Like many people, you may have a misconception about root canal therapy. Advances in modern dentistry have greatly simplified root canal treatment, making it less threatening, less time-consuming, and virtually pain-free. More importantly, root canal therapy offers lifelong oral health benefits you won’t want to miss. At Endodontics Associates of Georgia, Dr. Damaries Candelario-Soto provides safe and effective root canal treatments to residents of Atlanta and nearby communities.
First, people must have a clear understanding of root canal therapy. If you’re feeling pain or discomfort in one or more teeth, it could be due to untreated cavities. Untreated decay can pose a serious risk to your tooth. Left unchecked, it will continue to spread until it reaches the pulp or inner chamber of your tooth and infects the nerves and roots. The only way to save your tooth at this stage is through root canal treatment.
During a root canal procedure, Dr. Candelario-Soto will remove the diseased pulp, cleanse the chamber and root canals of infection and fill your tooth with gutta-percha material to seal it from future decay. Sealing your tooth curtails the spread of infection to healthy teeth and other parts of your body. Once your tooth has been filled, Dr. Candelario-Soto will cover it with temporary filling material and send you back to your general dentist, where they will place a dental crown to strengthen its weakened structure and restore its function. Through root canal therapy, your endodontist can save your tooth from extraction.
The greatest benefit of root canal therapy is saving your natural tooth. Root canals offer an alternative to tooth removal for treating severely diseased teeth. The procedure nips the infection in the bud to keep it from spreading. Saving natural teeth is always a priority, as no restorative treatment is quite the same as retaining your natural teeth. Restoring your tooth with root canal therapy:
Fortunately, root canal therapy is an affordable treatment that can be covered in part by dental insurance. We also offer dental payment options to help offset the cost of this procedure. Although root canals are a personal choice that patients have to make, your endodontist highly recommends this treatment to enjoy the long-term benefits of preserving your natural teeth.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Damaries Candelario-Soto for endodontic treatment in Atlanta, GA, contact Endodontics Associates of Georgia today at (770) 954-8338. We look forward to meeting all your dental care needs.