Root Canal

in Marietta, GA

Dentist Marietta

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to treat an infected or damaged tooth. It involves removing the infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canals are typically necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or damaged. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels, and it is responsible for providing nutrients to the tooth. An infected or damaged pulp can cause a variety of problems, including pain, swelling, and the potential spread of infection to other areas of the body. Root canals are usually done by an endodontist, a specialist in the treatment of the inside of the tooth. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the tooth, or general anesthesia, which puts you to sleep during the procedure.

What Happens After a Root Canal?

After a root canal, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity. Your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for the area to help ensure proper healing. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to help minimize any discomfort and to help prevent further infection. Your dentist will also discuss with you options for restoring the tooth after the root canal. In most cases, a crown or other type of permanent restoration will be placed on top of the tooth to protect it and restore its function. It is important to continue to practice good oral hygiene after a root canal to help prevent further infection and to maintain the health of the restored tooth. This includes brushing the teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to kill bacteria. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups to help ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

Root Canal at Cobb Dental Associates

Dentist Marietta

If you are experiencing symptoms of a tooth infection or are in need of a root canal, it is important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. At Cobb Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, our team of experienced dental professionals is here to help you get the care you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.