Root canal therapy, commonly referred to as a root canal, is a specialized dental procedure designed to save your tooth from infection, injury and extraction. Root canal treatment is typically recommended when the dental pulp, or innermost nerves and tissues of the tooth, become infected or damaged. Such situations often arise as a result of injuries or deep decay that reaches past the outer enamel layer. If left untreated, this infection and deterioration can lead to the death of the tooth, ultimately leading to its removal. However, root canal therapy can come to the rescue, restoring the tooth’s health and eliminating the need for extraction.
Our dentist will perform this procedure by meticulously removing the infected and injured tissues within the tooth. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and filled with a medicated material to prevent reinfection and aid in the healing process. To complete the treatment, your tooth is capped with a dental crown, ensuring it regains its original form and structural integrity. Most root canal treatments are accomplished comfortably in just one or two visits to our office.
Although root canal treatments have a reputation for being painful, modern dental advancements in treatment techniques, tools and anesthesia have resulted in more precise, effective and comfortable care. Our dedicated dentist and team strive to ensure the most pleasant and pain-free experience possible during your visits to Gentle Smiles Dental.
To find out more about root canal therapy in Atlanta, Georgia, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Shelly Mixson, we invite you to reach out to us today at 770-455-6602.