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Hamilton Family Dentistry
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-0011

Don’t Be Scared of a Root Canal in Harris County, GA!

March 4th, 2021

Root canals are rumored to be long, painstaking dental treatments. But, are they really? Believe it or not, getting a root canal in Harris County, GA is no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling. Modern dentistry techniques and therapies have eliminated the scary and painful dental treatments of the past. So, what can you expect if you need a root canal from Hamilton Family Dentistry?

Understanding Root Canals

When you think about a root canal, just picture a much bigger filling that extends deeper inside your tooth. Also called “endodontic therapy”,  a root canal procedure replaces damaged or infected nerve tissue from within the tooth with a special material called guttapercha. In the end, your dentist caps off the tooth with a crown to keep it strong.

For both regular fillings and root canals, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. You can expect a root canal procedure to leave the affected tooth clean and free of dental debris to avoid getting an infection in the future.

Other than that, it probably won’t feel different from getting a regular filling! There really is no reason to be afraid that it will hurt. What’s more, Hamilton Family Dentistry has a few other sedation methods to make sure we can complete the procedure while you’re comfortable and relaxed.

Root Canals and Dental Sedation

Dr. Alan Arrington offers all kinds of sedation dentistry options at Hamilton Family Dentistry. You can receive the dental work your smile desperately needs in a relaxed environment. These include laughing gas or oral conscious sedation.

You can be confident when you visit our office for help with an infection or tooth pain. We know how important root canals are to saving teeth. We also know how important it is to balance your treatment with your comfort. Before your procedure, your dentist will explain everything that will happen and answer all your questions to help you feel even better.

The Pain-Free Recovery Period

After treatment, you’ll be advised to not chew on that tooth for a while. You may still feel numb for some time after the procedure, but any discomfort in the days to come should be manageable with a mild painkiller. We strongly recommend that you diligently practice good hygiene to avoid re-infecting your tooth and keep your surrounding teeth healthy as well.

Let us help you with your tooth pain!

If you think your tooth may be infected or need help saving your natural smile, choose Hamilton Family Dentistry. Your dentist in Harris County, GA is confident that we have the restorative and sedation options to help keep your smile functioning painlessly. Call us today to schedule a consultation if you feel that you might have a tooth in need of a root canal.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.