What is endodontics?

Endodontics it the branch of dentistry that treats the inner portion of your tooth, which consists of your tooth nerves, tooth canals, and soft dental pulp. This delicate area is prone to infection if decay reaches past the enamel of your tooth. If left untreated, the infection becomes painful and can eventually kill the tooth completely, requiring its removal. At the dental office of James M. Kinney, DMD, we provide root canal treatment to ensure your smile lasts for years to come.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment, most often simply called a root canal, is a dental treatment that repairs the strength and health of your tooth. It restores the inside of your tooth with strong, medicated dental materials to maintain the size, shape, and function of your tooth. To complete a root canal in Marietta, Georgia, our gentle dentist, Dr. James M. Kinney, will:

  • Remove all tooth decay, damage, and infected tissue
  • Reshape the canals inside of your tooth
  • Clean and sanitize the whole of your tooth
  • Place a rubber-like material into the core of your tooth
  • Seal off the inside of your tooth with a filling or crown

We strive to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your root canal treatment. Though it will depend on your individual situation, we generally use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area before beginning treatment. If you would like more information on root canal treatment and how we can restore your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental office today. We look forward to taking care of your smile!