Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore the health and function of a tooth that has been damaged by infection or severe decay. So what is endodontics? Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerve. When the dental pulp and tooth nerve become infected, you may suffer from intense tooth pain and extreme tooth sensitivity. You may also notice swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, as well as a darkening or discoloration of the tooth. To restore the health of the tooth, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, Dr. Bhoompalli will:
- Remove the infected or injured dental pulp and tooth nerve
- Clean and fill in the tooth
- Seal the tooth using a dental crown
Our caring team will ensure that your root canal therapy in Duluth, Georgia is comfortable and pleasant.
Do I need root canal therapy?
If you suffer from the symptoms mentioned above, you may benefit from root canal therapy. Dr. Bhoompalli will carefully examine your smile to determine whether you suffer from an infection or from tooth damage that can be treated through root canal therapy. For more information on root canal therapy and endodontics, we welcome you to call or visit Johns Creek Family Dentistry soon.