If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in the roots of your teeth, our dentist may recommend emergency root canal treatment. Root canals are one of the most notorious procedures in dentistry, with a reputation for pain and discomfort. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, Ace Dental Care can improve your comfort during your emergency root canal procedure, helping you to regain your oral health and avoid infection and other serious dental problems. We welcome you to call us at 678-562-1555 for more information about teeth root canal treatment in Alpharetta, Georgia, and to make your appointment with Dr. Pallavi Rakesh.
Root canal treatment, more commonly known as a root canal, is a common endodontic treatment used to treat the inner pulp of a tooth. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed and is left untreated, or if the damage is extensive enough to reach the inner parts of the tooth, it can cause the pulp (center of the tooth, consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and tissue) to become infected. If the infection is left untreated, the tooth can die and require an extraction.
To prevent your tooth from needing to be extracted, and to remove the infection inside your tooth, our dentist can perform an emergency root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing any damaged parts on the crown of the tooth, or the part of the tooth that is above the gum line. Next, our dentist will use small tools to remove the infection inside, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated resin, similar to that of a filling. Finally, our root canal treatment specialist will restore the crown of the tooth with a dental restoration, such as a crown or bridge; this will ensure that your treated tooth maintains a natural-looking appearance and its natural functionality.
What is Emergency Root Canal Treatment?
An emergency root canal treatment is a procedure performed under a professional dentist’s supervision to save a tooth that has caught a severe infection. This treatment is a proven life savior when patients struggle with unbearable tooth pain. Dentists drill inside the hole of a tooth to remove infected pulp and nerve from inside, proceeding with cleaning.
What are Dental Root Canal Treatment Calling Signs?
Sometimes, oral complications lead to severe symptoms like root canal urgency as they interfere with daily activities. There are cases where it is easy to treat infection early with oral medications. But it promotes emergency root canal treatment when patients start having unbearable tooth pain and severe infection and show hypersensitivity to beverages and food. Other than that, if a tooth has prolonged sensitivity and has started losing its color, gum swelling has become regular, then visiting the dentist can help diagnose better for suitable treatment.
Diagnosis of Teeth Root Canal Treatment at Ace Dental Care
To determine the root canal requirements, we use the following methods:
X-ray is the inevitable method for diagnosing tooth decay; We perform this to understand whether or not there’s the need for a root canal treatment.
Electric and Thermal Testing
Thermal and electric testing is used to determine the status of a tooth, whether it is alive or dead.
The dentist conducts this test the earliest before conducting root canal treatment to analyze the hollowness and the extension of infection.
How do we conduct Dental Root Canal Treatment?
Teeth Root canal treatment is the final step initiated when it has been established that a dental condition is impossible to treat without root canal treatment. And this procedure is an appropriate option that needs to be conducted to ease a patient’s condition. There are some steps that we follow while conducting root canal procedure:
Local anesthesia is given to numb the infected tooth and gums surrounding it. We also give some oral medication that helps patients to get relaxed and calm during the procedure.
Dental Dam Placement
Before beginning root canal treatment, a small rubber dam is placed over the treatment area so it can keep a mouth dry during treatment.
We mark a small opening in the tooth’s crown to extract the infected pulp from inside.
We use tiny instruments to remove the infected nerves, blood vessels, and tissues inside the tooth.
Shaping The Canal
Once the infected pulp has been removed from a tooth, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, disinfected, and reshaped.
Filling and Sealing
The hollow canals are filled with a flexible dental material called gutta-percha, and temporary dental filling is displaced to seal the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering.
To restore and protect the tooth, we offer a custom-made dental crown. In many cases, we offer the crown during the same appointment. But if the measurements don’t fit well, it might take one week to form. Once it gets ready, we remove the temporary filling and place the permanent crown on top.
If you would like to know more about emergency root canal treatments, and if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist, we invite you to contact us today. We are here to help restore your smile’s health and appearance!