Root Canal Therapy in Atlanta
Fast and comfortable Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure that is done to save the tooth when the pulp (nerve) inside the tooth becomes infected. Dr. Padolsky has extensive experience in root canal therapy. His techniques are minimally invasive, which means he preserves as much of your tooth and surrounding tissues as possible. In many cases, Dr. Padolsky can do a root canal procedure in just one visit.
One-visit, high-tech Root Canal Treatment
To begin the root canal therapy, Dr. Padolsky will gently numb your teeth and gums so you won’t feel any pain. An access hole will be drilled into your tooth, and the pulp containing the infected or damaged nerve tissue is completely removed using a series of state-of-the-art flexible rotary files. Dr. Padolsky was one of the first dentists in his area to adopt the use of flexible rotary files. After the nerve tissue and pulp is removed from the canal, the debris is flushed-out with a special solution.
Topical antibiotics are inserted into the canal to eliminate any infection. The canal is then sealed with a rubber compound called gutta-percha.
In most cases, a crown is then placed over the tooth after root canal therapy. This is done to protect the tooth and ensure its strength. Dr. Padolsky creates beautiful, lifelike porcelain crowns right in his office using his CEREC 3D dental restoration system.
Learn more about our CEREC one-visit crowns.
Even though the nerve in the canal of your tooth is now dead, the structure of your tooth is preserved through root canal therapy and can last a lifetime. A saved tooth is always better than an extracted one!
Ultrasonic device for endodontics
Dr. Padolsky uses a Piezo ultrasonic device to effectively remove debris, pulp (nerve) tissue and bacteria from the canal in your tooth. This high-tech device has built-in irrigation system to flush out the entire root canal thoroughly. It’s a no-cutting, minimally invasive method used for thorough, effective root canal therapy.
Root canal gone bad? We’ll fix it.
Dr. Padolsky will do retreatments of other dentists’ root canals on patients where complications or problems have occurred after the procedure. In this case, more than one visit may be necessary. As bone damage may have occurred from a root canal procedure gone wrong, Dr. Padolsky will use MTI Bone Healing materials (bone growth factors) to induce new bone growth to help repair these types of root canal problems.
Dr. Padolsky is meticulous in his root canal therapy procedures. He is highly trained and very experienced and is able to perform even the most difficult root canal therapies.
Symptoms of an infected root canal
If you’re noticing pain or have an abscess, you may need a root canal. Sometimes, you won’t feel any pain. There may also be swelling around the gum line or a pimple near the tooth. Some tooth discoloration may also occur.
Symptoms may include sporadic pain, such as:
- Pain in response to heat and cold that lasts several minutes
- tooth that hurts to bite on
- Spontaneous pain from no apparent trigger
- Tenderness at the bottom of the root
Emergency Root Canal Appointment
If you are experiencing severe pain caused by a tooth infection or abscess you may need a root canal. We offer emergency dental treatment and can usually treat your dental emergency the same day—even on Saturdays.
Atlanta emergency dentist Dr. Padolsky has been handling dental emergencies throughout his entire career as a dentist. He and his caring, knowledgeable staff are well-equipped to handle any dental emergency you may have. They are here for you!
The first thing he will do when you come in is listen to your concerns and examine your mouth to accurately identify the problem. If you are in pain, he will address that first. Once he identifies the problem, he will determine the proper treatment that you need.
$49 New Patient Special Offer
Exam, X-rays and Consultation
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have swelling or other signs of a root canal, you should come in right away to be seen. Dr. Padolsky offers new patients a very special $49 Exam, X-rays and Consultation.
This special offer includes the following:
- Oral exam
- Panoramic X-ray (plus any other necessary X-rays)
- Intraoral photos
- Extraoral photos
- Neck/facial exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Consultation with the doctor
- Patient education
- Written treatment plan
To make an appointment, call 404-476-5504 or click here to request an appointment online.