About Root Canal Therapy
No one wants a Root Canal. They tend to be associated with causing pain but that actually isn't true. Root Canal Therapy relieves pain.
Deep inside of the tooth is the root, also known as pulp. Bacterial infection inside of the pulp can cause extreme pain, swelling, and without medical attention, can cause the tooth to die. When the pulp of a tooth is found to be infected, root canal therapy is our recommend treatment. Root canal therapy is a procedure which effectively eases the pain associated with a bacterial infection deep within the tooth. This treatment also stops the infection by removing dead and dying tissue from the tooth's pulp, in essence saving the tooth. Once the infection is removed a filling material or a crown will be needed to restore the tooth.
If you are in pain and think you may need a Root Canal, give us a call today at 404-255-6782 to schedule and exam and consultation. We are looking forward to getting you comfortable so you can Start Smiling again!
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I am absolutely terrified of the dentist, and I have been since I was a child. I was in a full blown anxiety attack when I walked into the office, but the minute I sat down with Dr. Sayeg, all that anxiety went away. We had a consult in his office to go over the issues I was having and also to talk about what has made me dislike (hate) the dentist in the past. He listened to my anxiety ridden ridiculousness and immediately talked me off the ledge. He assured me that he would ...keep me well informed throughout the appointment and if at any point anything was unbearably uncomfortable or gave me anxiety, he would stop and fix the issue. It was, by far, the most pleasant experience I have ever had. I have to go back for a root canal, and I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment. The entire staff was just wonderful. I cannot recommend them enough!!!"- B.L. / Facebook / Oct 04, 2017
"I had a root canal today with Dr. Cherof. I was not exactly looking forward to this procedure and was nervous. However, Dr. Cherof had told me that root canals got a bad rap and that it shouldn't be any worse than a filling. He was absolutely right! I never expected to be crowing about a root canal, but this truly wasn't that bad. Dr. Cherof and Tamara were both very kind, patient, and informative, telling me just what to expect. Having the information in advance definitely helped calm my nerves."- S.M. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2017
"I’ve been going to Dr. Mark Sayeg since a friend referred him almost 15 years ago. The staff and environment are first-rate. One of the things that differentiates this practice is the level of care and involvement of Dr. Sayeg. I recently returned from a trip overseas and had a tooth that had become very sensitive. They worked me into their schedule then called to let me know of a cancellation if I was able to be there on short notice. After attending to my tooth, and recommending that we NOT pursue a root canal, Dr. Sayeg personally called the following week to insure that everything was okay. A great dental practice with great people!"- M.L. / Google / Nov 22, 2019
"Great Service and an outstanding commitment to the patient! West Coast busted root canal.... no problem! Thank you to the Super Staff at Start Smiling Dental"- A.S. / Google / Nov 28, 2019
"Dr. Hahn is absolutely amazing! He performed my root canal and it might have been the easiest dental procedure I've ever experienced. I didn't feel the shot, nor did I feel anything from the procedure. And to put the icing on the cake, Dr. Hahn called me the day after the procedure to see how I was feeling."- R. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
What to Expect
If only local sedation is used, you will be able to drive and recover at home, but some sedation options may require you have a responsible adult pick you up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home plus visits to the dentist as recommended are important to maintain the health of the treated tooth/teeth.
Root Canal Treatment costs can vary depending on where in the mouth the tooth is located and how many roots the tooth has. If you feel you may need a Root Canal, the first step is to get you in for an exam and take an x-ray of tooth for a correct diagnosis. At that time, we can get you an accurate estimate. Give us a call today for an appointment!
Insurance: Dental Insurance plans usually cover a portion of the cost for a Root Canal. If you'd like us to confirm what your benefits would be in our office, give our insurance experts a call at 404-255-6782.
Start Smiling Dental offers several payment plans and long term financing through Care Credit and Lending Club. We will work hard to fit the treatment you want and need into your budget!
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more serious dental problems, don't avoid talking to your Start Smiling dental team about a root canal. With modern dental equipment and techniques as well as sedation options, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.
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