Lake Lanier Root Canal – 770-831-0559 – Lake Lanier Smiles Dentistry

Lake Lanier Root Canal – Are you in need of a root canal? Call us at 770-831-0559 or visit
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Sometimes no symptoms are present.
Swelling and/or tenderness.
Reasons for root canal therapy:

Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
Injury or trauma to the tooth.
What does root canal therapy involve?

A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).

While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments.

Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.

At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.

After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.

You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.

Lake Lanier Smiles is a premier dental care center providing outstanding patient service located in Buford, Georgia. We also serve neighboring towns including Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Lawrenceville, Oakwood, Braselton and Duluth.

At Lake Lanier Smiles, We are proud to offer Comprehensive dental care to the whole family. We treat all ages and the highly skilled and trained dentists perform all the services including regular dental examination to Implants. Our dental services range from preventive to restorative to cosmetic services and doing them at an affordable prices. The motto of Lake Lanier Smiles is to treat every patient like we treat our family. The staff are well trained and try their best to keep you at ease and make you feel at home. We treat every patient with utmost respect and compassion.

Our team at Lake Lanier Smiles speaks English and Spanish fluently. Our mission is to create a long lasting relationship by connecting to you at personal level by carefully listening to your dental needs and wants; we will work together as a team to achieve that Healthy and Attractive smile you deserve.

Lake Lanier Smiles provides Affordable Dental Care with Quality products and services. We take pride in explaining the problem and the consequences of not taking care of the problem and the solutions for the problem. We give all the options possible in dentistry and let the patient make the informed decision. We believe in mantra “Informed patient is the best patient”.

Lake Lanier Smiles
4965 Lanier Islands Pkw
Buford, GA 30518


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