was extracting the tooth from the mouth. However, thanks to advancements in dentistry and the understanding that missing teeth cause their own issues, infected teeth are now able to be treated so that they can be saved. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Suwanee, Dr. Mitul Patel is pleased to offer root canal treatment to patients who need this restorative dental procedure.
The procedure of a root canal is a rather simple one. The surrounding gums of the infected tooth will be numbed with a special substance and then a local anesthetic will be injected to completely numb the teeth, gums, tongue and skin. A small hole will be drilled into the infected tooth, and the dentist will remove the pulp from the tooth and will fill the cleaned cavity with medicines and the root canal filling. After a root canal, a permanent crown is often needed to fully restore the tooth to its proper function and appearance.
There is no need to fear having a root canal done at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care. Dr. Patel is committed to providing patients with a painless procedure – ensuring patients’ comfort before, during, and after the procedure. If you are experiencing any type of discomfort from hot or cold foods or beverages, tooth discoloration, swelling of the gums, or an abscess at the gum line please contact Family & Cosmetic Dental Care today. The sooner treatment is performed the better success rate there is of removing the infection before it begins to spread.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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