Root Canal Therapy Midtown Atlanta

More Comfortable Than Ever

It’s a phrase no one wants to hear, but root canal therapy is sometimes the only way to save a tooth; the only alternative is pulling the tooth or extraction.

Dr. Hochberg, Dr. Diora and Dr. To want to do their best to help you keep your teeth. If a tooth has deep decay, if it has fractured or cracked or if it has been damaged, it is vulnerable to infection and abscess.

When the nerve of a tooth becomes abscessed or infected, the only way to save it is through root canal therapy.

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

To help ease any anxiety you may have over root canal therapy, we’d like to present a step-by-step guide so you know exactly what will happen.

Fortunately, innovative technology and relaxation techniques are more advanced than ever, making root canal therapies very comfortable. Please note that on occasion some root canals can be done in one session. However there may be instances where it will take more than one session and span over a few weeks to allow for healing.

  • First, the tooth is “numbed,” just as if it were being restored with a filling.
  • The dentist then removes the unhealthy nerve.
  • Any infection is removed and medication is placed inside the tooth to treat any remaining bacteria.
  • A temporary filling is placed on the tooth.
  • The canals are allowed to heal for a couple weeks.
  • Once healed, the temporary filling is removed and a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.

A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy is very weak and must have a crown to restore it to strength and protect it against fracture.

Following the root canal, you care for the tooth just the same way you care for your other teeth. Brush and floss daily, and visit us for regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Are Your Experiencing Tooth Pain or Sensitivity

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Drs. Hochberg, Diora and To can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call us: 404-874-6464

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Colony Square Dental Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Root Canal Treatment reviews.

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I was very anxious coming the first time and was immediately put at ease by the friendly staff. Dr. Diora always thoroughly explains what she's doing and checks in regularly to make sure I'm comfortable. Love this practice!

- Rebecca V

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Restored my faith in dentistry was a very pleasant experience!

- Brittany K

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From the moment I walk in I am greeted by name and with a smile. Treated promptly and professionally and if procedure was a little more detailed always treated with a follow up call to make sure I am doing OK. Highly recommend this office, staff and professionals to my friends and anyone needing quality dental care.

- Mark M

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