Root Canal Therapy in Alpharetta, Georgia
Every year, millions of teeth are repaired through root canal therapy. This procedure can help relieve pain and save teeth.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a procedure where the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is sealed in order to repair a decayed or infected tooth. This procedure is also known as endodontic treatment. Our dentists at Polish Dental Center Alpharetta, Dr. Richard Papp, Dr. Tiffany Jamison-Rand, or Dr. Ruby Truong, may recommend a root canal if decay or injury reaches deep into the tooth. By removing the damaged tooth tissue, we can prevent the need for an extraction and restore the health and function of your tooth. This prevents you from needing more extensive and invasive treatments.
Will it hurt?
Modern-day root canal therapy is often no more painful than having a filling replaced. Any swelling should be modest and can be treated with over-the-counter medications like Advil or Aleve. Typically, our patients can return to work / activity the following day.
What happens after the treatment?
After a root canal, a tooth can be susceptible to reinfection or accelerated decay. As a result, it is often advised that the repaired tooth be covered with a crown in order to prevent further infection or issues.