Q: What is a root canal?
A: A root canal is an endodontic procedure that removes an infected or damaged dental pulp inside a tooth. The goal of the procedure is to save the remaining healthy parts of the tooth and prevent future infection and damage. Drs. Rolin Desir, Alison St. Paul, and Candace De Veaux of Conyers Endodontic Center of Conyers, Georgia, are happy to provide root canal treatment services to new and returning patients.
Q: How long does it take to complete a root canal?
A: Generally, most root canals can be completed in one visit, typically lasting between one and two hours. However, more complex cases may require multiple visits over several days or weeks.
Q: Will I feel any pain during the treatment?
A: Many patients report feeling little-to-no discomfort during the procedure. Our dentist will likely use a local anesthetic to numb the area before beginning treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort, please let your dentist know so they can adjust the level of anesthesia.
Q: How much does a root canal cost?
A: The cost of a root canal varies depending on factors such as tooth location, the complexity of the exact procedure, and whether additional services or treatments are required. Additionally, patients with dental insurance plans may be able to reduce their out-of-pocket costs for root canal therapy based on the benefits that are covered.
Q: What happens during root canal treatment?
A: During the root canal procedure, the dentist removes the infected tissue inside the tooth and cleans out any bacteria. They may also use a special material to fill the space where the pulp was located. Finally, the dentist will seal off the tooth with a crown or filling for extra protection. Depending on your needs, this step may be completed during one visit or over several appointments.
Q: What happens after root canal treatment?
A: After root canal therapy, you must practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice daily and flossing regularly. Our dental team might also recommend medications or other treatments to reduce inflammation and help prevent infection. Regular checkups are essential for monitoring your dental health and ensuring that the procedure is successful in saving your natural tooth.
Q: Are there any alternative treatments to root canal therapy?
A: The only alternative to root canal therapy is tooth extraction. However, if the damaged or infected area can be removed without significantly compromising the entire tooth structure, a root canal may be the best option for preserving it. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment options, please discuss them with Drs. Rolin Desir, Alison St. Paul, and Candace De Veaux.
Q: How long will my root canal results last?
A: With proper care and regular dental checkups, your treated teeth can last a lifetime. Your dental team may also recommend additional treatments, such as crowns or fillings, to further protect your teeth and help ensure that they remain healthy and strong in the future.
Q: Where can I find a root canal dentist near me?
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.