When a tooth is severely damaged, root canal therapy is often the only way to save the natural tooth and prevent the need for the costly and time-consuming process of extracting and replacing the tooth with an artificial tooth. While some general dentists perform root canal therapy, it can be hard to find a specialized dentist that does root canals on a daily basis and with whom you can entrust the long-term health of your tooth. At Conyers Endodontic Center in Conyers, GA, our team of endodontists specialize in performing root canal therapy and, if needed, retreatment of a root canal-treated tooth that is failing.
As dentists, our primary goal is to help you keep all of your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of great smiles and oral health. While dental technologies and materials have come a long way in recent decades, natural teeth simply function, feel, and look better than any tooth-replacement option. When decay, disease, or injury has left the interior portion of a tooth (the pulp) severely damaged or infected, root canal therapy is the best way to preserve the natural tooth, so it does not need to be extracted and replaced. While root canal treatment has a bad reputation for being painful, it is a pain-relieving procedure that can help get you back to your daily life without pain and discomfort.
Root canal therapy consists of the following steps:
While root canal therapy has an excellent success rate and most patients have no issues with their root canal-treated teeth for the rest of their lives, there are some instances where a tooth that has had root canal therapy starts becoming painful again or needs to be re-treated. This can occur due to a variety of factors, such as improper healing from the procedure, undetected canals that weren’t initially treated, incomplete sanitization of the canals, and under-or over-filling the treated tooth. If you have had a root canal and the tooth is starting to be painful, swollen, or discolored, we can evaluate the tooth to determine if root canal retreatment is necessary. If it is, we will remove the materials that were used to seal off the tooth during the initial treatment and use specialized tools to identify any problem areas such as additional canals or tooth structure complexities that need to be addressed. We will then treat the infection, shape and sterilize the canals, and place new filling materials to seal and protect the tooth.
At Conyers Endodontic Center, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile that lasts. Call our Conyers, GA office at (470) 486-6025 to schedule your appointment or request a consultation online.
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.