Root canal procedures have an undeserved bad reputation. Especially in the skilled hands of Dr. Scott Fitts, Athens root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a tooth filled. They will actually help you feel better, not cause you more pain! East Limestone Family Dental offers you:Doctor Scott Fitts on root canals Read Transcript
So oftentimes, and we see this an awful lot in the practice, patients come in and a tooth is just really, really bothering them. It's either hurting an awful lot, it's really, really hot and cold sensitive. It may be hurting when they bite down. And so what that points us to through a few different tests oftentimes is the fact that there's just something wrong with the nerve inside of the tooth, and it's not going to get better.
And so what we use to alleviate the pain and to really just get rid of it completely is root canal therapy. And what that allows us to do is basically go in and take the damaged part of the inside of the tooth out. And through doing that, the pain kind of goes with it. And so through removing the inflamed nerve inside of the tooth, we're able to basically get rid of the offender, or what's causing the pain. And oftentimes, those services can be provided the same day. And so a patient comes in really, really hurting, and they leave an hour later with a tooth that feels much, much better. And so root canal therapy is what allows us to get there.
- Sedation using laughing gas that will put you completely at ease
- Comforting touches like private patient care rooms, soft pillows, and cozy blankets
- An experienced staff that is dedicated to delivering you an exceptional visit
- Dr. Fitts’s hands-on dental experience that spans well over a decade
Don’t suffer with the pain of a damaged tooth! Call us today at 256-229-3416 to schedule your consultation. You’ll find our friendly dentist office at 15059 E. Limestone Road, two buildings down from the Chevron station.
Experience a Great Root Canal Procedure
We’re not sure why root canal therapy has become such a feared dental procedure. Performed properly, it is a beneficial service that will eliminate the throbbing, searing pain of a diseased tooth. Not only will a root canal stop your pain, but in most cases, it also allows us to save your tooth from having to be extracted.
A tooth’s root canals are located in the soft inner portion of the tooth known as the pulp. Either from a cavity that’s left untreated or from damage to the tooth, decay can spread into the pulp and cause you a great deal of pain. At this point, a root canal is usually necessary to eliminate your pain and help you feel better.
Here’s what a root canal procedure involves:
- Dr. Fitts will remove the diseased pulp inside the tooth.
- He will then seal the canals with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
- In most cases, a new crown (made right here in our office) will make the perfect finishing touch to strengthen your repaired tooth and prevent other problems.
After your root canal treatment, you’ll have virtually all your biting and chewing capacity restored, plus your pain will be gone!
You don’t have to put up with a diseased, damaged tooth. We offer Athens root canals that will have you feeling good as new in no time! Call East Limestone Family Dental today at 256-229-3416 to schedule your appointment.