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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Columbus, GA

Root canal therapy is an effective way to treat a damaged or infected tooth and can help preserve your natural smile. 

Southeastern Dental Center offers root canals to our patients in Columbus, GA. Our experienced team of dentists can provide the care you need to save your tooth and keep your smile looking its best.

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What is root canal therapy?

We use root canals to save teeth that are extensively damaged or infected. Our goal with the procedure is to remove the damaged tissue, bacteria, and debris from the root canal and seal the tooth to prevent further damage.

The root canal is the space inside the tooth that contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels. During a root canal procedure, the infected tissue is removed, and the root canal is cleaned and sealed.

The procedure can be done in one or multiple visits, depending on the severity of the damage.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatments

Root canal therapy can be beneficial for several reasons.

  • It is an effective way to treat a damaged natural tooth and relieve pain.
  • It can help to prevent further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissue.
  • It can help to preserve the natural appearance of your smile.
  • It can help to prevent the need for a tooth removal.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy generally takes one or two visits to complete. During your first visit, our dentist will examine the tooth and take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage.

If root canal therapy is recommended, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth and clean out the damaged pulp tissue inside the root canal and pulp chamber. The root canal is then sealed, and a temporary filling is placed.

Our dentist will remove the temporary filling during the second visit and place a permanent filling or crown.

Who needs root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is often required when a tooth has become infected due to decay or injury. In some cases, an abscess (pus-filled pocket) may form at the root of the tooth, which can be extremely painful.

Root canal treatment can also be used to treat teeth that have been cracked or chipped. If left untreated, an infected or damaged tooth can eventually lead to tooth loss.

These are some common symptoms someone may require root canal therapy:

  • Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Pain when chewing
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Facial swelling
  • Pus around the affected tooth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us for Endodontics, Root Canal Therapy, and More!

Root canals can be an effective way to treat a damaged or infected tooth and can help preserve your natural smile. If you have a tooth that is damaged or infected, root canal treatment may be the best option for you.

Give our Georgia dental office a call today to schedule an appointment with our team and determine if root canal therapy is right for you.