Root Canal Therapy in Smyrna and East Point, GA

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The Root Cause of Your Tooth Problems

A persistent toothache can be a sign of an underlying infection. When a cavity reaches the inside of your tooth, a root canal may be necessary to protect your smile and prevent tooth extraction. At JLM Dental Studio, our general dentist, Dr. Jarrett Manning, can save your severely infected tooth by conducting this gentle, routine procedure. If you’re in the Smyrna, GA area, visit us so we can restore your tooth’s health with root canal therapy.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Most people think root canal therapy is an excruciating and time-consuming treatment. However, a root canal is an endodontic procedure that dentists use when a tooth’s inner pulp becomes infected. This quick and relatively painless treatment can save your tooth structure from persistent pain and discomfort.

Our dentists have years of experience saving your severely infected tooth with a root canal. In addition, we’ll prioritize your comfort and smile goals during your dental visit.

The Signs of Root Canal Infection

Knowing the symptoms associated with a root canal infection is vital so that you can receive treatment. It may be time for a root canal if you experience any of the following:

  • Persistent and severe tooth pain
  • Toothaches around your jaw and neck
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swollen lymph nodes on your neck
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Root Canal Therapy: Enjoy the Benefits

Undergoing root canal therapy can provide various benefits for your smile and oral health that other treatments can’t beat. Along with restoring your severely infected tooth, other advantages you can enjoy when it comes to a root canal include the following:

  • No need to undergo a tooth extraction
  • It can take a couple of appointments
  • Disinfect and strengthen your affected tooth
  • Quick and relatively pain-free

The Root Canal Therapy Process

Your root canal can take two visits or more: the first to disinfect the tooth and the second to place a protective dental crown. However, you may need to attend additional visits based on the severity and spread of your infection. Dr. Jarrett will begin your root canal treatment by numbing the area with a local anesthetic, ensuring you won’t feel discomfort.

Our team will create a small hole in your tooth to remove infected material. After filling the space with dental resin to prevent future infection, your dentist will take impressions of your tooth and send them to a lab to create your dental crown. Dr. Jarrett will give you a temporary fixture. You’ll return for your second appointment to place your natural-looking crown, which protects your tooth against future infection.

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