At our comprehensive Alpharetta-area practice, we have experienced in-house specialists who can perform effective root canal therapy to relieve pain caused by inflammation or infection inside a damaged tooth. A root canal procedure heals the pulp chamber of the tooth, an area comprised of soft tissues, nerves and blood vessels that is located under the tooth’s enamel and is connected to the root.
Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Often, signs of pulp damage include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums. Without a root canal procedure, the inflammation or infection can cause further pain or even lead to a more serious dental issue, such as an abscess.
At our Alpharetta-area dentist office, root canal therapy can often be performed in as little as one or two visits. If you think you may be in need of a root canal procedure, call our office today at (770) 777-1911 or schedule an appointment with a root canal specialist online. We are located in Milton, GA and serve families in the surrounding areas.