Dr. Kathleen Tantuco and Dr. Woojae Chong may recommend a root canal if your tooth has become infected or sustained other damage. This endodontic treatment can save your tooth from extraction, restoring your oral health so that you can once again smile with confidence. Call Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center at 404-381-1734 today to schedule an appointment with our dentists and learn if root canal therapy in Sandy Springs, Georgia, is right for you.

Root canal therapy, often referred to simply as a root canal, is a crucial procedure in endodontic treatment designed to save teeth that are badly decayed or infected. When the soft tissue inside the root canal, known as the pulp, becomes inflamed or infected, it can lead to severe pain or an abscess if left untreated. Common causes include deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth.

Our experienced dentists will perform the root canal treatment to alleviate your discomfort and restore the health of your tooth. During the procedure, we will carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp, clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and then fill and seal it with a special material. To ensure the tooth regains its full function and appearance, a dental crown or other restoration is placed on top of the treated tooth.

Despite its reputation, modern root canal therapy is generally no more uncomfortable than getting a routine filling. Advances in dental technology and anesthetics have significantly improved patient comfort during the procedure. Our dedicated team will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, using the latest techniques to minimize pain and anxiety.

A root canal can often be completed in one or two visits to our office. After your treatment, it is essential to follow proper oral hygiene practices and regular dental checkups to maintain the health of your restored tooth and overall oral health.

If you suspect you might need a root canal or are experiencing symptoms like severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold or swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, please contact us. Our team is here to provide you with the expert care and personalized attention you need to restore your smile and dental health.