Root Canal Therapy

At Blairsville Dentistry, our dentists can evaluate the tooth and determine if it was caused by cavities, if it’s a split tooth or root and the nerve is in danger. Usually, if the nerve is damaged, it will require a root canal. If the root cannot be saved, we might discuss an extraction with you.

? Why a Root Canal is needed?

Step 1 root canalA root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to injury or due to severe tooth decay. A root canal is often a dreaded procedure but can be a great alternative to a tooth extraction and can be a very effective way to eliminate tooth pain. While root canals can take two or more appointments, we will work to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you; we strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry.

What are the steps involved with a root canal?

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step 3 root canal
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Step 5 root canal
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? What is needed after a Root Canal?

After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether or not further work needs to be done. No one really wants to have a root canal but when you need one, you want it done right. Blairsville Dentistry offers quality dental services (family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry) and has an extensive history in performing root canals. Blairsville Dentistry performs procedures in a spa-like setting, helping you be as comfortable as possible. We are highly accredited dental professionals who place a priority on quality and patient comfort. Our North GA dental testimonials speak volumes about our commitment to putting patient care first.