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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Duluth, GA

At the dental office of Lawrence M. Saltzman, DDS, our root canal dentist works with patients to preserve the health of their smile. We outline treatment plans designed to save and restore teeth that have been compromised by infection. Dr. Saltzman performs root canal therapy in Duluth, GA for patients experiencing inflammation and chronic dental pain, all in the interest of saving their tooth and securing their overall health.

Patients seeking the relief provided by root canal therapy can contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

The Goal of Root Canal Therapy

When the tooth’s inner pulp becomes infected, the resulting discomfort can make chewing difficult. Symptoms typically include swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and general pain in the problem area, which may contain an abscess. If left untreated, there is a risk of losing the tooth entirely. Root canal therapy addresses the infected pulp by removing it and preserving the tooth as a whole.

After a thorough examination of your oral health, including the structural integrity of the teeth in question, Dr. Saltzman will go over each step of your treatment plan.  This can include local anesthesia, antibiotics, and sterilization. He will utilize high-end equipment to perform the operation efficiently while prioritizing your comfort.

Root Canal Treatment and Aftercare

During root canal therapy, Dr. Saltzman cleans out the infected pulp before filling your tooth and placing a crown, if appropriate. These crowns allow you to chew normally and are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile. Dr. Saltzman will provide you with a cosmetic temporary crown that will allow you to chew and smile while the final restoration is crafted.

While root canals are meant to save teeth, those with extensive damage will need an alternative treatment plan. There must be enough structure to work with; otherwise, extraction may be the best way to keep your smile healthy. If that’s the case, you should consider your teeth replacement options. No matter which treatment plan best suits you, our ultimate goal is to renew the function and beauty of your smile.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

At the office of Dr. Lawrence Saltzman, we provide personalized care to all of our patients, regardless of the treatment they need. If you are experiencing discomfort associated with infection, Dr. Saltzman has extensive experience with root canal therapy in Duluth, GA. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call our office today!