Specialty Care and Advanced Conservative Techniques successfully preserve teeth with Root Canal Therapy
Patients throughout the Greater Atlanta area trust their smiles and health to Endodontics Associates of Georgia. Furthermore, referring dentists trust their valued patients to us. After all, our practice is led by military veteran Dr. Damaries Candelario-Soto, who specializes in endodontic services, including root canal therapy. Dr. Candelario-Soto, joined by Drs Yanina Figueroa, Joseph Yoo, and Shaletha Bolden, have additional training and experience beyond dental school in the recognized specialty area of endodontics.
Endodontics is derived from the Greek words for inside (“endo”) and tooth (“odont”). So, our team is adept at those services designed to minimize trauma and damage to the innermost tooth structure. They combine specialty training with sophisticated technologies to accurately and precisely detect conditions affecting the inside of the teeth. This rare skill and technology combination further helps visualize even the most anatomically complex cases. With all of this information in hand, we can plan treatment that effectively resolves deep decay, fractures, or other damage. So, we can successfully preserve the best tooth, which is a healthy, natural one!
An inside look at root canal therapy
Underneath the crown, which is the visible part of the tooth, resides a complex system of connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves, and root canals. Together, these structures make up the pulp. The pulpal tissue can become damaged due to decay, disease, fractures, or other forms of trauma.
Root canals primarily involve nonsurgically accessing and treating the innermost part of the tooth. The irrevocably damaged tissue is removed. The root canals are cleaned and reshaped. Then, they are filled to prevent reinfection and promote healing. A dental crown typically restores the treated tooth’s structure, function, and appearance and also helps to protect the site.
As specialists in root canal treatment and other endodontic procedures, we also offer an alternative to conventional root canal therapy: the GentleWave® Procedure. Instead of using manual instruments to treat the badly damaged tooth, we apply advanced technologies to perform root canal treatment in the least invasive way possible. This biological approach preserves maximum tooth structure by effectively and entirely removing infected tissues and harmful bacteria.
In addition to advanced nonsurgical root canal therapy, we also provide corrective root canal retreatment and surgical procedures such as apicoectomy to resolve persistent inflammation at the end of the tooth’s root. This procedure may also be recommended for those patients who are not good candidates for nonsurgical therapies, including individuals with anatomical challenges that make the success of standard root canal treatment unlikely.
We now know so much about how to save even severely damaged teeth. We also have technologies to support this mission. Please schedule a consultation with one of our endodontists. Call the Atlanta office of Endodontics Associates of Georgia at (770) 954-8338. We also have three other Atlanta-area offices for your convenience, in Kennesaw, Cartersville, and Roswell.