Root Canals Specialist

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Relief Dental

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tucker, GA

Root canals provide relief for your pain and restoration for your tooth. Our team provides safe, effective, gentle root canals at Relief Dental in Tucker, Georgia. To learn more about how a root canal can save your tooth, contact the friendly office team today by phone or request a reservation online.

Root Canals Q & A

What are root canals?

Root canals are performed to remove infected tissue that’s in the root of your tooth. The procedure saves your tooth and eliminates your pain.

In some cases, you might not have any symptoms, which is rare. However, if it goes untreated, you could suffer serious complications. That’s why it’s important to keep your routine visits with your oral healthcare team every year. We can detect if you have any unforeseen issues that need treatment and help you avoid unpleasant surprises along the way.

When are root canals necessary?

If you have infected or damaged tooth pulp, a root canal can save your tooth. Your symptoms might include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Darkened or discolored tooth
  • Foul taste in your mouth
  • Tender, swollen gums
  • Raised pimple on your gums

If these symptoms don’t clear up, you should see the Relief Dental team as soon as possible. If you delay making an appointment, you could suffer from swelling in your face or neck, develop an infection in your gums, jawbone, and nearby teeth, and possibly experience tooth loss.

In rare cases, your infection can move into your bloodstream and cause sepsis (the body’s extreme response to infection that could rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, or worse).

What can I expect after my root canal?

Your tooth may be sensitive for a few days, but this side effect won’t last long. You can usually manage your pain with over-the-counter medications. 

If you have a temporary filling, avoid chewing gum until your tooth is fully restored.

If you have signs of an infected tooth, call Relief Dental today or request your reservation online.