Root Canals in Alpharetta, GA
Save Your Smile with Root Canals
Do you suffer from constant toothache or swelling and bleeding gums? Is your tooth discolored and sensitive to temperature? You may have a diseased or infected tooth or a damaged pulp. The pulp lies inside of the tooth. It contains the inner nerves and blood vessels of the tooth, and when it is damaged, it can become quite painful.
Root canals treatment can save the tooth from falling out or requiring extraction, in addition to saving you from daily pain or discomfort!
What is a root canal?
While the pulp is necessary for a young tooth to grow during development, fully developed adult teeth are able to live on without the pulp. To reduce associated discomfort or cosmetic concerns, the damaged tissues, nerves, and blood vessels that make up the pulp are fully removed, and the narrow underlying channels are cleaned of any debris or traces of infection.
This process helps prevent further decay or damage of that tooth and surrounding teeth, helping restore and save your tooth to avoid extraction.
Your root canal procedure at North Atlanta Smiles
You may have heard that is is painful or difficult to treat a damaged pulp with a root canal. On the contrary, a root canal is not much different from getting a routine filling.
Dr. Gurley will work hard to give you a comfortable and easy root canal experience—and he will use great care to avoid any additional damage or trauma to the surrounding areas.
After anesthetizing the tooth and surrounding area, Dr. Gurley will carefully remove the pulp and clean away the infected tissues. The tooth will then be sealed and filled to ensure you don’t develop a cavity or infection or experience further discomfort.
After a root canal, you will enjoy the following benefits:
- Normal bite force and chewing
- A natural, attractive appearance
- Protection for other teeth from future weakening or other problems
- No tooth extraction or tooth replacement
A root canal can be performed in one appointment.
Save time, money, and discomfort with a root canal
By eliminating the need for a tooth extraction, you also eliminate the need to replace the missing tooth, which can save you time and money—in addition to making sure your mouth remains healthy and functions well. A root canal will restore the regular function and appearance of your tooth and will protect your whole smile from future issues.
Come talk to Dr. Gurley about your symptoms. Even if you do not have any visible symptoms, visit your dentist regularly to ensure that any subtle problems are treated before they grow worse.