When patients have an injury that impacts their smile, they might not be able to receive the specialized care they need with their regular, general dentist. In situations such as this, patients may be referred by their dentist to an endodontist in the Conyers, GA community. An endodontist is a dental professional who works with specialized situations such as trauma and provides effective dental treatment as needed. One procedure that they offer is that of apexification.
Trauma and injury that impacts the natural tooth might need a procedure known as apexification. Drs. Desir, St. Paul, and De Veaux of Conyers Endodontic Center describe this as a dental treatment that will save a natural tooth from being extracted and replaced. Apexification is a process in which an endodontist will remove the unhealthy pulp from the inside of a tooth. Then, medication is placed into the roots of the teeth to help hard tissues form around the tip area. This develops a barrier that allows for root canal therapy to be performed by a professional. This procedure can leave a tooth susceptible to further damage, such as fractures, which is why an endodontist may protect the tooth by fabricating and placing a dental crown over the top.
During an evaluation by a dental professional, many patients may be referred to an endodontist for apexification as a way of saving a tooth from extraction. A patient should maintain their natural teeth whenever possible rather than to replace them, so salvaging a tooth that has been severely injured is often the first line of defense. A general dentist often does not perform these types of procedures, which is why they may refer patients to our team for specialized services.
If you have experienced trauma or other problems to one or more natural teeth, your dentist might refer you to an endodontist in the area of Conyers, GA. Our professionals are here to help and can provide the specialized care you need to restore your smile. Patients in the area of Conyers, GA, are encouraged to book a consultation visit with Drs. Desir, St. Paul, and De Veaux to discuss their needs by calling (470) 486-6025. The office is in Suite A at 1920 Highway 20 SE and is open to newly referred and established patients in the community.
Treating dental pulp issues and saving patients’ natural teeth are the objectives of the skilled and experienced endodontists at Conyers Endodontic Center.
The team is led by Dr. Rolin Desir, a board-eligible endodontist who is on track to obtain a diplomate status in endodontics, the highest recognition for an endodontist. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American and Georgia Dental Associations, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Alison St. Paul, a board-certified endodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, holds membership in the American Association of Endodontics and American and Georgia Dental Associations. Dr. Candace De Veaux is a member of the American and Georgia Associations of Endodontists, American and National Dental Associations, and North Georgia Dental Society and also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve Dental Corps.
Together, they help patients’ retain their natural teeth and smiles.