Root canals are often viewed as scary, painful treatments. However, root canal therapy is a common dental procedure used to treat a severely decayed or infected tooth to save it from extraction. Root canal therapy not only saves your infected tooth, but it also protects surrounding teeth by keeping the infection from spreading. At Augusta Endodontic Center, we offer safe, painless root canal treatment to residents of Augusta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to decay, oral infections and other problems with your teeth. As decay grows, it can cause substantial damage to your tooth. Once decay has entered a tooth’s pulp and infected the blood vessels and nerves, root canal treatment is the only way to save the tooth. Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh will remove the infected pulp, cleanse out the tooth canals and seal it with a special filling to keep the infection from spreading. Then we’ll place a dental crown over your tooth to seal it from future infection.
Most people don’t realize they have a dental problem until they experience pain, which is often an indicator of severe decay. Persistent pain is usually the first sign that you may need root canal treatment. Additional signs include:
If it appears you need a root canal, don’t panic! We offer safe, painless endodontic treatment that can save your tooth and restore your oral health. At Augusta Endodontic Center, you can look forward to a positive, stress-free dental experience.
Although rare, it’s possible to get an infection after root canal therapy due to bacteria entering tooth tissues during treatment, failure to cleanse all the canals of harmful bacteria, or delay in crowning your tooth, allowing bacteria to re-enter. Fever, pain and swelling are symptoms of post-root canal infection. If you do get an infection, we’ll prescribe antibiotics to provide prompt and effective treatment.
Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh has over 20 years of experience in dentistry. An alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia’s Schools of Dentistry and Allied Health and Kennesaw State University, he practiced as a General Dentist for four years before specializing in endodontics. He founded Augusta Endodontic Center to fulfill the endodontic needs of patients in the area.
Dr. Ngoh is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Augusta Dental Society. He is a Faculty Member of the Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine and has contributed to many research projects and journals. His efforts have been recognized with many awards and being voted as one of Augusta‘s Top Dentists by the Augusta Magazine.