Root Canal in Peachtree City GA
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Patient Review By Rodney R
The entire staff was very professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend them.
- Rodney R
Patient Review By James M
As far as root canals can be pleasurable, this one was a surprisingly easy one. Arrived early for appointments and greeted by great friendly staff. I was always attended to quickly never waited for appointment. Dental assistants very attentive and friendly. Dr performed expertly and I experienced totally painless root canal. Actually fell asleep during process.
- James M
Patient Review By Latorya R
Great overall office. The doctor is amazing. He communicates throughout the entire process and is very gentle. This is my second root canal from this office no problems with the first one. Second one just a few days ago. Not too much pain. Great staff too. Awesome experience always.
- Latorya R
Patient Review By Justin B
With the exception of having to get a root canal, my experience was fantastic. Great staff and I'd certainly recommend this practice to others.
- Justin B
Patient Review By Barry J
Best experience the doctor explained everything and had a great bedside manner.
- Barry J
Patient Review By Melinda N
Dr. De Veaux and staff were amazing. From the appointment making to the root canal, the entire step has been caring, compassionate, and very well organized. They worked me in quick to help me with my pain. And the root canal was more pleasant than the trip to my dentist where he prepped my tooth for a crown.
- Melinda N
Patient Review By Lorene W
WOW! Felt like Family!! From the first phone conversation with Jen to set up appointment, to the end of the Root Canal with Melissa and Dr. Brown, it was the best experience in the Dentist chair I have ever had. I am a big baby in "the chair" and I was treated like a Queen. I understood what would be my out of pocket and every step of the procedure process, Dr. Brown was expecting. When I left I felt like I would not be afraid to return, only if needed, to sit in "the chair" again. Great place, great people, great environment, and wonderful treatment. THANK YOU ALL!
- Lorene W
Patient Review By Bethany G
I highly recommend Dr. Brown and his staff! The office staff were so nice, caring, and helpful. Dr. Brown was great and made it so my root canal was not nearly as painful as I had feared it would be. He even called me the next day to see how I was doing! Thanks for a great experience, Dr. Brown!
- Bethany G