Root canal in Sugar Hill
Root canals are procedures that allow us to save the tooth without having to extract it by cleaning out the diseased or decayed area. At North Gwinnett Dental Care, we can do your root canal in Sugar Hill right in our offices and without any need for major anesthetics. The process is quick, painless and easy. Root canals may be needed due to cavities or cracked teeth.
Cracked teeth can eventually break and cause tooth decay. Cracked teeth can happen in a number of ways and cause pain, possibly while chewing, biting or when the tooth is exposed to hot or cold temperature. Chewing causes the cracked pieces of the tooth to move and worse, it can begin to irritate the pulp inside, which can be extremely painful. When bite pressure is released, it may cause sharp pain. This back and forth movement and painful condition can cause the pulp inside to be damaged permanently, leading to infection and possible extraction. If the pulp becomes too damaged, we may require a root canal in Sugar Hill. The good news is that root canals are highly successful and help us save the tooth so that it doesn’t have to be pulled.
A root canal in Sugar Hill is a process in which we clean up the inside of the tooth and remove the infected pulp, saving the entire tooth from needing extraction. We remove, clean and finally seal the tooth with a cap or crown so that the open area is not exposed. The entire procedure is simple and involves only local anesthesia. Root canal success happens in more than 90% of patients. Other symptoms that pulp may be inflamed include sensitivity to heat, cold and percussion. Teeth may hurt, and swelling and throbbing can also be a symptom of the need for a root canal.
Sugar Hill root canal
Do you have a tooth that is painful when you eat something that is hot or cold, or when pressure is placed upon it? If so, you may have a tooth that needs to be treated with a root canal procedure. At our dental practice, North Gwinnett Dental Care, one of our dentists, Dr. Bridget Jorgensen or Dr. Perrice Murray, can determine whether or not you need to have a Sugar Hill root canal treatment, and provide it, if necessary.
When you come to our dental practice with tooth pain, our dentist will carefully assess your individual situation and determine whether or not your tooth has damaged or infected pulp in its center. If this is the case, you will need to have a Sugar Hill root canal procedure performed at our office in order to save the tooth. If a tooth is damaged in this manner, the only way it can be saved is with a root canal procedure; otherwise, the tooth will simply worsen in condition until it falls out on its own. However, this is not a good way to go, as you will remain in pain from your damaged tooth, and infection from your tooth can spread through your bloodstream to other parts of your body. The good news is that root canal procedures are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. And, with our state-of-the-art dental equipment, use of modern dental procedures, and excellent dental anesthesia, our patients remain perfectly comfortable in our dentist’s chair while they have their root canal treatment. During the root canal treatment, all infected or damaged pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The tooth and the root canal system are then thoroughly cleaned and sealed. At some point after the treatment, you will most likely need to have the tooth restored with a dental crown.
For an appointment to see our dentist regarding whether or not you will need to have a Sugar Hill root canal to save your tooth and alleviate tooth pain, contact us today.