Save Your Diseased Tooth With Stone Mountain Root Canal Treatment

Regular dental cleanings and exams will go a long way toward keeping your mouth healthy and your smile bright. Sometimes, however, teeth become diseased and intervention is needed. Blankenship Family Dentistry can usually save a diseased tooth with root canal treatment in Stone Mountain. A root canal from Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Jordan will:

  • Stop a painful toothache and provide lasting relief
  • Preserve your natural tooth
  • Eliminate the need for tooth extraction
  • Protect your gums and other teeth against disease
  • Make eating easier

If you’re in pain or suspect your tooth may be infected, call us today at 770-766-8995. We can help!

You’ll find our convenient office near the intersection of Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road and Hugh Howell Road. Oral sedation with a small pill is available if you need help relaxing during your root canal procedure.

Trust Our Experienced Dentists to Repair Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

Damage to a tooth or untreated cavities can eventually lead to infection in a tooth’s inner part, known as the pulp. This area is made up of nerves and roots and can become quite painful when infected. If you have a severe toothache, are experiencing prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, or see discoloration in a tooth, you could have an infected tooth. Call us for an appointment today. We’ll see you on the same day if possible.

With root canal therapy, your dentist will:

  • Access the pulp through a small opening in the top of the tooth.
  • Clean out the infection from inside the tooth and apply germ-killing medication to get rid of any residual bacteria.
  • Use 3D thermal techniques and gentle pressure to inject a rubber-like material into the sterilized root canals. This special filling method helps ensure that the root canals are completely blocked off and can’t get reinfected.
  • Reseal the tooth, usually with a new porcelain crown. The crown will strengthen the tooth and help prevent further problems.

Call us today to schedule your consultation for root canal treatment in Stone Mountain: 770-766-8995. Stop your pain and save your tooth!

Common Questions About Root Canal Treatment

Why have a root canal?

If the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected, you’ll need to have a root canal or remove the tooth. Otherwise, the infection can worsen and spread to your jaw and even elsewhere in your body, causing potentially serious health issues. You’ll recover more easily from a root canal than an extraction, and it keeps your tooth structure in place.

Are root canals painful?

We’re happy to say that most of our root canal patients report no more pain than if they were getting a tooth filled, if that. That’s because we take great care to ensure a comfortable root canal treatment for you. We’ll carefully numb the area we’re working on so that you don’t feel a thing. Plus, if you’re nervous about your procedure, we can prescribe oral medication for you to take ahead of time.

How much does a root canal cost?

Treatment costs can vary greatly for a root canal, so you will need to come in for an initial exam and imaging before we can give you a cost for your particular procedure. For your convenience, we do offer several flexible payment options, including financing through a third party.