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Suwanee Root Canals

Woman holding cheek in painWe know, root canal therapy doesn’t exactly have the best reputation in dentistry, but the team at Dentistry at Suwanee is here to let you know that is largely based on bad information! Root canal therapy is actually one of the best tools we have to relieve severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. When a patient is experiencing the most severe kind of dental pain, a root canal can often be the answer. If you have a toothache that just won’t go away, we know how to help, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is a Root Canal?

X-ray of tooth during root canal treatment

The teeth actually have multiple layers, with the innermost one being the dental pulp, which consists of various blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. When the pulp in a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to decay or injury, it can create the mother of all toothaches. A root canal is how we can remove this tissue and eliminate the associated discomfort.

The pain associated with a root canal typically stems from the initial infection itself and not the actual procedure, hence the confusion. When performed by an expert dentist like the ones found at Dentistry at Suwanee, a root canal is nothing to fear.

How does a Root Canal Work?

Animation of the inside of a tooth

When you come in to get a root canal, it will consist of a few basic steps:

Thanks to modern dentistry techniques, getting a root canal is now no more painful than receiving a small filling.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Woman looking at her dental x-rays

If you are experiencing extreme dental pain, pain when you bite down, or sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, you may very well need a root canal. The only way to get the relief you need is to come see us, and we’ll quickly figure out the best solution to your problem.

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