The signs of a tooth infection tend to be hard to miss, and the remedy for them is root canal therapy. Here at the dental practice of William L. Toler DMD, you can depend on expert, gentle, and successful treatment.
It’s not uncommon for people to have negative reactions when the idea of root canal is brought up, but the truth of the matter is that there have been numerous advancements in the procedure over the year, including the techniques that are used, and the equipment that has been made available to assist in the performing of it. Our Fort Valley root canal is nothing to be nervous about. Most of our patients tell us that they had very little to no discomfort at all. Another misconception about this treatment is that some people think it is surgery. But it’s not. There is no cutting involved, nor stitches. The object of our Fort Valley root canal is to remove the infected tissue. In order to do so, our dentist drills the top of the tooth. There are no nerves there, so you need not be concerned about pain. Of course, you are also numbed with local anesthesia before the treatment begins. After the infected tissue is taken out, the next step is to clean, disinfect, and seal the canals. The entire process may take more than one session, especially when multiple canals are present. Between visits, you are fitted with a temporary crown, keeping the tooth protected. Upon completion and healing, you will then get a permanent crown to restore the tooth to its normal size and function.
If you have a toothache, particularly pain when you chew or put pressure on the tooth; sensitivity to hot and cold; gum tenderness; tooth discoloration; or swelling, you may need our Fort Valley root canal. Call us immediately for an appointment.