Endodontics Dentistry in McDonough, GA
Endodontic Dental Care, Henry County
Changing the Perception of Root Canals One Patient at a Time
At Smile Creators, we strive to overcome the negative stigma of root canal therapy. Our doctors have many years of experience providing endodontic therapy and look forward to helping you maintain your natural teeth. Our mission is simple: to provide you with the finest endodontic treatment available in a pleasant and stress-free atmosphere.
Your comfort is our primary concern. When you come to our office, we strive to ensure successful treatment results. McDonough area patients have relied on our medical and technological expertise to effectively eliminate pain and discomfort caused by endodontic infection.
We understand the negative image of the “root canal” procedure. We apply the latest technology, progressive treatment modalities, and gentle care to change that perception— one patient at at time.
Our doctors and team members have many years of experience in endodontic treatment and are committed to making your experience in our office as convenient and pleasant as possible.
Reasons for Endodontic Treatment
Tooth decay starts with the buildup of bacteria which eventually causes a cavity. Once a cavity has formed, it permanently damages the tooth by causing tiny holes to develop. If left untreated, bacteria will settle into these holes and continue to eat away more tooth structure. When the decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, the nerves then become exposed, causing pain and discomfort.
Endodontic treatment (or root canal therapy) is performed to salvage the natural tooth. In spite of the many advanced restorations available, most dentists agree that there is no substitute for healthy, natural teeth. The goal of root canal treatment is to remove the nerve tissue and bacteria from inside the tooth and then to seal it up to prevent recontamination.
More than 14 million teeth receive root canal treatments each year. By choosing endodontic treatment, you are choosing to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for chewing and biting for years to come.
What Happens During Endodontic Treatment?
Before commencing endodontic treatment, a local anesthetic will be given. A sheet of latex called the “rubber dam” (we have non-latex ones, too) will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment. The treatment consists of three or four basic steps, but the number of visits will depend on your particular case. Some treatments take two or more visits but most are done within a single visit.
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