Preparing for Your Root Canal Treatment
By CENTER FOR COSMETIC AND SEDATION DENTISTRY
October 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Sometimes the health of a grin needs restoration. With a thorough exam and consultation at the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry, located in Lawrenceville, Buford, and Dacula, GA, you will be pointed in the right direction concerning your root canal.

Root canals maneuver decay and infections out of the root and pulp of the tooth. A telltale sign of this infection is an abscess or a small bump on the gums. Patients usually experience pain in the gum tissue as another indicator that they may need to see their dentist.

Cracked teeth

Root canals also fix fissures in the teeth that lead to further complications due to infection and tooth loss.

Discoloration

Advanced decay in teeth will often appear darker in color. This change in color will be characteristic of the weakened enamel. While root canals performed by your Lawrenceville dentist changes the appearance of the teeth, they do stop the progression of the infection.

Dental Pain

Are you experiencing pain when eating or applying pressure to the area? You may need a root canal for lingering sensitivity that does not subside over time.

Preparing for your root canal

No extensive preparation is necessary before getting a root canal. Our sedation specialist will administer anesthesia, and your dentist will get the right to work in taking care of your tooth.

Sleeping well the night before the procedure and after the work is done may assist the body with healing. You may experience some grogginess after the procedure. This is normal. Taking it slow for the rest of the day after visiting the dentist's office should be helpful.

If you are experiencing changes in your dentition that may signal the need for a root canal. Contact the Center for Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry serving the Lawrenceville, Buford, and Dacula, GA, areas. For the Lawrenceville office, call 770-995-1957. For Buford, call 770-932-8577. For Dacula, call 770-277-0800.

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