Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Professional Root Canal Therapy in Union City

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Do you have pain in your tooth? You may have an infected tooth that requires treatment. At Spears Dental Group, we offer gentle root canal therapy to ease the pain and restore your oral health. Our team is led by Dr. Thelma Spears, who is vastly experienced in diagnosing and treating dental infections and other oral health issues. Our team provides compassionate and personalized root canal therapy to the residents of Union City, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Forest Park, Fayetteville, and the surrounding areas.

You can rely on us to address your concerns, answer your questions, and discuss available solutions to improve your oral health and overall well-being. Dr. Spears will attempt to save your natural tooth structure with root canal therapy, only performing extractions when necessary. We offer same-day emergency appointments whenever possible, based on the severity of your case. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure where our team repairs and saves a tooth's natural structure that is infected. We perform root canal therapy when the pulp, the inner part of the tooth that includes nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected. Infections typically occur when bacteria enter your tooth due to an injury, decay, or broken fillings. This procedure eliminates the bacteria and protects against further infection. During root canal therapy, we gently remove the infected pulp and leave your natural tooth structure intact.

Each year, we perform countless root canal therapy procedures to protect the smiles of the residents of Union City. It helps to save your tooth, alleviate pain, protect against jawbone deterioration, and restore bite function and integrity. Some of the signs that you may need root canal therapy include:

  • Severe pain when biting or chewing
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Discoloration of gums surrounding the tooth
  • Abscess on the gums beneath the tooth root
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of the tooth

Our Root Canal Therapy Process

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We begin our root canal therapy with a gentle and thorough exam and use digital imaging for a precise diagnosis. We take an x-ray to see your root canal's shape and check for any signs of infection in the surrounding bone. We will assess your unique situation and discuss ideal treatment options for you. Depending on your condition's severity, we may prescribe an antibiotic to help reduce the infection before the treatment. We will administer a local anesthetic to numb the site near the affected tooth and maximize your comfort during the procedure.

Our team will place a rubber dam around the tooth to ensure the area is saliva-free and dry and prevent any infected material from spreading to the rest of your teeth. A tiny access point in the tooth enables us to remove the infected pulp, debris, and bacteria. After cleaning and disinfecting the pulp chamber, we will fill it with an anti-bacterial solution. We seal the access point to keep out contaminants until your custom crown is ready. When your tooth has fully healed and is infection-free, we will place your dental crown to restore full function and ensure long-lasting protection.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns, and our friendly team is happy to provide the information and answers you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about root canal therapy.

Is root canal therapy painful?

Root canal therapy may sound scary, but many report that it's similar to having a filling done. We use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and tooth, so you will feel very little during treatment. Your mouth may feel tender or sore for a few days after treatment, and we advise you to avoid putting any pressure on your tooth during this period. We may prescribe over-the-counter pain medication to maximize your comfort.

Yes, root canal therapy is a safe procedure that effectively eliminates bacteria from your tooth, preventing it from spreading to other teeth or into your bloodstream. If bacteria enter your bloodstream, they can increase problems with other existing health conditions like heart disease.

Yes, we provide retreatment for any tooth previously treated in our office. While our dentist will do everything possible to perform effective root canal therapy, there are times when the treated tooth doesn't heal properly and infection may return. When this happens, a standard solution is root canal retreatment. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, then our dentist will discuss your treatment options.

Reliable Root Canal Therapy in Union City

If you're experiencing pain in your tooth and suspect you might need root canal therapy, then we are here for you. At Spears Dental Group, our number one priority is your comfort. We provide exceptional and comprehensive dental services and gentle root canal therapy. Our compassionate team is ready to ease your pain and restore your oral health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.