If you do something a lot, you tend to get really, really good at it. And when you start with considerable knowledge of a given topic or area, there is no limit to the creativity, refinement, precision, and efficiency garnered with consistent “practice.” Conyers Endodontic Center embodies these notions; as board-eligible and board-certified endodontists, Drs Rolin Desir and Alison St. Paul specialize in treatments to resolve damage to the pulp tissues at the center of the tooth. While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there are 110,000-plus dentists, less than 3% of those dentists are endodontists. Your endodontist in Conyers, GA, Drs Desir, or St. Paul, have completed additional years of training in this specialized field beyond dental school. Since this advanced training focused just on procedures related to the inside of the tooth, you have peace of mind that the utmost skill and the latest knowledge and technologies will be applied to rebuild or “save” your natural tooth.
In fact, many dentists in and around Conyers and the ATL send their patients to us. We have successfully treated patients with complex cases; therefore, restoring badly infected teeth that otherwise might have been extracted without our specialist’s capabilities. As much as restorative dentistry has advanced through the ages, there is no lab-made tooth that replicates the exact form and function of natural teeth. So, ideally, you will want to keep as many of the teeth that developed with you as possible.
While Drs Desir and St. Paul provide other treatments aside from root canal therapy, this treatment to remove inflamed and infected tissue is most commonly associated with endodontists. Consider this:
- On average, during a given week, endodontists perform around 25 root canal treatments, according to the American Association of Endodontists. General dentists, however, might perform two root canal treatments
- When we are not performing root canal treatment, Conyers Endodontic Center is still applying its focused expertise to the structures and tissues at the center of the tooth, including root canals. These canals stretch downward, branchlike, from the center of the tooth or pulp chamber into the roots in the jaw that hold teeth in place.
- Nonsurgical treatment to clean, shape, and seal the canals (to prevent reinfection) has a success rate that exceeds 90%. However, if your tooth cannot be saved with “standard” nonsurgical therapy, our specialists are equipped to offer micro-surgical techniques.
- Most commonly, apicoectomies involve removing the ends of tooth roots. With precision filling and sealing, the bony area around the treated root heals naturally. Such “root-end resection” may be called for should you experience persistent inflammation and infection following nonsurgical root canal therapy.
Specialist skill translates over to exceptional outcomes and healthy, fast healing; however, Conyers Endodontic Center also believes that the process of saving your teeth should be as comfortable and pleasant as possible. So, you also benefit from advanced options, such as oral conscious sedation, and diagnostics like digital imaging that present less invasive alternatives to conventional x-rays and gag-inducing “bitewings.”
Call 470-474-2220 to schedule an appointment with Drs Desir or St. Paul at the Conyers, GA office, or reach out to us at any of the other ways listed on this website. We look forward to saving your smile.