Root Canal Procedures in McDonough, GA
Root canal therapy involves the precise removal of nerve tissue and blood vessels, as well as the decontamination of the tooth’s pulp chamber after irreparable microbial damage has taken place. At McDonough Dental Studio, we perform state-of-the-art root canal treatment, effectively eliminating a patient’s pain and discomfort due to the damaged tooth, while taking full advantage of all advances in dental technology, innovation and education to ensure a successful, comfortable procedure.
Root Canal FAQ
Which is better: root canal or extraction?
For long-term results, the best option is always the one that saves your tooth. In this case, that would be a root canal. Although itself extraction is less expensive, the space created by the missing tooth, if left unfilled, can create additional dental problems.
Are root canals painful?
Most patients report little discomfort during a root canal since the tooth and surrounding areas are numbed to prevent the sensation of pain. After the treatment, however, you may experience some soreness and sensitivity, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen. You dentist may also prescribe a pain medication to help relieve any discomfort you may experience.
How long does a root canal take?
No two root canals are the same. The length of the procedure can vary, depending on the extent of the damage and the tooth itself. In general, most root canals can be performed in under two hours. This does not include the time needed to place the crown during the follow-up appointment.
Can a root canal fail?
Most root canals provide long-term relief for patients, but in some instances, a root canal may fail. There are several reasons why this can happen. It can become re-infected due to poor oral hygiene or the materials may have degraded over time. In addition, cavities or gum disease may develop on the root of the treated tooth, just like it would on any other tooth in your month. In general, less than 15 percent of root canals fail.