When decay or infection reaches the interior of a tooth, it can cause intense pain and jeopardize the health of the tooth. When this occurs, often the only way to stop the pain and save the tooth is through root canal therapy. With general dentistry from Dental Care Acworth, we offer gentle and effective root canals to stop the pain of a severely infected tooth. Root canal therapy has received a poor reputation due to techniques used in the past to treat infected teeth. The therapy had been associated with severe pain. Root canals are a complicated procedure that often took several visits to complete, but that is no longer the case. Advancements in imaging and endodontic techniques have allowed for quicker, more effective root canals that can usually be performed in one visit. In most cases, the procedure causes no more discomfort than a cavity removal while putting an end to severe tooth pain.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth
Root canal therapy is used to remove diseased pulp from the root canals of infected teeth. The infection or decay inside the tooth can press on the nerve, causing pain and discomfort. Once the root canals are cleared of diseased material, repacked and sealed, the source of pain and infection is gone. After a few days of slight tenderness, the tooth will heal. With the addition of a dental crown, the tooth can last for decades to come. If you have a severe toothache or a damaged tooth, a root canal can remove any infection and stop the pain. Dental Care Acworth offers root canal therapy to save infected teeth. If you have anxiety when undergoing dental treatment, we offer sedation options for your root canal therapy. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a gentle root canal and pain relief.