Your tooth deserves another chance! Trust our specialized care expertise to “save” root canal treated teeth

It is our honor at Endodontics Associates of Georgia to call many fellow dentists in Atlanta, Kennesaw, Cartersville, and Roswell our partners. They turn to us to assist in their mission of preserving patients’ natural teeth, and, in doing so, those dentists are also able to restore healthy function, self-confidence, and an attractive smile. The American Association of Endodontists reports that root canal treatment has a more than 90% success rate. Yet, at times a treated tooth may require endodontic retreatment by one of our dentists, Drs Damaries Candelario-Soto, Yanina Figueroa, Joseph Yoo, Shaletha Bolden, and Yasir Al-Drugh.

After all, endodontic procedures to resolve deep or severe infections at the center of the teeth are what we do, day in and day out. When you do something enough times, you tend to get very good at it. In addition to our focused training and experience, we have also invested in a range of cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. These tools support patient comfort, safety, and exceptional outcomes. 

Retreatment explained 

As noted, root canal therapy has a high success rate. Millions of teeth are successfully treated and preserved with non-surgical root canal therapy each year. Without treatment, these teeth would have been beyond repair and require costly, invasive, and time-consuming therapeutic measures to complete the smile and restore function. As with all treatments, each patient’s experience is unique, and there are risks. Sometimes, anatomical characteristics such as narrow, curved, or complex canals may go undetected and untreated. If pain and other symptoms of infection persist, these canals may be isolated and precisely treated to fully and effectively resolve the infection and restore the tooth to health. 

Still other times, a tooth may become reinfected. Follow-up is important. It is vital to maintain excellent oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay or gum disease that leads to further damage down the road. It is also essential to visit your dentist as soon as possible. So, they can place a crown that will protect your treated tooth. Failure to do so in a timely fashion can make your tooth vulnerable to reinfection. The formerly preserved tooth may be lost if the damage is sufficiently severe. 

In addition to root canal treatment, as endodontic specialists, we are also equipped to provide alternative endodontic treatments for patients whose teeth require surgical intervention – Call (770) 954-8338 to schedule your appointment at our Atlanta office and restore your troublesome tooth for good.