If you have tooth pain, you might think that the only option on the table is extraction. But do you know what? At Bella Hanono Family Dentistry serving patients in Alpharetta, Georgia, we can stop your oral pain and still keep your tooth intact. With root canal therapy, Dr. Bella Hanono can free you from pain and preserve your tooth as long as the tooth-supporting structures aren’t compromised.
To understand root canal treatment, you need to know a bit more about the anatomy of your tooth. Behind the tough, shiny enamel lies the dentin that forms the bulk of your tooth’s structure. At the center of the tooth is the pulp, which contains nerves, blood tissues, and connective tissues. When the pulp is infected (either after tooth decay or dental trauma), you experience pain or tooth sensitivity. Once infection sets in, your tooth can’t heal itself. Only root canal therapy can save it.
A root canal might sound like the removal of your tooth roots! However, a root canal is quite the opposite, actually. Removing the roots means we take out your entire tooth. But with root canal treatment, we only remove the diseased pulp to save your tooth and stop the pain.
Over the past years, root canals have been a big deal. No wonder most people associate root canals with pain and discomfort. The reality is that advancement in technology has transformed root canals into a painless and straightforward treatment.
The procedure starts by numbing your gums to reduce any discomfort. Next, Dr. Hanono makes a small incision on the top of the crown to access the inside of your tooth. Then, the dentist removes the diseased pulp, cleans the area, and seals it to keep infections in check. After cleaning and sealing, we then restore your tooth with a crown.
As simple as that, you are free from pain, and your tooth is still intact! As you can see, your oral pain can be saved by a root canal. So, what are you waiting for?
Your oral pain can be stopped by root canal therapy, but the only way to tell is by visiting a dentist. If you need root canal treatment in Alpharetta, GA, and its environs, please dial (770) 343-4052 to book an appointment with Bella Hanono Family Dentistry.