Can you itemize things you fear? Many people include root canal therapy on that list but really shouldn't. At Myers Family Dental in Augusta, our dentists perform painless root canal procedures that relieve infection and save teeth for life. Dr. Alan Myers and Dr. Eliza Myers perform this restorative treatment entirely in-office using the best of materials and a compassionate chairside manner.
Do you need root canal therapy?
If you do, relax. At our Augusta, GA, office, your dentists have good reasons to recommend this treatment. After all, root canal treatment can:
- Remove infected and damaged interior tooth pulp
- Strengthen weak tooth structure with a filling or porcelain crown
- Prevent further infection and tooth loss
- Relieve pain
That's right, root canal therapy does not cause pain—it relieves pain. This is because the procedure is performed with the benefit of local anesthetic, eliminating the possibility of discomfort. Afterward, over-the-counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen clears up any lingering discomfort.
It takes two visits to Myers Family Dental to complete. During the first, your dentist accesses each root canal in your tooth. Using tiny, specialized tools, the compromised interior pulp (i.e. the inner tooth material consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue) is removed. Special medication is then used to disinfect the canals, and gutta-percha, a biocompatible putty, seals each chamber. Finally, a temporary filling covers the tooth until the next appointment.
When you return to the office, Dr. Myers removes the temporary restoration, checks the status of the tooth, and places a custom-made porcelain crown over the tooth to support and beautify it. Myers Family Dental has several types of porcelain crowns available, including ceramic e-max and BruxZir zirconia crowns.
Root canal therapy is your friend. If you are concerned about the condition of a tooth or are experiencing any troubling symptoms, call your Augusta area dentist at Myers Family Dental right away for an appointment. Feel better, and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, complete smile. Phone the office today at (706) 738-7742.