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Root Canal

If you suffer from serious pain, lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, or a darkening tooth, you may be in need of a root canal treatment.

The skilled dentists at Verde Point Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, perform root canal treatment to relieve pain and eliminate infection.

If you live in the Kennesaw or Powder Springs, GA, area, speak to one of our dentists to find out if a root canal can help you...

Root Canal Therapy: a Virtually Painless Dental Procedure

Our friendly and caring team of dental professionals in Marietta, GA, can prevent tooth loss and protect your oral health with root canal therapy.

Gentle and Comfortable Treatment

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A root canal procedure may sound scary, but in reality it is no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling for a cavity. With the use of local anesthesia, cutting-edge technology, and modern dental techniques, root canal treatment is virtually painless.

Eliminates the Need for Extraction

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By removing the infected pulp during a root canal, the healthy exterior can remain in your smile. The remaining tooth structure can be restored with a dental crown, if necessary.

Help Avoid Critical Oral Health Issues

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A dental infection not only causes pain, but can affect adjacent teeth and gum tissue if not promptly addressed. If the state of the infected tooth is too weak to justify a root canal or if it is too far gone, the only option left is extraction.

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During a root canal, the infected soft tissue inside a tooth is removed to eliminate the source of infection.

An Endodontist  Specializes in Root Canals

Root canals are the passages or chambers that run from the crown of a tooth all the way to the tip of its root. Each tooth typically has between one and four root canals. The chamber is composed of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues collectively known as pulp. If a tooth pulp becomes infected, endodontic therapy or a root canal procedure will likely be needed to treat the infection.

Our dentists are all too familiar with issues caused by infections spreading to the inner chamber of the tooth. Tooth decay can damage the outer structure of the tooth, penetrating through the enamel and dentin into the dental pulp. In other cases, physical injuries can fracture the outer structure, not only causing tooth pain, but leading to infection. When infection progresses into the pulp, it can affect the root and further compromise the structure of the tooth. Infection of the pulp leads to constant pain and increased sensitivity. In severe cases, the infected pulp can lead to an abscess. That is why it is important to see an endodontist as soon as possible if you suspect you are in need of a root canal.

Our dentists at Verde Pointe Dental Association in Marietta, GA, offer endodontic therapy for patients in need of root canal treatment. Our endodontists remove the diseased pulp, halt the spread of infection, and restore the healthy portion of the tooth. This remarkable treatment allows our dentists an alternative to extracting a diseased tooth, allowing you to maintain a full and healthy smile.

Do You Need Root Canal Treatment? Contact Verde Point Dental Associates

Verde Point Dental Associates proudly serves patients in the greater Marietta, Kennesaw, and Powder Springs area. With decades of combined experience in dentistry, they can treat root canal infections as well as cavities and dental abscesses. Despite the fear surrounding root canals, we ensure that the process is as pain-free and as anxiety-free as possible.

To learn more about root canal therapy and whether it is ideal for you, contact our practice online. You can also reach Verde Point Dental Associates by phone.

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Drs. Lincoln R. Fantaski, Garrick McGrath, and Kirk Kimmerling will walk you through the root canal procedure.

Root Canals Can Save and Repair an Infected Tooth

At Verde Pointe Dental Associates, root canal therapy is one of our specialties. We use our antimicrobial fightback technology during root canal treatment to effectively eliminate infection. Root canal therapy can relieve pain and save your tooth.
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Root Canal Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms requiring a root canal, contact Verde Pointe Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, immediately. These include:

  • Toothache
  • Sudden, lingering sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swelling in your gums or face
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Sudden but persistent bad taste in your mouth

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen may help ease the pain until you can see an endodontist.

Endodontic treatment can save infected teeth by removing the diseased pulp with a root canal. The only alternative dental procedure to endodontics is extraction.

However, an extraction without further restorations such as a dental implant will eventually result in bone atrophy. A root canal can help you avoid such complex and costly procedures.

