Once decay has eaten through your tooth enamel, pain and sensitivity are never far behind. Dr. Rolin Desir, Dr. Alison St. Paul, Dr. Candace De Veaux, and the team at Conyers Endodontic Center in Conyers, GA, specialize in the treatment of the interior of infected or diseased teeth, and they can provide quick relief for infected teeth with root canals.
Without treatment, infected teeth can cause a painful abscess. This pocket of pus will press down on your nerve endings, and over time the infection may spread to the jaw and other parts of your neck and head. In some cases, it can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening condition. The only alternative to treating these infections is removing the tooth.
Unfortunately, missing teeth have other consequences to your health. Without stimulation from the tooth root on your jaw, the bone will begin to shrink, and your remaining teeth may shift out of place, making them harder to clean. People with missing teeth are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, and the added strain on their jaw can lead to tooth fractures while chewing. While tooth replacements can mitigate these issues, preserving your natural tooth whenever possible is best. Root canals allow the dentist to preserve your natural tooth and avoid additional procedures, and recovery typically only takes a day.
Most patients that come to our office are referred here by their dentist, and we will work closely with your provider throughout the process. Our dental team has extensive training in advanced techniques in the field of endodontics, and we are prepared to handle your case no matter how complex. We use advanced technologies such as Cone Beam CT imaging and surgical microscopes that allow us to prepare for your treatment and study the smallest detail to ensure the best outcome for your procedure.
In order to keep you comfortable during the procedure, we use local anesthetics to numb the treatment area and ensure you won’t feel a thing. We also offer sedation dentistry to help patients with dental anxiety relax. Once the area is ready for treatment, your dentist will enter the tooth through a small opening and remove infected tissues. Once the infection is removed, the dentist will apply powerful antibiotics to sterilize the area and fill your root canal with a gum-like putty to provide support for your tooth. Once the procedure is complete, you may feel some pain and sensitivity for a day or so while the medication does its work to clear the infection. Still, most patients come out of the procedure with much less pain.
Most root canals require a dental crown to protect the damaged tooth and seal out bacteria from the dental pulp and root of your tooth. We will work closely with your dentist to determine the best treatment for your particular case. To learn more about how our team can help you preserve your oral health, contact us today at (470) 486-6025 or reach out through our chat.
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.