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Schedule an Appointment and Save Yourself the Pain

If you think that you have more than just a cavity, a root canal may be your best option to ease dental discomfort. You do not have to live with pain: our team of caring dentists can provide relief. Contact the dental professionals at Verde Point Dental Associates online or call us at (770) 423-4900 to schedule an appointment today!

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Great dentist. I’ve had my share of bad dentists, trouble getting numb, and dental work that didn’t last. I felt very at ease at Verde Point. State of the art and the best friendly assistance.

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Kermit Mitchell III

2021

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Verde Pointe Dental has provided exemplary service and fixed mistakes my old dentists have made. They are very friendly and knowledgeable, no pain. Ask them any questions and they will answer intelligently. Would highly recommend!

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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

Depending on the extent of damage and the tooth in need of treatment, the cost of a root canal starts around $1200 and can reach up to $1650 in severe cases. Cost factors depend on the type of tooth, how much preparation is needed, and the type of restoration performed by our dentists. However, dental insurance will often cover at least a portion of this medically necessary procedure. 

Number of Roots

Front teeth only have one root, so they cost less to treat. Molars can have as many as three. The more roots a tooth has, the more treatment it will require. Therefore, a decayed molar will cost more than a front tooth with an abscess.

Anesthesia and X-rays

Our endodontists will first assess the extent of the required treatment with an x-ray. This necessary step adds to the overall cost. Right before your root canal begins, one of our dentists will provide local anesthesia to dull the nerves for a virtually painless procedure.

Follow-Up Oral Care

After your root canal, you will need to visit the dentists at Verde Pointe Dental Associates for follow-up appointments. You may need a dental crown or a filling, depending on your specific case. The earlier you seek treatment, the less expensive the follow-up care typically is.  

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What Happens During a Root Canal Outlining the Dental Procedure

A root canal procedure may sound scary, but in reality it is no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling for a cavity.

Let's walk through a root canal step by step...

A root canal procedure may sound scary, but in reality it is no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling for a cavity.

Consultation and Planning

During your consultation, you will undergo a full exam. Consulting x-rays and other imaging, we can determine if endodontic therapy is the right option or if extraction is a better option. We will also go over the entire root canal process so you understand what to expect.

Administering Anesthetic

Local anesthetic will make the root canal as pain-free as possible. When the tooth is numb, a dental dam is placed to keep the treatment area sterile and free from saliva.

Accessing the Pulp Chamber

To access the diseased pulp, a small opening is created in the crown of the tooth. The root canal is performed using small tools through this opening.

Removing the Infected Pulp

The diseased pulp is carefully and thoroughly removed from the pulp chamber. The nerves and blood vessels within the pulp chamber are also removed.

Draining the Abscess

In addition to removing the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels, a root canal may also involve treatment of a dental abscess if one is present. The abscess is punctured and the pus is allowed to drain out.

Sterilizing the Root Canals

With infected pulp gone and the dental abscess drained, the pulp chamber is thoroughly sterilized. This is done to remove all unwanted bacteria and ensure that the infected tissues are safe.

Filling the Root Canals

With all the pulp removed, the next step is filling the root canals. The process is similar in some ways to filling a cavity. An inert material is used to restore the ability to bite and chew, and to prevent a future infection.

Capping the Treated Tooth

At the end of a root canal, a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth to protect the pulp chamber from harm and restore the ability to bite, chew, and speak. 

What to Expect after a Root Canal

After the anesthetic from your root canal wears off, you may experience some tenderness for a few days. You may also have a sore jaw, due to your mouth being open during treatment. An over-the-counter inflammatory of your choice can help provide relief. 

Verde Pointe Dental Associates

Verde Pointe Dental Associates

Our team of highly skilled and friendly professionals provides a range of pediatric, general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for patients of all ages. Our affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry

Contact us online or call us at (770) 423-4900 to schedule an appointment today.

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"My husband and I love Verde Pointe and Dr. Kirk. We have been patients for about 5 years, and it has been the best dental experience we have ever had. Everyone is always very nice and helpful. The entire visit turns into a relaxing experience." Roxanne French

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